Masao Sato oral history interview, part 2 of 5, June 19, 2000


Dublin Core


Masao Sato reflects on joining the National Guard. He describes the Attack on Pearl Harbor. He discusses the forced removal of Japanese Americans. He describes guarding Army headquarters after Pearl Harbor was attacked. Sato talks bout a shooting match his unit had with Navy soldiers. He also discusses military maneuvers that his unit practiced. He describes contracting measles. He details his relationships with other soldiers and divisions. He explains differences between Hawaiian and Mainland soldiers.



Oral History Item Type Metadata


Date of Birth

1916 Feb 03

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service


Sato, Masao: narrator, Akutagawa, Eric: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Masao Sato oral history interview, part 2 of 5, June 19, 2000,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed June 13, 2024,