Hitoshi Sameshima oral history interview, part 5 of 8, February 24, 2002


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Hitoshi G. Sameshima recalls going to Japan for occupation. He describes the cities destruction from the atomic bomb. When Hitoshi arrives at the NYK Building, his first assignment is to take a group to the Red Cross warehouse and guard the warehouse. Later, Hitoshi learns he will be working with war crimes as an interrogator. There are different class levels of integrators. Hitoshi is E class.

Hitoshi discusses the different interrogations he works on from Tatsuo Tsuchiya "Little Glass Eye," Lieutenant Yuri, Camp Confidant, Lieutenant beheading a POW, and the Mabuchi case.



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Date of Birth

1921 Apr 13

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service


Location of Basic Training


Sameshima, Hitoshi: narrator, Sato, Christine: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Hitoshi Sameshima oral history interview, part 5 of 8, February 24, 2002,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed May 30, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1052656.