Hiroshi Shishido oral history interview, part 1 of 3, January 17, 2009

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Description

Shishido begins the interview talking about his family coming over from Japan to Hawaii and then moving back to Japan with his eldest brother and sister, Hiroshi choosing to stay behind with his younger brother. He would grow up on Maui, helping out at his aunt's farm and attending school and Japanese language school. Next, he talks about the attacks on Pearl Harbor and being drafted into the Army. He would head to Schofield Barracks and Fort Shasta to begin his field training, skipping over basic training altogether. He would be sent to Japan to begin his first assignment as an interpreter. There, he would interrogate and interpret for prisoners of war and obtain information about the ongoing war in the Pacific. He would also go on a short trip to Palau to evacuate the locals, but ended up being stranded there for 7 months before returning to Saipan.

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video/m4v

Extent

1:00:52

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Identifier

2009OH0964_01_Shishido

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/964-Shishido-Hiroshi-1.m4v

Date of Birth

1923 Dec 12

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

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Yes

Citation

Shishido, Hiroshi: narrator et al., “Hiroshi Shishido oral history interview, part 1 of 3, January 17, 2009,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed May 19, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1055602.