James Oura oral history interview, part 1 of 6, October 23, 2005

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Dublin Core

Description

Oura begins the interview talking about how his family came from Miyagi prefecture to Honolulu, Hawaii. His father came to work at the sugar plantation, where James and his siblings would grow up with very little money and food but surviving nonetheless. He would attend both english and Japanese language schools and end up graduating from Kahuka High School. Soon after, the attacks on Pearl Harbor occurred and he remembers seeing a fallen plane and hearing about the attacks on the radio. As he was a boy scout, they were told he would be a messenger if needed.

Format

video/m4v

Extent

0:28:49

Language

Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2005OH0625_01_Oura

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/625-Oura-James-1.m4v

Date of Birth

1923 Nov 15

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Location of Basic Training

Index

Yes

Citation

Oura, James: narrator, Sakai, Eileen: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “James Oura oral history interview, part 1 of 6, October 23, 2005,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed April 21, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1051733.