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Oral history interview with James Welch

Oral History | Accession Number: 1994.A.0453.4 | RG Number: RG-50.164.0004

James Welch, born in Berkeley, CA in 1915, describes going to Shanghai, China in February 1939 following college graduation from UC Davis in animal husbandry; taking a job as dairy plant manager in Shanghai; his first impressions of China and Chinese; his memories of Pearl Harbor day; Shanghai being very quickly taken over by the Japanese; being interned not long after Pearl Harbor was attacked with about 65 men in a large go-down (warehouse) in Shanghai and experiencing a relatively easy daily life; some Americans being repatriated; being able to stay abreast of war news via hidden radios; hearing about the end of the war; and returning home.


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Interviewee
James Welch
Date
interview:  1992 February 02
Language
English
Extent
2 sound cassettes (90 min.).
 
Record last modified: 2020-12-15 08:45:22
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