Hideo Hoshide Interview II Segment 6

A family friend retrieves car and brings it to Minidoka (ddr-densho-1000-185-1) - 00:03:34
A difficult journey by car to Washington, D.C. (ddr-densho-1000-185-2) - 00:09:13
Traveling to Washington, D.C. (ddr-densho-1000-185-3) - 00:04:10
First encounter with segregation on the East Coast: unsure about where to sit on a bus (ddr-densho-1000-185-4) - 00:07:54
Being drafted despite verbal promise to the contrary (ddr-densho-1000-185-5) - 00:07:58
Description of initial Office of Strategic Services (OSS) group (ddr-densho-1000-185-6) - 00:10:42
Description of OSS training (ddr-densho-1000-185-7) - 00:05:53
(ddr-densho-1000-185-8) - 00:04:22
Training with other OSS members; difficulties as the only non-civilian (ddr-densho-1000-185-9) - 00:04:08
Visiting Little Tokyo in Los Angeles while still in training (ddr-densho-1000-185-10) - 00:05:42
Journey overseas to unknown destination (ddr-densho-1000-185-11) - 00:08:01
Leaving compound while stationed in India (ddr-densho-1000-185-12) - 00:08:29
Description of specialized training with rubber raft and explosives (ddr-densho-1000-185-13) - 00:05:13
Training for mission: "white propaganda" (ddr-densho-1000-185-14) - 00:05:55
Reaction to hearing about the end of the war in the Pacific (ddr-densho-1000-185-15) - 00:06:08
Leaving OSS members to return to Washington, D.C. for a priority mission (ddr-densho-1000-185-16) - 00:07:25
Being assigned to Hiroshima, Japan, as part of the Strategic Bombing Survey (ddr-densho-1000-185-17) - 00:10:55
Witnessing the devastation of Hiroshima shortly after the atomic bombing (ddr-densho-1000-185-18) - 00:08:50
Meeting a hospital cook in the devastated city of Hiroshima (ddr-densho-1000-185-19) - 00:03:08
Journey to Sendai, Japan (ddr-densho-1000-185-20) - 00:09:29
Happening upon wife's grandmother on trip to Sendai, Japan (ddr-densho-1000-185-21) - 00:05:02
Obtaining a census-type list of names for atomic bomb survey (ddr-densho-1000-185-22) - 00:05:41
Discovering a language misunderstanding in atomic bomb survey (ddr-densho-1000-185-23) - 00:06:43
Thoughts on the atomic bomb survey (ddr-densho-1000-185-24) - 00:03:58
Traveling to visit relatives in Japan (ddr-densho-1000-185-25) - 00:11:42
Visiting with relatives in Japan (ddr-densho-1000-185-26) - 00:03:55
Possible influence regarding whether Japanese Emperor would be tried as a war criminal (ddr-densho-1000-185-27) - 00:12:48
Informing younger sisters by letter of devastation in Japan, warning them not to come (ddr-densho-1000-185-28) - 00:08:06
Returning to Washington state, making a phone call to wife and young daughter (ddr-densho-1000-185-29) - 00:03:41
Working on U.S. government's report about the atomic bomb survey (ddr-densho-1000-185-30) - 00:08:30
Returning to Seattle in 1946; description of community (ddr-densho-1000-185-31) - 00:05:11
Working for community newspaper, the Northwest Times (ddr-densho-1000-185-32) - 00:08:09
Buying a house in Seattle's Beacon Hill neighborhood, description of children (ddr-densho-1000-185-33) - 00:06:43
Formation of the Nisei Veterans Committee (ddr-densho-1000-185-34) - 00:10:31
Obtaining facility for the Nisei Veterans Committee (ddr-densho-1000-185-35) - 00:10:53
Involvement with the Nisei Veterans Committee newsletter for thirty years (ddr-densho-1000-185-36) - 00:09:06
Reflections: interconnecting events in life (ddr-densho-1000-185-37) - 00:06:35
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Description of initial Office of Strategic Services (OSS) group

00:10:42 — Segment 6 of 37

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February 1 & 2, 2006

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Hideo Hoshide

Hideo Hoshide Interview II

04:24:23 — 37 segments

February 1 & 2, 2006

Seattle, Washington

Nisei male. Born September 25, 1917, in Tacoma, Washington. Grew up in Tacoma except for living in Japan for several years at age four. Attended the University of Washington in Seattle, majoring in Political Science, Far Eastern Studies, with a minor in journalism. Prior to World War II, worked as sports editor for community newspaper, The Japanese American Courier. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, was removed along with wife to Pinedale Assembly Center, California, and then Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Had a daughter in Tule Lake, and then moved to Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Recruited to work for the U.S. Army's Office of Strategic Services (OSS), was drafted, and trained in India. After the end of the war, was sent to Hiroshima, Japan, to conduct a U.S. government survey studying the effects of the atomic bomb on Japanese citizens. Returned to Seattle in 1946 and was the associate editor for another community newspaper, The Northwest Times. Worked for the Boeing Company postwar while raising a family. Was a founding member of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee, working on the group's newsletter for thirty years. Mr. Hoshide passed away in March of 2013.

Tom Ikeda, interviewer; Dana Hoshide, videographer

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