Stanley Akita oral history interview, part 5 of 6, October 29, 2001

Files

Dublin Core

Description

Akita continues to describe what everyday life was like for a prisoner of war. He also describes how prisoners of war escaped from his prisoner of war camp. He talks about political prisoners in his camp. He discusses the end of World War Two, including his rescue. He explains how the black market worked when he was a prisoner of war. Akita describes his journey back to the United States. He recalls a back injury he sustained while in a prisoner of war camp. He talks about his engineering career. He describes his courtship with his future wife and his subsequent marriage. He talks about his children and grandchildren from his marriage. Akita explains various Japanese phrases. He explains why Nisei veterans are unique. He reveals his participation in veterans associations.

Format

video/m4v

Extent

0:26:33

Language

Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2001OH0209_05_Akita

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/209-Akita-Stanley-5.m4v

Date of Birth

1923 Apr 19

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Location of Basic Training

Index

Yes

Citation

Akita, Stanley: narrator, Hawkins, Richard: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Stanley Akita oral history interview, part 5 of 6, October 29, 2001,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed April 20, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1052203.