Harvey Kitaoka oral history interview, part 7 of 7, January 23, 2005

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Description

Kitaoka discusses a bomb run experience. He releases a bomb and his radio does not work. The only available option for Kitaoka is to land and wait for his jet to be repair. Kitaoka is picked up and returns to his carrier to continue his fire pilot mission. Kitaoka goes on 72 missions and receives seven air medals for his tour.

After his Navy commitment ends, he gets married and works in the private aviation sector until the 1970's. During his time in the private sector, he works on the Apollo Spacecraft at Rockwell International. In the 1970's, Kitaoka works at the City of Los Angeles as an engineer until retirement. He shares advice for future generations and discusses the meaning to be an American Citizen and the value of freedom.

Format

video/m4v

Extent

0:22:52

Language

Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2005OH0523_07_Kitaoka

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/523-Kitaoka-Harvey-7.m4v

Date of Birth

1926 Jul 06

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Location of Basic Training

Campaigns/Battles

Index

Yes

Citation

Kitaoka, Harvey: narrator, Hawkins, Richard: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Harvey Kitaoka oral history interview, part 7 of 7, January 23, 2005,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed June 14, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1051066.