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Jim Shikashio oral history interview, part 3 of 3, June 24, 2008
Shikashio briefly talks about Civitavecchia, Italy. He describes German 88's. He explains the location of his service battery on the front lines. He describes being hit by enemy fire. He discusses German booby traps. He briefly talks about Marseilles, France. He talks about the extent to which he feared drying. He briefly describes the Champaign Campaign. He explains what tree burst are. Shikashio discusses living conditions and food on the front lines. He talks about advancing into Germany. He briefly talks about being on patrol. He shares memories of Dachau. He discusses German civilians. He describes his post-war assignment. He talks about Germany's surrender. He explains volunteering for the Pacific campaign. He describes his return to the United States. He shares reasons for serving in the military. He discusses his employment after World War Two, including starting his own business. He talks about working for an engineering laboratory until his retirement. He explains what the government learned about Japanese Americans after World War Two. He describes the opportunities his generation opened to future generations. He explains how he met his wife. He discusses his relationship with his wife. Shikashio talks about managing a parking lot. He describes his children and grandchildren.
World War II--European Theater--Central Europe Campaign--Liberation of Dachau Subcamps (522nd Field Artillery Battalion)
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Date of Birth
1920 Jun 18
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Shikashio, Jim: narrator, Horsting, Robert: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Jim Shikashio oral history interview, part 3 of 3, June 24, 2008,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed June 3, 2023, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1055810.