Masao Akiyama oral history interview, part 5 of 6, September 17, 2005

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Description

Akiyama talks about his combat experiences during reconnaissance patrol; and describes what it was like shooting a rifle and shooting against German soliders. He then talks about different types of rifles, his first impressions of German soldiers, and talks about his good luck charm during the war. Next, Akiyama talks about food he ate while in Leghorn, bathing while in combat, discusses what it was like preparing for combat, and discusses corresponding with his family while he was overseas. Lastly, Akiyama talks about returning to the United States and staying with friends before returning home; discusses his experiences during his furlough prior to shipping overseas; and talks about his post-war life including discussing going to business school, his employment, and his battle with leukemia.

Format

video/m4v

Extent

0:29:23

Language

Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2005OH0598_05_Akiyama

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/598-Akiyama-Masao-5.m4v

Date of Birth

1922 Nov 24

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Nickname

Location of Basic Training

Index

Yes

Citation

Akiyama, Masao: narrator, Nakaishi, Russell: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Masao Akiyama oral history interview, part 5 of 6, September 17, 2005,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed June 4, 2023, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1051598.