Earl Hanson Interview Segment 2

Family background: parents immigrants from Norway (ddr-densho-1000-160-1) - 00:08:54
(ddr-densho-1000-160-2) - 00:02:31
Growing up on Bainbridge Island, Washington (ddr-densho-1000-160-3) - 00:05:52
Early memories of Japanese American neighbors and their greenhouses (ddr-densho-1000-160-4) - 00:06:17
Discussion of prewar occupations on Bainbridge Island: Port Blakely mill, strawberry farming (ddr-densho-1000-160-5) - 00:06:33
Memories of a cannery company on Bainbridge Island that contracted with Japanese farmers (ddr-densho-1000-160-6) - 00:03:20
Memories of Japanese families on Bainbridge Island before World War II; visiting friends' homes (ddr-densho-1000-160-7) - 00:07:09
Childhood activities on Bainbridge Island, Washington: playing sports, picking strawberries (ddr-densho-1000-160-8) - 00:06:48
Thoughts on race relations on Bainbridge Island (ddr-densho-1000-160-9) - 00:05:34
Memories of Pearl Harbor bombing and aftermath; watching Japanese American friends prepare for mass removal (ddr-densho-1000-160-10) - 00:05:55
Finding out about the plans for mass removal of Japanese Americans on Bainbridge Island: "It kind of came as a shock to all of us" (ddr-densho-1000-160-11) - 00:06:33
(ddr-densho-1000-160-12) - 00:03:26
Working in Bremerton, Washington, after graduating from high school (ddr-densho-1000-160-13) - 00:02:26
Memories of seeing friends off at the Eagledale ferry dock on the day of mass removal (ddr-densho-1000-160-14) - 00:07:46
Keeping in touch with Japanese American friends while they were in concentration camps (ddr-densho-1000-160-15) - 00:06:57
Description of atmosphere on Bainbridge Island, Washington, after the Japanese Americans had been removed (ddr-densho-1000-160-16) - 00:03:20
Volunteering for the military (ddr-densho-1000-160-17) - 00:06:49
A reunion with Japanese American friends while in the military; an encounter with racism (ddr-densho-1000-160-18) - 00:03:57
Assigned to Okinawa for military service; an eventful journey by sea on an LST (ddr-densho-1000-160-19) - 00:05:53
Experiences while stationed in Okinawa: helping some stranded navy fighter pilots (ddr-densho-1000-160-20) - 00:04:15
Finishing military service and returning home (ddr-densho-1000-160-21) - 00:06:24
Postwar work: Alaskan salmon cannery, Keyport torpedo station (ddr-densho-1000-160-22) - 00:05:17
Getting married and remodeling house in Poulsbo, Washington (ddr-densho-1000-160-23) - 00:02:49
(ddr-densho-1000-160-24) - 00:02:43
Helping with a proposed memorial at the Eagledale ferry dock on Bainbridge Island (ddr-densho-1000-160-25) - 00:01:52
Memories of Japanese Americans returning to Bainbridge Island, Washington, after the war (ddr-densho-1000-160-26) - 00:06:19
Speaking to schoolchildren; message for future generations (ddr-densho-1000-160-27) - 00:06:54
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May 27, 2004

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Earl Hanson

Earl Hanson Interview

02:22:33 — 27 segments

May 27, 2004

Poulsbo, Washington

Caucasian male. Born June 29, 1923, in Seattle, Washington. Grew up on Bainbridge Island, Washington, with many Japanese American friends. Observed the mass removal of Japanese Americans from Bainbridge Island during World War II. Served with the 1901st Aviation Engineers during the war, and was stationed in Okinawa. Returned to the Bainbridge Island, Washington, area after World War II.

(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 author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of the Interior.)

David Neiwert, interviewer; John Pai, videographer

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