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Oral history interview with Stanley Akita

Oral History | Accession Number: 1990.481.3 | RG Number: RG-50.062.0003

Stanley Akita, born in 1923 in Hawaii, going to Honolulu to vocational school; how he volunteered for the 442nd; going to training at Camp Shelby; being picked to join the 100th and being sent to Southern France; being captured by Germans and asked why a Japanese man was fighting with the Americans; being sent to Koma, Strassburg, Stuttgard, and the prison, Starlite 70; being forced to clean the streets of Munich; bribing guards for food with cigarettes; being liberated by American troops; and being taken to Königsberg, Germany (Kaliningrad, Russia) then France and Boston.


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Interviewee
Stanley Akita
Interviewer
Judy Weightman
Date
interview:  1988 January 09
Language
English
Extent
1 videocassette (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..
 
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:34:41
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