Fred Yasukochi oral history interview, part 5 of 6, August 25, 2001

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Description

Yasukochi continues talking about seeing Dachau Concentration Camp and what it was like to interact with the prisoners of the camp. Next, he briefly talks about his ship ride back to the United States, getting discharged out of Camp Chesterfield. Next, he talks about the pace of the war and some of the experiences he had while with the 522nd Field Artillery Battalion. He would be in the town of Kaiserslautern when he first heard that the war in Germany was over, and would head back on an Italian liner, heading for New York. He talks more about his return to the United States, getting discharged at Fort MacArthur and settling down in Oceanside as a farmer. After this, he talks briefly about his family from Japan and his whereabouts when he heard of the attacks on Pearl Harbor.

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video/m4v

Extent

0:28:47

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Identifier

2001OH0193_05_Yasukochi

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/193-Yasukochi-Fred-5.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 5 of 6, August 25, 2001,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed May 20, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1052125.