Yoichi Ichikawa oral history interview, part 3 of 4, March 25, 2001

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Description

Ichikawa discusses the different roles and weapons used within an Anti-Tank Company including the Browning Automatic Rifle (BAR); and also describes the sounds of the German soldiers’ guns, bazooka training, and keeping in contact with Anti-Tank Company members after the war. He also talks about his feelings regarding the end of World War Two, and then goes on to discuss his assignments after the war guarding a German POW hospital, guarding ammunition from theft in Italy, and his duties as a motor pool sergeant in Foggia. Next, Ichikawa describes his journey back to the United States, his friendships with Hawaiian soldiers, and what it was like getting discharged and seeing his family again. Ichikawa then talks about his work experiences after the war, his experiences with discrimination; and his thoughts about how Japanese Americans were treated during World War Two and redress. Lastly, Ichikawa briefly discusses his postwar hobbies and what it was like talking to his children about his war experiences.

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video/m4v

Extent

00:25:50

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Identifier

2001OH0162_03_Ichikawa

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/162-Ichikawa-Yoichi-3.m4v

Date of Birth

1921 Apr 22

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

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Entrance into Service

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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 3 of 4, March 25, 2001,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed May 29, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1051781.