Loni Ding Collection

‚Äč

ddr-densho-1007

The Loni Ding Collection consists of raw interviews conducted by filmmaker Loni Ding for her two documentaries, Nisei Soldier: Standard Bearer for an Exiled People (1983) and The Color of Honor: The Japanese American soldier in WWII (1987). The two films were among the first and most influential on the subject of the Japanese American soldiers during World War II.

12 oral history interviews

Densho

Courtesy of David Welsh, The Center for Educational Telecommunications (CET)

12 Objects

Howard H. Furumoto Interview (ddr-densho-1007-1)
vh Howard H. Furumoto Interview (ddr-densho-1007-1)
Nisei male. Grew up in Hilo, Hawaii. Was a veterinary student at Kansas State University when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor. Volunteered for the Military Intelligence Service, and served in Burma with the Merrill's Marauders.

(This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions ...

Kenji Goto Interview (ddr-densho-1007-2)
vh Kenji Goto Interview (ddr-densho-1007-2)
Kibei male. Grew up in Kona, Hawaii. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, volunteered for the Military Intelligence and was an instructor at the language school in Camp Savage, heading the Oral Language Division.

(This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding ...

Spark M. Matsunaga Interview (ddr-densho-1007-3)
vh Spark M. Matsunaga Interview (ddr-densho-1007-3)
Nisei male. Born October 9, 1916, in Kukui'ula, Kauai'i, Hawaii. During World War II, served as an original member of the 100th Infantry Battalion, later the 1st Battalion of the 442nd Regimental Combat team, and also with the Military Intelligence Service. In 1954, was elected to the Hawai'i Territorial Legislature. He was later ...
Edward H. Mitsukado Interview (ddr-densho-1007-4)
vh Edward H. Mitsukado Interview (ddr-densho-1007-4)
Nisei male. Born June 1, 1912, in Honolulu, Hawaii. Grew up in Honolulu, where father ran a taxi business. Was serving with the Hawaii Territorial 298th Infantry when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor. Went to the mainland for training at Camp McCoy, Wisconsin. Transferred to the Military Intelligence Service and was asked to help select the Nisei ...
Ben Tamashiro Interview (ddr-densho-1007-5)
vh Ben Tamashiro Interview (ddr-densho-1007-5)
Nisei male. Born in 1917 in Hanapepe, Kauai, Hawaii. Grew up in Hanapepe where father worked on a plantation. Volunteered for the army prior to World War II. During the war, reenlisted and became a member of the 100th Infantry Battalion.

(This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the ...

Chester Tanaka Interview (ddr-densho-1007-6)
vh Chester Tanaka Interview (ddr-densho-1007-6)
Nisei male. Born in St. Louis, Missouri. During World War II, served with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team in Italy and France.

(This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the ...

Ernest Uno Interview (ddr-densho-1007-7)
vh Ernest Uno Interview (ddr-densho-1007-7)
Nisei male. Grew up in Los Angeles, California. During World War II, removed to the Granada (Amache) concentration camp, Colorado, with family. Volunteered for the army, and served with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team in Europe.

(This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any ...

Kay Uno Kaneko - Hana Shepard - Mae Matsuzaki Interview (ddr-densho-1007-8)
vh Kay Uno Kaneko - Hana Shepard - Mae Matsuzaki Interview (ddr-densho-1007-8)
Nisei females, sisters. Grew up in Los Angeles, California, before World War II. During the war, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Granada (Amache) concentration camp, Colorado. Transferred to the Crystal City internment camp, Texas, so family could be reunited with father. The sisters had several brothers who served in the U ...
Kazuo Yamane Interview (ddr-densho-1007-9)
vh Kazuo Yamane Interview (ddr-densho-1007-9)
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.

(This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service ...

Herbert Y. Miyasaki Interview (ddr-densho-1007-10)
vh Herbert Y. Miyasaki Interview (ddr-densho-1007-10)
Nisei male. Born March 12, 1915, in Pauuilo, Hawaii. Joined the army in December 1940 and was assigned to the 100th Infantry Battalion. Transferred to the Military Intelligence Service in 1942, and was asked to help select a group of volunteer linguists to serve with Merrill's Marauders in India and Burma. Herbert was a skilled ...

See all objects

API