Moffet Ishikawa oral history interview, part 3 of 3, March 18, 2010

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Description

Ishikawa discusses Japan's surrender; his experiences on Negros and Panay Islands; describes a Japanese battle flag he found; and talks about his experiences after landing in Korea including his interactions with Korean civilians and Japanese soldiers. He then talks about his experiences during an attack on Negros Island while he was a part of the 185th Infantry Regiment. Next, Ishikawa talks about his parents' incarceration at Heart Mountain; discusses a cartoonist he was overseas with; talks about listening to Tokyo Rose's broadcast while on Guadalcanal; discusses the living conditions on New Britain; and talks about food on Negros Island. Ishikawa then talks about getting discharged, returning to San Jose and seeing his parents again; his post-war experiences working and living in Chicago; his brother's military service; and discusses his wife, children, and grandchildren. Lastly, Ishikawa provides some thoughts regarding being American and provides a message to his grandchildren; shows a copy of an issue of Reader's Digest featuring an article he wrote about life in New Guinea; and shows his Bronze Star.

Format

video/m4v

Extent

0:56:00

Language

Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2010OH1002_03_Ishikawa

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Date of Birth

1918 Apr 02

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Location of Basic Training

Campaigns/Battles

Index

Yes

Citation

Ishikawa, Moffet: narrator et al., “Moffet Ishikawa oral history interview, part 3 of 3, March 18, 2010,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed May 18, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1055732.