Charles Saiki oral history interview, part 3 of 5, March 19, 2005

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Description

Saiki continues his conversation about being in Camp Shelby and they would be given the chance to take a furlough to the American concentration camps where he had cousins living. After that, he would be shipped out to Europe, joining up with the 442nd with the motor pool squad. Upon his arrival, he would see the heavy shelling that truck drivers took and be involved in the black market to gain extra spending money. He would be set in the back lines of the war during the Po Valley campaign and would head to Lake Como for rest and relaxation. The Germans would surrender shortly after and they would head back to the mainland, then back to Kauai. He talks about his return to Hawaii and his parents reaction to seeing him again.

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video/m4v

Extent

2005 March 19

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Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2005OH0547_03_Saiki

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URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/547-Saiki-Charles-3.m4v

Date of Birth

1924 Jun 03

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Nickname

Location of Basic Training

Index

Yes

Citation

Saiki, Charles: narrator et al., “Charles Saiki oral history interview, part 3 of 5, March 19, 2005,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed February 7, 2023, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1051300.