Harry Yoshimura oral history interview, part 2 of 4, March 24, 2001

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Description

Yoshimura talks about getting drafted, and getting sent to Camp Shelby for basic training. Yoshimura discusses his duties at Camp Shelby laying and clearing mines as part of an anti-tank company, his interaction with Hawaiian soldiers; and the types of weapons he carried. Before going overseas, Yoshimura received a furlough and was able to visit his brother in Denver, and talk to his sister who was incarcerated at Granada (Amache) Incarceration Camp. He then talks about his experiences traveling overseas to Naples, Italy to support the 100th Infantry Battalion, and joining the 100th in Civitavecchia. Yoshimura was then assigned to patrol the front line as part of the 4th Regiment, and later sent to glider training where he participated in a mission in Southern France carrying mines. Lastly, Yoshimura discusses going to Northern France to assist with the Lost Battalion rescue.

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video/m4v

Extent

00:24:31

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Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2001OH0159_02_Yoshimura

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/159-Yoshimura-Harry-2.m4v

Date of Birth

1922 Mar 22

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Nickname

Location of Basic Training

Index

Yes

Citation

Yoshimura, Harry: narrator, Nakamatsu, Karen: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Harry Yoshimura oral history interview, part 2 of 4, March 24, 2001,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed July 19, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1051376.