Yoichi Ichikawa oral history interview, part 2 of 4, March 25, 2001

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Description

Ichikawa talks about his time at Camp Shelby. He then talks about preparing to go overseas by learning about weapons and how to listen for artillery. Before heading overseas, Ichikawa received a furlough and spent time in New York and Baltimore, where he attended USO dances. He also talks about his feelings regarding being a replacement soldier for the 442nd Infantry Battalion, and discusses his friendships while overseas in an Anti-Tank Company. During his first battle in the Alps, Ichikawa had duties as a litter bearer and discusses what it was like being under enemy attack from German soldiers. Lastly, Ichikawa talks about picking up German POWs during his duty as a litter bearer, writing to his family while they were incarcerated at Gila River, and his favorite experiences during the war which included traveling to Venice and Switzerland.

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video/m4v

Extent

00:27:00

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Identifier

2001OH0162_02_Ichikawa

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/162-Ichikawa-Yoichi-2.m4v

Date of Birth

1921 Apr 22

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Nickname

Location of Basic Training

Index

Yes

Citation

Ichikawa, Yoichi: narrator, Galinato, Rae Ann: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Yoichi Ichikawa oral history interview, part 2 of 4, March 25, 2001,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed June 14, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1051780.