Akira Iwasaki oral history interview, part 2 of 5, July 14, 2001

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Description

Iwasaki talks about his whereabouts during the attacks on Pearl Harbor. As he had been deferring his induction, he would have no choice this time around, and would be inducted at Fort Lewis in Washington. He would be assigned first to the armored division at Fort Knox for his first basic training, but would be segregated and put into a non-combatant role with the rest of the Nisei soldiers. They would then be grouped together and moved to Fort McClellan to form what would be the 100th Infantry Battalion. After this, he talks about his family and their experiences with Executive Order 9066, first going to Portland Assembly center, before working on a farm in Oregon instead of going to the camps. Next, he talks about his shipment overseas, getting seasick along the way, and then docking in Naples.

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video/m4v

Extent

0:28:29

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Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2001OH0188_02_Iwasaki

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/188-Iwasaki-Akira-2.m4v

Date of Birth

1916 Jul 08

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Location of Basic Training

Index

Yes

Citation

Iwasaki, Akira: narrator, Nakamatsu, Karen: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Akira Iwasaki oral history interview, part 2 of 5, July 14, 2001,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed July 16, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1052096.