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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…

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.