Kanegai, George Usui, Mits Mita, Jim Hayashi, Frank Sankey, George Miyata, Fred Uratsu, Gene Akune, Harry Bannai, Paul Sakamoto, Tom Ding, Loni Kihara, Hayato Kimura, Rusty Kubo, Harry Yamashita, Nob Hara, Min Oka, Don Furuye, Nob Kuwabara, Henry Gosho, Hank Nomura, Sho Yoneda, Karl Nakao, Pete
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These oral histories are recordings of a panel featuring Japanese American World War II veterans who served in the Military Intelligence Service, the army‚Äôs unit of Japanese Americans that provided translation and interrogation services. Speakers talk about their experiences that range from family life, Pearl Harbor, being incarcerated in the internment camps, joining the military, training for the Military Intelligence Service, and serving in combat in the South Pacific. Nearly all of these MIS panelists were born and raised in California. Notes on tapes: Tape 1: Intro: Genesis of the MISLS, Hayato Kihara. Panel I New Guinea, Philippines, Central Pacific: Rusty Kimura, Harry Kubo, Nob Yamashita, Min Hara (read by Vic Abe), Don Oka, + Nob Furuye (read by Don Oka). Tape 2: Panel I Conclusion. Panel II China, Burma, India. Intro: Henry Kuwabara. Hank Gosho, Sho Nomura, Karl Yoneda, Hank - part II, Henry Kuwabara Conclusion. Tape 3: Panel II - conclusion. Panel III - Aleutians, Okinawa. Moderator: Mits Usui. Pete Nakao, Jim Mita, Frank Hayashi, George Sankey (read by Mits Usui). Panel IV - Australia, Philippine: Surrender on the battleship Missouri. Moderator: George Kanegai. Tape 4: Panel IV: Australia-Philippines: Surrender on the battleship Missouri. Fred Miyata, Gene Uratsu, Harry Akine (read by Paul Bannai), Paul Bannai, Tom Sakamoto, Loni Ding, Hayato Kihara. Moderator: George Kanegai
Japanese American soldiers Military Intelligence Service United States. War Department World War, 1939-1945--Concentration camps--California World War, 1939-1945 Japanese Americans--Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945 Japanese Americans--California--History Internment
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