Fred Yasukochi oral history interview, part 3 of 6, August 25, 2001

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Description

Yasukochi talks about his time at UC Davis, studying botany as he educated himself for a future in plant breeding. After this, he talks about his shipment to Italy, taking 35 days as the convoy zig zagged across the ocean. Next, he talks about his rank of corporal and being part of the 522nd Field Artillery Battalion, also talking about the background of the 442nd. After his shipment, he would arrive in Sicily and then to Naples, where he would immediately notice the poor living conditions of the Italian civilians. After this, he talks about his first combat in Anzio and having heavy casualties because of a big mounted gun called "Big Bertha".

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video/m4v

Extent

0:28:17

Language

Identifier

2001OH0193_03_Yasukochi

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/193-Yasukochi-Fred-3.m4v

Date of Birth

1920 Mar 05

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Index

Yes

Citation

Yasukochi, Fred: narrator, Tagami, Steve: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Fred Yasukochi oral history interview, part 3 of 6, August 25, 2001,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed April 12, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1052123.