Military Intelligence Service Oral Histories
Saga of the MIS
These oral histories are recordings of a panel featuring Japanese American World War II veterans who served in the Military Intelligence Service, the army‚Äôs unit of Japanese Americans that provided translation and interrogation services. Speakers talk about their experiences that range from family life, Pearl Harbor, being incarcerated in the internment camps, joining the military, training for the Military Intelligence Service, and serving in combat in the South Pacific. Nearly all of these MIS panelists were born and raised in California.
Notes on tapes: Tape 1: Intro: Genesis of the MISLS, Hayato Kihara. Panel I New Guinea, Philippines, Central Pacific: Rusty Kimura, Harry Kubo, Nob Yamashita, Min Hara (read by Vic Abe), Don Oka, + Nob Furuye (read by Don Oka). Tape 2: Panel I Conclusion. Panel II China, Burma, India. Intro: Henry Kuwabara. Hank Gosho, Sho Nomura, Karl Yoneda, Hank - part II, Henry Kuwabara Conclusion. Tape 3: Panel II - conclusion. Panel III - Aleutians, Okinawa. Moderator: Mits Usui. Pete Nakao, Jim Mita, Frank Hayashi, George Sankey (read by Mits Usui). Panel IV - Australia, Philippine: Surrender on the battleship Missouri. Moderator: George Kanegai. Tape 4: Panel IV: Australia-Philippines: Surrender on the battleship Missouri. Fred Miyata, Gene Uratsu, Harry Akine (read by Paul Bannai), Paul Bannai, Tom Sakamoto, Loni Ding, Hayato Kihara. Moderator: George Kanegai
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