Arthur Warren Cunningham oral history interview, part 2 of 3, September 7, 2007


Dublin Core


Cunningham explains how he got the German soldiers to come out of the underground fortress. He talks about having trench foot. He discusses Prisoners of War. He explains the extent to which he interacted with the 100th Infantry Battalion. He describes the Rapido River. He also describes his combat experiences near mountain ranges. Cunningham talks about being a part of the Lost Battalion. He discusses Commander Marty Higgins leadership. He explains what it was like operating a Browning Automatic Rifle (BAR). He describes being rescued by the 442nd Regimental Combat Team. He talks about his first interactions with Japanese American soldiers. He describes his continued contact with his rescuers. He shares his knowledge of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team. He briefly discusses his cousin's war service. He talks about the aftermath of the rescue of the Lost Battalion. He describes C-rations and a meal at a mess hall. He discusses his extensive time on the front lines. He shares his memories of General Mark Clark and General John Ernest Dahlquist.






Spatial Coverage



Oral History Item Type Metadata


Date of Birth

1924 Dec 06

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Location of Basic Training

Unit of Service




Cunningham, Arthur Warren: narrator, Horsting, Robert: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Arthur Warren Cunningham oral history interview, part 2 of 3, September 7, 2007,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed May 25, 2024,