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Japanese American building a model ship

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ddr-densho-37-597 (Legacy UID: denshopd-i37-00597)

National Archives and Records Administration Collection

Original WRA caption: Gila River Relocation Center, Rivers, Arizona. Wataru Ichinotsubo, former produce market employee form Los Angeles, California, is shown sandpapering the hull of a model into final shape in the model ship factory here. These ships are carefully constructed for the Navy by the Japanese-American craftsmen.


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  • Ichinotsubo, Wataru


Courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration

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