Akira Iwasaki oral history interview, part 3 of 5, July 14, 2001

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Description

Before Iwasaki would be shipped overseas, he would be able to get a furlough to head back home to Oregon, where he would have a very emotional time with his family. After that, he talks about his first experiences while overseas, going first to Livorno-Leghorn and hearing shelling in the distance. Out of fear, he wouldn't get any sleep during the first day, and would set out the next day with D company ready to go. They would move onward, being part of the 83rd Mortars, getting involved in the gliders campaign, Bruyeres, and the Lost Battalion. He talks about the intricacies of fighting a war in the forest, dealing with tree bursts and shrapnel.

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video/m4v

Extent

0:25:03

Language

Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2001OH0188_03_Iwasaki

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/188-Iwasaki-Akira-3.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 3 of 5, July 14, 2001,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed June 13, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1052097.