Yoshio Anzai oral history interview, part 3 of 4, October 31, 2001

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Description

Anzai talks about some of the battles he was a part of during the European Theater, and recalls praying during battle, a close call in Cassino while under fire, and describes the trench foot condition that plagued many of the soldiers. He then talks about getting hit by shrapnel, describes the replacement soldiers from the 442nd Regimental Combat Team and teaching them how to dig trenches, and talks about how he brought a Senninbari from Maui as a good luck charm. Anzai discusses about his brother serving in the Japanese Navy, and his father’s death. Lastly, Anzai details about writing letters in Japanese to soldiers’ parents in Hawaii in order to avoid censorship.

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video/m4v

Extent

00:29:33

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Identifier

2001OH0212_03_Anzai

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URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/212-Anzai-Yoshio-3.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

Index

Yes

Citation

Anzai, Yoshio: narrator, Miyamoto, Phil: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Yoshio Anzai oral history interview, part 3 of 4, October 31, 2001,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed May 19, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1052215.