Arthur Kurahara oral history interview, part 3 of 4, October 6, 2004

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Description

Arthur Kurahara discusses leaving Camp Shelby and goes overseas. When he lands in Naples, Kurahara is a replacement for 442nd Regimental Combat Team . After landing in Naples, he goes to Anzio on a boat. In Anzio, Kurahara is now a replacement for the 100th Infantry and assign to D Company. He joins the Headquarters platoon and learns how to operate the radio.

Kurahara also participates in Rome-Arno and Bruyeres chasing away the German soldiers. In Bruyeres, when the troops break the line, Kurahara recalls capturing a German soldier who is 17 and is crying. During the campaigns in Europe, Kurahara stays with the Captain on the Communication team to correspond with other companies. The radio man duty consist of three guys to take turns carrying the radio. Initially he trains as a machine gunner but becomes a 100th replacement.

In Livorno-Leghorn, the German soldiers gave up and ran away and in Po Valley they pushed through the enemy lines. Kurahara discusses fate and casualty. He shares stories of soldiers dying from artillery fire. and his close encounter with a shrapnel.

Format

video/m4v

Extent

0:29:31

Language

Identifier

2004OH0498_03_Kurahara

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/498-Kurahara-Arthur-3.m4v

Date of Birth

1921 Jul 08

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Location of Basic Training

Index

Yes

Citation

Kurahara, Arthur: narrator et al., “Arthur Kurahara oral history interview, part 3 of 4, October 6, 2004,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed May 20, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1050838.