Dange Atagi oral history interview, part 2 of 3, February 11, 2005

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Description

Atagi discusses signing up for the Air Force and going to Biloxi for basic training, attending technical school for mechanics training, and his experiences being confined in barracks due to being Japanese. He then talks about going to Camp Shelby and joining the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, working as a dental technician, and discusses his thoughts and experiences regarding the 442nd and Hawaiian soldiers he encountered. Atagi was then sent overseas and describes traveling to Italy, his first experiences after he landed in Naples, traveling with the medics past Anzio, joining the 100th Infantry Battalion, and treating wounded soldiers. Lastly, Atagi talks about what it was like being on the front-line and experiencing enemy fire, communicating with his family while overseas, and recalls the worst campaign overseas while in France.

Format

video/m4v

Extent

0:29:21

Language

Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2005OH0531_02_Atagi

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/531-Atagi-Dange-2.m4v

Date of Birth

1920 Mar 23

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Index

Yes

Citation

Atagi, Dange: narrator, Miyamoto, Phil: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Dange Atagi oral history interview, part 2 of 3, February 11, 2005,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed June 14, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1051166.