Tom Yamada oral history interview, part 5 of 5, October 3, 2004

Files

Dublin Core

Description

Tom Yamada discusses stories from his time in service. During occupation in Japan, Yamada works with naval officer Lieutenant Lim. 20 years later, Yamada runs into Lieutenant Lim at Radio City Music Hall and thinks of him kindly . Yamada also thinks of Richard Ishimoto, a former Military Intelligence Service with serves with him during World War Two. Yamada recalls Ishimoto getting bitten by sand fleas in New Guinea all over his body.

In services, Yamada recollects the entertainment the USO putting shows for the servicemen. with Bob Hope. With the ability to travel, Yamada acquires s numerous autographs on a single dollar bill. He has one from Lucille Ball, Dick Clark and Joe Lewis to name a few.

Towards the end of the interview, Yamada describes a letter from Nancy Reagan; an article about the interrogation with General Tojo; photographs; and rank patch from services.

Format

video/m4v

Extent

0:10:53

Language

Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2004OH0492_05_Yamada

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/492-Yamada-Tom-5.m4v

Date of Birth

1914 Aug 21

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Index

Yes

Citation

Yamada, Tom: narrator et al., “Tom Yamada oral history interview, part 5 of 5, October 3, 2004,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed May 22, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1050802.