Jim Shikashio oral history interview, part 3 of 3, June 24, 2008

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Description

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.

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video/m4v

Extent

0:58:46

Language

Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2008OH0883_03_Shikashio

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/883-Shikashio-Jim-3.m4v

Date of Birth

1920 Jun 18

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Index

Yes

Citation

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 May 23, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1055810.