James Kobayashi oral history interview, part 3 of 4, November 21, 2004


Dublin Core


James Jin Kobayashi goes overseas and meets with the 442nd in Southern France. He is part of F Company. He recalls going up the Northern Apennine Mountains and being at the frontlines.

James is at the frontline for two weeks before the surrendering of German soldiers. He describes the living conditions in the field and what he eats. When the war ends, James is on guard duty before he is ship out to Japan. However, James never goes to Japan because his father is ill.

James returns to the United States in Florida on a dependency discharge. After being discharged, he is sent to Poston before the camp closes in a month.

James and his family moved to Riverside before settling down in Los Angeles.





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Date of Birth

1921 Nov 25

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Entrance into Service

Location of Basic Training


Kobayashi, James: narrator, Wasserman, Steven: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “James Kobayashi oral history interview, part 3 of 4, November 21, 2004,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed May 29, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1051034.