Francis Mitsuo Ohta oral history interview, part 1 of 2, April 26, 2008

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Description

Ohta begins the interview with an introduction and talking shortly about his family background, his parents being from Maui. Next, he talks about what it was like to grow up in Hawaii up until the Pearl Harbor attacks. After that, he would join the Army, heading to Mississippi to begin his basic training with the 442nd Regiment. He would experience the segregation of the south and conflict between Hawaiian and mainland soldiers before being shipped out to Europe. He would be involved in many different combat battles, including Bruyeres-Biffontaine, the Lost Battalion and the Gothic Line. Throughout this time, he would receive one wound, on his hand. Following the Gothic Line push, Germany would surrender and he would be shipped back to the mainland and then back to Maui. There, he would begin his career at a bank and start his family. Next, he discusses more of his experiences throughout basic training and overseas, including a discussion on the difference in weapons between America and Germany.

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video/m4v

Extent

0:57:50

Language

Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2008OH0855_01_Ohta

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/855-Ohta-Francis-1.m4v

Date of Birth

1924 Sep 16

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Location of Basic Training

Index

Yes

Citation

Ohta, Francis Mitsuo: narrator, Nagoshi, F.: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Francis Mitsuo Ohta oral history interview, part 1 of 2, April 26, 2008,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed April 21, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1054931.