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Masao Watanabe Interview (ddr-densho-1000-103)
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Nisei male. Born December 10, 1923, in Seattle, Washington. Grew up near the Nihonmachi area of Seattle. Incarcerated at the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. In 1943, volunteered for the army while in camp. Served in Europe with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, L Company. Returned to Seattle after the war and …
Group of soldiers (ddr-densho-201-525)
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Back row, left to right: Joe Sakamoto, Asada [?], Otsaka, Koshiba, Kuwahara, Saiyuki, Sakata, Masao Sakagami, Okamoto, Wataki, Fujihara, Inukai, Yoshimura. Front row, left to right: Fujimori, Arisumi, Watanabe, Ezuka, Saito, Shiroma, Sam Fujii, Thomas Fujimoto.
Masao Watanabe Segment 44 (ddr-densho-1000-103-44)
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Forming the Nisei Veterans Committee in recognition of unique wartime experiences

At the time this interview was taped, Mr. Watanabe was recovering from a recent series of cancer treatments.

Masao Watanabe Segment 30 (ddr-densho-1000-103-30)
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Description of role in platoon

At the time this interview was taped, Mr. Watanabe was recovering from a recent series of cancer treatments.

Masao Watanabe Segment 34 (ddr-densho-1000-103-34)
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Breaking the Gothic Line: a surprise attack

At the time this interview was taped, Mr. Watanabe was recovering from a recent series of cancer treatments.

Masao Watanabe Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1000-103-8)
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Memories of attending school: conscious of ethnic differences

At the time this interview was taped, Mr. Watanabe was recovering from a recent series of cancer treatments.

Masao Watanabe Segment 24 (ddr-densho-1000-103-24)
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Maintaining close ties with fellow soldiers from Seattle

At the time this interview was taped, Mr. Watanabe was recovering from a recent series of cancer treatments.

Masao Watanabe Segment 43 (ddr-densho-1000-103-43)
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Attending the University of Washington

At the time this interview was taped, Mr. Watanabe was recovering from a recent series of cancer treatments.

Masao Watanabe Segment 12 (ddr-densho-1000-103-12)
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Finding out about the bombing of Pearl Harbor while on a skiing trip

At the time this interview was taped, Mr. Watanabe was recovering from a recent series of cancer treatments.

Masao Watanabe Segment 50 (ddr-densho-1000-103-50)
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A veteran's thoughts on "no-no" boys

At the time this interview was taped, Mr. Watanabe was recovering from a recent series of cancer treatments.

Masao Watanabe Segment 42 (ddr-densho-1000-103-42)
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Returning to Seattle

At the time this interview was taped, Mr. Watanabe was recovering from a recent series of cancer treatments.

Masao Watanabe Segment 17 (ddr-densho-1000-103-17)
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Reaction upon moving to Minidoka: "they were treating us like dogs"

At the time this interview was taped, Mr. Watanabe was recovering from a recent series of cancer treatments.

Masao Watanabe Segment 15 (ddr-densho-1000-103-15)
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Attitude towards incarceration: "all this liberty and crap was all crap"

At the time this interview was taped, Mr. Watanabe was recovering from a recent series of cancer treatments.

Masao Watanabe Segment 23 (ddr-densho-1000-103-23)
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Getting along with soldiers from Hawaii

At the time this interview was taped, Mr. Watanabe was recovering from a recent series of cancer treatments.

Masao Watanabe Segment 13 (ddr-densho-1000-103-13)
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Father's arrest by FBI, impact on the family

At the time this interview was taped, Mr. Watanabe was recovering from a recent series of cancer treatments.

Masao Watanabe Segment 26 (ddr-densho-1000-103-26)
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Description of weaponry

At the time this interview was taped, Mr. Watanabe was recovering from a recent series of cancer treatments.

Masao Watanabe Segment 14 (ddr-densho-1000-103-14)
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Coping with FBI's arrest of father

At the time this interview was taped, Mr. Watanabe was recovering from a recent series of cancer treatments.

Masao Watanabe Segment 37 (ddr-densho-1000-103-37)
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Some fond memories of experiences in Europe

At the time this interview was taped, Mr. Watanabe was recovering from a recent series of cancer treatments.

Masao Watanabe Segment 35 (ddr-densho-1000-103-35)
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A dangerous assignment on difficult terrain

At the time this interview was taped, Mr. Watanabe was recovering from a recent series of cancer treatments.

Masao Watanabe Segment 21 (ddr-densho-1000-103-21)
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Remembering fellow soldier, Shiro Kashino

At the time this interview was taped, Mr. Watanabe was recovering from a recent series of cancer treatments.

Masao Watanabe Segment 46 (ddr-densho-1000-103-46)
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Observing racial discrimination as director of customs at a U.S.-Canadian border crossing

At the time this interview was taped, Mr. Watanabe was recovering from a recent series of cancer treatments.

Masao Watanabe Segment 10 (ddr-densho-1000-103-10)
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Role of churches in prewar Seattle

At the time this interview was taped, Mr. Watanabe was recovering from a recent series of cancer treatments.

Masao Watanabe Segment 3 (ddr-densho-1000-103-3)
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Prewar family business selling produce at the Public Market

At the time this interview was taped, Mr. Watanabe was recovering from a recent series of cancer treatments.

Masao Watanabe Segment 9 (ddr-densho-1000-103-9)
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Racial makeup of Broadway High School

At the time this interview was taped, Mr. Watanabe was recovering from a recent series of cancer treatments.

Masao Watanabe Segment 18 (ddr-densho-1000-103-18)
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Deciding to volunteer for the army: "I don't know which was worse: being locked up in camp or going off to war"

At the time this interview was taped, Mr. Watanabe was recovering from a recent series of cancer treatments.

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