Yoshio Kinoshita oral history interview, part 1 of 4, July 13, 2001

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Description

Kinoshita discusses the reasons why his parents moved from Japan to Oregon and growing up in Oregon in a farming community. He also talks about attending Japanese language school, his sister's experience being sent to Japan to attend school, his interest in hot rod cars, and going to trade school to become a mechanic. Kinoshita was then drafted into the Army and describes being in basic training at Fort Riley in Kansas during the attack on Pearl Harbor. During basic training, Kinoshita received a furlough and went to visit his family right before they were forcibly removed and sent to Minidoka Incarceration Camp. Lastly, Kinoshita discusses being assigned to a 2nd Calvary Division after basic training; and talks about the conflicts between mainland and Hawaiian soldiers after the formation of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team.

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video/m4v

Extent

00:25:51

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Identifier

2001OH0186_01_Kinoshita

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/186-Kinoshita-Yoshio-1.m4v

Date of Birth

1917 Jan 08

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

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Entrance into Service

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Location of Basic Training

Index

Yes

Citation

Kinoshita, Yoshio: narrator, Nakamatsu, Karen: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Yoshio Kinoshita oral history interview, part 1 of 4, July 13, 2001,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed May 21, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1052086.