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

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

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

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.