Hiroshi Tanaka oral history interview, part 4 of 5, September 27, 2005

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Description

Tanaka talks about his cousins that were living in Japan during the war and the communications he had with them. Next, he talks about the route to joining the 442nd in Nice. After this, they would march forward to begin a surprise attack on the German soldiers on the Gothic Line. He talks about the process of climbing the mountain in pitch darkness, and how they determined where to shoot the mortars. He also discusses the leadership of the non-commissioned officers and the casualties that they took. From there, he would see the retreat of the German soldiers, and would see them surrendering by the thousands. They would move forward and end up at Lake Como in Italy.

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video/m4v

Extent

0:28:48

Language

Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2005OH0608_04_Tanaka

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/608-Tanaka-Hiroshi-4.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 4 of 5, September 27, 2005,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed May 23, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1051658.