Kazuhiko Yamada oral history interview, part 2 of 2, March 5, 2009

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Description

Yamada continues his recollection of being shipped out from San Francisco and taking a month long ship ride to New Zealand, followed by Australia. There, he would get his first assignment, and join the 24th Division, where they would translate and interpret diary entries and captured documents to gain war information. After this, he would take assignments with the 7th Division and then the 9th Division, going to Finschhafen in New Guinea, which was a combat zone. Next, he talks about more war experiences he had and discusses the various units that he served with, some of which were with the Australian Army. He would have another stint at Camp Savage, but this time as an instructor. He talks about his return to the United States and the discrimination that he saw in the South. Finally, he talks more about war experiences and going back to Japan after finishing college.

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video/m4v

Extent

1:02:30

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Identifier

2009OH0969A_02_Yamada

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URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/969A-Yamada-Kazuhiko-2.m4v

Date of Birth

1915 Oct 24

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

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Entrance into Service

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Campaigns/Battles

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Yes

Citation

Yamada, Kazuhiko: narrator et al., “Kazuhiko Yamada oral history interview, part 2 of 2, March 5, 2009,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed March 3, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1055543.