James Oura oral history interview, part 3 of 6, October 23, 2005

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Description

Oura discusses more about the discrimination he saw while in Mississippi and the struggles between the Hawaiian and mainland soldiers. He also talks about his captain that made a big difference in training them and readying them for battle. He and some friends would go on a furlough to New York before getting shipped overseas to Naples, Italy. He would ship out of Newport News, Virginia, and spend nearly a month zig-zagging across the Atlantic to their destination. He discusses the intricacies of convoying and what it was like during his first days of combat, including seeing dead bodies and climbing through mountainous ranges.

Format

video/m4v

Extent

0:29:38

Language

Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2005OH0625_03_Oura

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URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/625-Oura-James-3.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 3 of 6, October 23, 2005,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed June 14, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1051735.