John Young Interview Segment 4

Father's family background: immigration to San Francisco from China (ddr-manz-1-171-1) -
Mother's family background (ddr-manz-1-171-2) -
Parents' and siblings' early years in the United States (ddr-manz-1-171-3) -
Childhood memories of Los Angeles, California (ddr-manz-1-171-4) -
Playing with friends in elementary school (ddr-manz-1-171-5) -
Visiting Los Angeles' Little Tokyo before World War II (ddr-manz-1-171-6) -
Attending junior high school and high school (ddr-manz-1-171-7) -
Awareness of the war between Japan and China (ddr-manz-1-171-8) -
Meeting future wife, a Japanese American (ddr-manz-1-171-9) -
Working at a parking garage before the war (ddr-manz-1-171-10) -
Wife's family background (ddr-manz-1-171-11) -
Making the decision to join Japanese American wife in camp (ddr-manz-1-171-12) -
First impressions of Manzanar (ddr-manz-1-171-13) -
Having a daughter in camp (ddr-manz-1-171-14) -
High school friend shot in camp (ddr-manz-1-171-15) -
The so-called "loyalty questionnaire" (ddr-manz-1-171-16) -
Leaving camp and returning to Los Angeles (ddr-manz-1-171-17) -
Joining the military (ddr-manz-1-171-18) -
Flying missions over Germany in the military (ddr-manz-1-171-19) -
Close relationships with other members of flying team (ddr-manz-1-171-20) -
Visiting London while serving in the military (ddr-manz-1-171-21) -
Coming home and reuniting with wife and daughter (ddr-manz-1-171-22) -
Family's postwar experiences (ddr-manz-1-171-23) -
Receiving redress in the 1980s (ddr-manz-1-171-24) -
Memories of individuals from Manzanar (ddr-manz-1-171-25) -
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Childhood memories of Los Angeles, California

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May 22, 2015

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John Young

John Young Interview

01:47:31 — 25 segments

May 22, 2015

San Gabriel, California

Chinese American male. Born May 22, 1923, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in Los Angeles where father was an herbalist. In 1942, married a Japanese American woman and voluntarily joined her and her family in the Manzanar concentration camp, California. After leaving camp, drafted into the military and served in Europe.

Rose Masters, interviewer; Kristen Luetkemeier, videographer

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