George Kiyoichi Sano oral history interview, part 1 of 2, December 5, 2006

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Description

Sano talks about his parents; his father's employment as a general contractor on Maui; and his experiences while briefly living in Japan with his mother. He then talks about his home on Maui and living with his grandparents; attending school; and his work on a defense project as part of the United States Engineering [department] after the start of World War Two. He then talks about the attack on Pearl Harbor and aftermath including his experiences with blackouts, rations, and military presence. Next, Sano talks about attending Japanese language school; his future father-in-law's forced removal and incarceration; getting drafted; traveling to the mainland; and traveling to Camp Blanding. Sano then talks about his experiences at Camp Blanding including basic training, his experiences with segregation, and the weather. Lastly, Sano talks about his experiences at Fort Snelling during Military Intelligence Service (MIS) training; talks about other Hawaiian soldiers he knew; and discusses traveling to Japan and his assignment there which included observing a military tribunal and visiting his grandmother.

Format

video/m4v

Extent

0:53:40

Language

Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2006OH0741_01_Sano

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/741-Sano-George-1.m4v

Date of Birth

1923 Oct 18

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Location of Basic Training

Index

Yes

Citation

Sano, George Kiyoichi: narrator, Oka, L.: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center, “George Kiyoichi Sano oral history interview, part 1 of 2, December 5, 2006,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed May 27, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1052269.