Shigeru Iba oral history interview, part 3 of 5, September 14, 2002


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Shigeru Iba discusses Australia and POWS. In Australia, he is in the hospital for a year. During this time in the hospital, he hears about the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, and the war ends.

Shigeru's family is in Amache, CO, while he is in the Army. He discusses that his father losses the nursery business due to evacuation. When he returns to the United States, Shigeru uses his furlough to visit his family in Amache.

Shigeru's homecoming is not what he expected. He explains the treatment towards Japanese Americans is different on the West Coast versus the East Coast. After being discharged from the Army, Shigeru looks for employment with his oldest brother. They buy a nursery on Florence Avenue in Los Angeles, CA.



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Date of Birth

1917 Apr 01

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service


Location of Basic Training


Iba, Shigeru: narrator, Nakamatsu, Karen: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Shigeru Iba oral history interview, part 3 of 5, September 14, 2002,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed July 22, 2024,