Toshio Tokunaga oral history interview, part 2 of 3, November 17, 2007

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Description

After being forced removed and moved to Puyallup Temporary Detention Center, Tokunaga would head to Minidoka Concentration Camp early to help set up supplies. Soon after, he would be drafted into the Army and inducted at Fort Douglas to join the 442nd Regimental Combat Team as a replacement. However, while at basic training, he saw the opportunity to join the paratroopers and volunteered. He would train in jump school, learning the intricacies of parachuting until he was shipped to Europe. He would begin his combat in Le Havre, France and be assigned to take over a base in Europe. Next, he talks about the various parachuting experiences he had, including taking a town in Germany and seeing Nazi labor camps.

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video/m4v

Extent

0:57:14

Language

Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2007OH0834_02_Tokunaga

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/834-Tokunaga-Tosh-2.m4v

Date of Birth

1925 Jan 02

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Location of Basic Training

Campaigns/Battles

Index

Yes

Citation

Tokunaga, Toshio: narrator, Horsting, Robert: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Toshio Tokunaga oral history interview, part 2 of 3, November 17, 2007,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed June 23, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1053588.