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George Sakato mentions that there was a recent reunion in Texas with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, 100th Infantry...
Roy H. Matsumoto went to work in a fruit stand after his high school graduation [Annotator's Note: in 1933]. Jobs were...
Curtis Brooks knew the Americans were approaching the Philippines. In 1944, the Japanese military posture in the...
Helen Gagel flew to New Guinea and then went by boat to Biak [Annotator's Note: West New Guinea]. They took a plane to...
Tokuji Yoshihashi was drafted and went to Camp Blanding, Florida for 17 weeks of basic training. He was trained on...
Angus Lorenzen, his sister, and mother were still living in the now liberated Santo Tomas Internment Camp in Manila,...
Wallace Jeffery entered service after receipt of his draft notice. He signed up at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. [...
Lawrence Yatsu was in a relocation camp. When he left the camp to go to college he was drafted. By that time his...
Thomas Kiyoshi Tsubota trained at Schofield Barracks [Annotator's Note: in Honolulu, Hawaii] as a member of the 298th...
Lawrence Yatsu believes that World War 2 should be studied because it is history. He feels it is unfair that Germans...
Jimmy Doi spent his first day in the internment camp [Annotator's Note: Doi was interned at the Gila River Relocation...
Eva Gross returned to Bergen-Belsen and stayed there for three years before immigrating to the United States. During...
Walter Imahara thinks that future generations can learn from the internment of Japanese-Americans. There is a lot of...
Henry T. Meyer despised Hitler [Annotator's Note: German dictator Adolf Hitler] but did not blame the German people...
Alice Howie did not get involved in anything in the war effort other than in Arlington, Virginia. She worked for IBM [...
After returning to the United States for the second time, Gwendolyn Mugliston's family did not play music in their home...
Lily Sawada was 14 years old and in high school when the attack on Pearl Harbor occurred. The school was very...
Norman Ikari recalls Pearl Harbor very well. It was a Sunday morning and Ikari was sitting in his house in East Los...
Victor Befera was born April 1926 in Hibbing, Minnesota. He grew up in the small iron mining town near Canada with his...
Paul Takeo Bannai was born in July 1920 in Delta, Colorado, to Japanese parents. His grandfather got into the coal...
Gwendolyn Mugliston was born in October 1939 in Suyoc, Luzon, Philippines. Her father was a gold mining engineer. Her...
Retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Adolf Wesselhoeft was born in September 1936 in Chicago, Illinois, of German...
Rosemarie Weber was born in Saint Paul's Catholic Hospital in the Intramuros, the walled city in Manila, in the...
George Sakato was born in Colton, California at a Union Pacific and Southern Pacific hub for the Railroad company. His...
Elizabeth Lautzenheiser Irvine began attending school in the internment camp [Annotator's Note: the Santo Tomas...
[Annotator's Note: Yukio Kawamoto served in the Army as a Japanese interpreter with the 37th Infantry Division in the...
Wanda Damberg and her fellow internees witnessed three young men from their group attempt an escape [Annotator’s Note:...
Peter Somogyi and his brother became involved with the Zionist movement. On 4 April 1949, they escaped Hungary. They...
After arriving in the United States in May 1945, Angus Lorenzen crossed the country by train to go to New York City....
[Annotators Note: Masaji Insohita served in the army as a Japanese translator and interrogator in the China-Burma-India...
Susumas Ito and his regiment [Annotator's Note: Ito was an instrument sergeant in the 522nd Field Artillery Battalion,...
Before being shipped out as a replacement to the Pacific, Robert Leroy Shirkey was put on guard duty at the wharves in...
Gwendolyn Mugliston became part of the BACEPOW [Annotator's Note: Bay Area Civilian Ex-Prisoners of War], while looking...
Gwendolyn Mugliston and her family were liberated from the Los Baños Internment Camp and taken to Bilibid Prison for...
Walter Imahara was four years old when he went into the camp. They were first sent to an assembly center in Fresno...
Joseph Lesniewski went into the US Army Air Forces and was sent to California. He was in ten different camps while...

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