Robert Nagata oral history interview, part 4 of 5, August 26, 2007


Dublin Core


The interview with Clarence Yayoi Tamayori is combined with Robert Tokuo Nagata.

Clarence and Robert discuss being in basic training for almost a year before deployment overseas. Both men go to France and share their first time seeing action and their first time in battle.

Although, Clarence is assigned to K Company and Robert to M Company they both are at Hill 140. Clarence describes the battle and seeing dead soldiers for the first time.

At Luciano, Italy, Robert is wounded by shrapnel, and Clarence is hit by artillery fire. During their one month break after Luciano, M Company has mine training. Clarence and Robert discuss the different types of mines.

Clarence and Robert also talk about German weapons versus American weapons. Even though the German has some powerful weapons, the Americans surprised the Germans with the 88.



Oral History Item Type Metadata


Date of Birth

1923 Mar 23

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service


Nagata, Robert: narrator Tamayori, Clarence: narrator, Horsting, Robert: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Robert Nagata oral history interview, part 4 of 5, August 26, 2007,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed June 18, 2024,