Yoshio Anzai oral history interview, part 2 of 4, October 31, 2001

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Description

Anzai discusses his assignment with the Hawaiian National Guard in Maui during the attack on Pearl Harbor, as well as his feelings regarding Japan after the attack, and his brother getting drafted into the Japanese Navy. Anzai details about traveling from Hawaii to Wisconsin for basic training at Camp McCoy, and describes seeing snow; and teaching judo to Sparky Matsunaga - who would later go on to become a United States senator. While at Camp McCoy, the soldiers would go to the nearest town and Anzai recalls instances of fighting between the Hawaiian soldiers and local townspeople. Anzai discusses about his experiences at Camp Shelby, Mississippi. Lastly, Anzai talks about going to Africa for more training before going to Salerno, Italy where he experienced his first battle, and recalls seeing his first casualty of war.

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video/m4v

Extent

00:29:12

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2001OH0212_02_Anzai

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URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/212-Anzai-Yoshio-2.m4v

Date of Birth

1917 Jan 16

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

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Entrance into Service

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Location of Basic Training

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Yes

Citation

Anzai, Yoshio: narrator, Miyamoto, Phil: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Yoshio Anzai oral history interview, part 2 of 4, October 31, 2001,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed May 27, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1052214.