Toshi Uesato oral history interview, part 2 of 4, March 18, 2010

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Description

Uesato discusses his assignment in Burma, where his team would be in charge of opening back up the Burma Road. Next, he would head to China where he would get the rare chance to be around elite military leaders, including Mao Zedong of China and many others. He would continue interrogating and translating until he had enough points to discharge. However, he decided to extend his time with the Army and head to occupied Japan, where he could both work as a good will ambassador and search for his brother that had been stuck in Japan after Pearl Harbor. Uesato gets the rare sight of seeing Hiroshima after Pearl Harbor from his airplane and discusses the devastation of Tokyo and the sad sights of the Japanese civilians.

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video/m4v

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0:54:57

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2010OH1004_02_Uesato

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http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/1004-Uesato-Toshi-2.m4v

Date of Birth

1924 Mar 11

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

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Entrance into Service

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Yes

Citation

Uesato, Toshi: narrator et al., “Toshi Uesato oral history interview, part 2 of 4, March 18, 2010,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed July 12, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1055738.