gayle k. yamada Collection ddr-densho-1004

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Frank Fukuhara Interview (ddr-densho-1004-1)
vh Frank Fukuhara Interview (ddr-densho-1004-1)
Kibei male. Born August 25, 1924. As a child, sent to live in Japan after father's passing. Attended school in Japan and was drafted into the Japanese military. During the U.S. occupation, was reunited with brother who had been serving with the Military Intelligence Service.

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Gordon Yamada Interview (ddr-densho-1004-2)
vh Gordon Yamada Interview (ddr-densho-1004-2)
Nisei male. Served with the Military Intelligence Service during the postwar occupation of Japan.

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James C. McNaughton Interview (ddr-densho-1004-3)
vh James C. McNaughton Interview (ddr-densho-1004-3)
Caucasian male. Command Historian, Defense Language Institute.

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Barry Saiki Interview (ddr-densho-1004-4)
vh Barry Saiki Interview (ddr-densho-1004-4)
Nisei male. Born June 21, 1919, in Stockton, California. During World War II, served with the Military Intelligence Service in Japan.

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Roy Takai Interview (ddr-densho-1004-5)
vh Roy Takai Interview (ddr-densho-1004-5)
Nisei male. Born October 3, 1918, in Sacramento, California. During World War II, was drafted out of the Poston concentration camp, Arizona. Served with the Military Intelligence service as a translator and interpreter in India, Burma and Japan.

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Walter Tanaka Interview (ddr-densho-1004-6)
vh Walter Tanaka Interview (ddr-densho-1004-6)
Nisei male. Born February 19, 1918, in Watsonville, California. Drafted into the military before the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Volunteered for the Military Intelligence Service and interrogated Japanese POWs in Australia during the war. After the war, served as a linguist and interpreter in Japan during the U.S. occupation. Mr. Tanaka passed away on March 3, ...
Roy Uyehata Interview (ddr-densho-1004-7)
vh Roy Uyehata Interview (ddr-densho-1004-7)
Nisei male. Born December 9, 1917. During World War II, served with the Military Intelligence Service in New Caledonia and Guadalcanal.

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Sunao
vh Sunao "Phil" Ishio Interview (ddr-densho-1004-8)
Nisei male. Born January 12, 1918, in Berkeley, California. Served in the Military Intelligence Service during World War II. Mr. Ishio passed away on May 23, 2009.

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Roy Matsumoto Interview (ddr-densho-1004-9)
vh Roy Matsumoto Interview (ddr-densho-1004-9)
Nisei male. Born May 1, 1913 in Laguna, California. Lived in Japan from childhood through teenage years, before returning to the United States during high school. Incarcerated in the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Jerome concentration camp, Arkansas. Volunteered for the U.S. army in 1942, and was inducted in the Military Intelligence Service. Selected ...
John
vh John "Jack" Herzig Interview (ddr-densho-1004-10)
Caucasian male. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II and worked with Japanese American interpreters during the U.S. occupation of Japan. Husband of Nisei Aiko Herzig-Yoshinaga, and the couple was instrumental in helping to obtain redress and reparations for Japanese Americans in the 1980s. Mr. Herzig passed away in 2005.

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Grant Hirabayashi Interview (ddr-densho-1004-11)
vh Grant Hirabayashi Interview (ddr-densho-1004-11)
Kibei male. Born November 9, 1919, in Thomas, Washington. Went to Japan at age twelve, attended school, and returned to the U.S. as a high school student. Enlisted in the army just prior to the bombing of Pearl Harbor, and was eventually recruited for the Military Intelligence Service. Selected as one of fourteen Japanese Americans to ...
Harry Akune Interview (ddr-densho-1004-12)
vh Harry Akune Interview (ddr-densho-1004-12)
Nisei male, born May 20, 1920. During World War II, served as an interpreter with the Military Intelligence Service. Mr. Akune passed away in 2011.

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Kenjiro Akune Interview (ddr-densho-1004-13)
vh Kenjiro Akune Interview (ddr-densho-1004-13)
Nisei male, born 1923. During World War II, served with the Military Intelligence Service.

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Harry Akune - Kenjiro Akune Interview (ddr-densho-1004-14)
vh Harry Akune - Kenjiro Akune Interview (ddr-densho-1004-14)
Nisei males. Harry born 1920 and Kenjiro born 1923. Both brothers served with the Military Intelligence Service during World War II.

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Steve Yamamoto Interview (ddr-densho-1004-15)
vh Steve Yamamoto Interview (ddr-densho-1004-15)
Nisei male. Born August 16, 1917. Volunteered for the military in March 1941. During the war, served with the Military Intelligence Service as head of the interrogation section in New Guinea and the Philippines as well as for the war crimes trials during the occupation of Japan. Mr. Yamamoto passed away on December 28, 2006.

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Robert
vh Robert "Rusty" Kimura Interview (ddr-densho-1004-16)
Nisei male. Born January 19, 1915, in Sacramento, California. During World War II, sent to the Topaz concentration camp, Utah. Volunteered for the military out of camp, and was recruited to serve in the Military Intelligence Service. Mr. Kimura passed away on April 4, 2012.

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Shoso
vh Shoso "Sho" Nomura Interview (ddr-densho-1004-17)
Nisei male. Born October 1, 1918, in Southern California. During World War II, removed to the Gila River concentration camp, Arizona. Joined the Military Intelligence Service and served with the Dixie Mission, a U.S. Army Observation Group, a U.S. effort to establish official relations with the Communist Party of China and the People's Liberation Army.

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Don Oka Interview (ddr-densho-1004-18)
vh Don Oka Interview (ddr-densho-1004-18)
Nisei male. Born January 8, 1920. During World War II, served as a translator with the Military Intelligence Service in Alasaka, Saipan and Tinian.

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Kan Tagami Interview (ddr-densho-1004-19)
vh Kan Tagami Interview (ddr-densho-1004-19)
Nisei male. Born February 21, 1918, in Selma, California. Drafted prior to World War II. During the war, served in the Military Intelligence Service with the Mars Task Force in Burma, and as an interpreter for General MacArthur in Japan.

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Kazuo Yamane Interview (ddr-densho-1004-20)
vh Kazuo Yamane Interview (ddr-densho-1004-20)
Nisei male. Born December 8, 1916, in Hawaii. Was already in the army when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Served with the Military Intelligence Service as a translator at the Pentagon and in Europe.

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Don Okubo Interview (ddr-densho-1004-21)
vh Don Okubo Interview (ddr-densho-1004-21)
Nisei male. Born January 22, 1919. During World War II, volunteered for the 442nd Regimental Combat Team and eventually transferred to the Military Intelligence Service. Served as an interpreter interrogating Japanese prisoners of war in Palau.

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Ted Tsukiyama Interview (ddr-densho-1004-22)
vh Ted Tsukiyama Interview (ddr-densho-1004-22)
Nisei male. Born December 13, 1920, in Honolulu, Hawaii. During World War II, was a member of the Varsity Victory Volunteers, then served with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team and the Military Intelligence Service. Following military service, graduated from Yale Law School and became an attorney in Hawaii. Active in community and veterans organizations.
Shigeya Kihara Interview (ddr-densho-1004-23)
vh Shigeya Kihara Interview (ddr-densho-1004-23)
Nisei male. Recruited to teach at the army's language school in fall of 1941. Helped to establish the Military Intelligence Service Language School in Presidio San Francisco and helped with the move to Minnesota. Postwar, established a career teaching with the Defense Language Institute. Mr. Kihara passed away in 2005.

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