George Kobayashi Interview

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South Bay JACL Oral History Collection

George Kobayashi was born on February 20, 1924, in Torrance, California. He was one of three children, and his parents' names were Tamechi and Yuko Kobayashi. His father was a farmer in Gardena and his mother was a housewife. When the war broke out, he and his family moved to Fort Lupton, Colorado. During the war he joined the army and served with the Military Intelligence Service. After the war, his family moved back to Torrance, California, where he eventually started his own business, Koby's TV & Appliance Store.

This interview is part of the South Bay History Project created by the South Bay Chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League.


May 13, 2004





Courtesy of South Bay JACL, Densho