Office of Strategic Services

The Office of Strategic Services (OSS) Far East Section was created in the summer of 1943 to conduct psychological warfare against the Japanese. Fifty-five Japanese Americans were recruited directly from the incarceration camps as well as cities outside the West Coast. Two-thirds were Issei, and the rest mostly Kibei. Japanese Americans in the OSS were stationed in Saipan, California, India, and North Burma. Their duties mainly included setting up broadcasting stations and producing broadcasts aimed at rallying pro-democracy groups.

World War II (34)
Military service (229)
Office of Strategic Services (10)

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Hideo Hoshide Interview II Segment 27 (ddr-densho-1000-185-27)
vh Hideo Hoshide Interview II Segment 27 (ddr-densho-1000-185-27)
Possible influence regarding whether Japanese Emperor would be tried as a war criminal
Hideo Hoshide Interview II Segment 9 (ddr-densho-1000-185-9)
vh Hideo Hoshide Interview II Segment 9 (ddr-densho-1000-185-9)
Training with other OSS members; difficulties as the only non-civilian
Hideo Hoshide Interview II Segment 13 (ddr-densho-1000-185-13)
vh Hideo Hoshide Interview II Segment 13 (ddr-densho-1000-185-13)
Description of specialized training with rubber raft and explosives
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