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Aye Ogata, Tom Uyeda and Bill Ishida in WWII bomb crater

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Aye Ogata (right), Tom Uyeda of Sacramento (foreground) and Bill Ishida in a bomb crater on Bougainville Island late 1944 or 1945. Bougainville is part of the Solomon Island group. The bomb was dropped from a "Betty," a two-engine Japanese bomber.…

Bill Ishida interrogating Japanese prisoners

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U. S. Army Sgt. Bill Ishida (center) interrogates Japanese POW Army officers (far left and right) in the Phiippines in 1945. The man in the white shirt is a newspaper man. The officer on the far right surrendered his "very sharp" Samurai sword to…

U. S. Army Sgt. Bill Ishida

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Sgt. Bill Ishida (second from right) is pictured with character actor Lee Tracy (brother of Spenser Tracy) the week of February 15, 1943. Tracy and Ishida were assigned to recruit Japanese Americans for U. S. military service in the 442 Regimental…

PFC Hiroshi Matoba in France in World War II

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Photo of Hiroshi Matoba (top left) was taken in Nice, France, during World War II. His friend, Mitsuo _____ is pictured top left. Bottom photos show street scenes in France during the war.

Sign for the 442nd Infantry Regimental Combat in Europe

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The 442nd Infantry Regimental Combat Team sign. Hiroshi Matoba was stationed here. The 442nd was composed of Japanese American and was the most decorated army unit in World War II. Hiroshi was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, the nation's…

World War II, Bond Drive Queen's Court, Visalia, Calif.

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Louise Gong, Shangri La Queen for a 4th of July bond drive in 1943, shares her court with her attendants Gladys Yahnian, left, and Jane Higgins, right. The bond drive ceremony was held at Recreation Park in Visalia, CA.

World War II Bond Drive Shangri La Queen, Visalia, Calif.

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Louise Gong, a Visalia, CA, resident, was the Shangri La Queen for that city's 4th of July bond drive in 1943.