Hiroshi Tanaka oral history interview, part 3 of 5, September 27, 2005

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Dublin Core

Description

Tanaka discusses his time at Poston concentration camp in Arizona. He would work outside of the camp, but when the loyalty questions came about, he would end up answering no, yes and getting drafted into the Army. He was attending art school in Kansas when he received his induction notice and would head to Camp Shelby to begin his basic training. He would be trained with the mortar squad and become a replacement with the 442nd Regiment. He talks about the shipment to Europe, first going to Scotland, then going through Europe and eventually landed in Le Havre. He also talks about the whereabouts of his family during the war, including his father having a hearing in Santa Fe.

Format

video/m4v

Extent

0:29:06

Language

Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2005OH0608_03_Tanaka

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/608-Tanaka-Hiroshi-3.m4v

Date of Birth

1922 Feb 08

Location of Birth

Incarceration Facilities

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Location of Basic Training

Index

Yes

Citation

Tanaka, Hiroshi: narrator, Garvey, John: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Hiroshi Tanaka oral history interview, part 3 of 5, September 27, 2005,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed April 12, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1051657.