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Letter includes envelope from Salt Lake City to Camp Savage.

Letter from Mich Katayama, sister of Jerry Katayama. Mich is to discuss family insurance, to make sure he is well, give him news about their brother Yaro who had the flu, and to make…

Bothwell speaks of his time in New York and the New England area and his life as a civilian. He speaks about finding employment and his near hire at California-Texas Oil Company. He also speaks about his desire to go to Harvard Business School.


Short letter expressing well-wishes, thanks, a missed meeting with a Mr. Hashimoto and a lost package.

Envelope is addressed from Tokyo to Salt Lake City.

Card with an image of a woman on a ladder shelving books with her dress caught on a rung and her stockings shown, text on the bottom reads, "One for the books." Letter from Sybil. She identifies as a librarian in Long Beach; possibly a romantic…

Sugimoto writes to Katayama about work in an electronics plant and his ambitions in foreign trade.

Masada writes that he did not pass an examination, presumably to continue work with the United States military in Japan. He writes he is leaving to Tattori for employment.

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Kaida met Katayama in Korea where he was employed as a translator by an intelligence attachment. Kaida updates Katayama on his personal life, his family, and lesser, the state of the country, Japan.

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Letter identifies Japanese families in Utah and Idaho. Motoruki writes that he misses Katayama and is happy to have his friendship. He asks about a photograph taken of him and Dr. Kajiwara at the Okitsu Station (a train station). He asks Katayama to…

Letter to fellow congregation members in Seattle and other areas. Letter focuses on milestones such as weddings, births, and the congregation's activities, led by a Reverend Anderson. Wounded soldiers are also mentioned. Relocation activities and the…

V-mail with Easter card signed by George Ozaki. Ozima' and Ozaki's Army Serial Numbers are present. Ozima's address is Vint Hill Farms Station, Warrenton, Virginia.

Vmail written from Hawaii to Camp Savage, Minnesota.

Holiday card, Addressed, "Howdy Shig!" Card text reads: "The Season's Greetings. The United States Army Fores in China Burma India. May the Christ Child make your Christmas happy and may this happiness overflow into the New Year. " Signed "Sincerely,…

Test results with five sections and scores. All ratings were achieved "with distinction" and back of page summarizes the area of knowledge for each section.

Course successfully completed, Bookkeeping and Accounting, No. H55. Lieutenant Colonel and Assistant Lieutenant Colonel signatures. "An official agency of the War and Navy Departments."

Second page includes instructions relating to application of…

Letter from either Masa or Mara discussing the effects of forced removal, including the sale of items, being sent to temporary detention facilities and the sale of businesses. The sales of household items are listed and quantified.



"Dear Shige, This is a short note to say thanks ever so much for the beautiful blue crib blanket for David Grant. It came while Yas was in Cleveland. He's to report for induction tomorrow! We've been lucky to be together for this length of time. He's…

Letter of commendation of superior record and diligence in accomplishing their mission knowing that efforts went largely unknown due to the secrecy of their work.

Letter is signed by Harold E. Enright, 1st, Lieutenant, Signal Corps, Adjunct and…

Program belonging to Shig Ozima with seventeen (17) signatures of other graduates including their city of residence. John F. Aiso, technical director, Tec 5 Herbert H. Kano, Tec 5 Harry T. Tanaka and Tec 5 Kyusel Lee are listed as speakers.

Pamphlet of Setion Welakahau dated September 8, 1945 with the names of soldiers on the cover. Contents of the pamphlet are short stories, some of which refer back to living in Hawaii. Signatures of soldiers are on the front and back cover of the…

An overview of the Military Intelligence School procedures and expectations of soldiers. This includes regulations for communication including classification of the MIS Language school as a "restricted" activity.

The Bulletin identifies John F.…

Three facsimile photographs of George T. Ito in 1944, 1945 and 2003.

Description of military service including decorations and citations, training and military service.

Written by Brigadier General Henry J. Muller, Jr. in 1990 about his early experiences in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and his introduction to the work of the Japanese American Military Intelligence Services Linguists.

A history of the 176th Language Detachment, Japanese American linguist paratroopers assigned to the 11th Airborne Division in the Asiatic-Pacific Theatre.

Basic Training portrait, Camp Mackall, North Carolina. Top R. Kimura, W. Naito, R. Suehiro, J. Nakahara, L. Kiyabu, B. Mitsunaga, H. Hayashi. Middle G. Ito, C. Ohta, S. Shimada, R. Yamauchi, A. Abe, T. Koga, S. Saito. Bottom, C. Tatsuda, M. Mita, N.…

Technical Corporal George T. Ito with Army Serial 30106712.

Honorable discharge certificate for George T. Ito given at Army Separation Center, Oahu on December 7, 1945

"The Army and Navy Japanese Anti-aircraft Batteries and Anti-aircraft Machine-gun Batteries have lost 40 per cent of their comrades by the fierce American air-raids and naval bombardments from June 7, 1942 to July 25, 1945. On leaving Kiska Island,…

In two headings: "Common Memorial Service in Aleutian Island" and "Ready to Charter American Cruising Steamship" Kasukabe writes to members Japan Alpine-ski Soldiers Association about his attending, as associate member of the 10th Mountain Division,…

Letter of thanks to Walter Tanaka for registering him, as well as an overview of topics at the Kiska Veterans Society Reunion, held on October 20, 1991 at Maizuru Naval Port. Including Individuals mentioned by name are former Lieutenant David M.…

Kasukabe relays information about his service teaching Japanese to "Aleuts" and to the "telecommunication intelligence service" during the Aleutian Islands Campaign.

He expresses his desire to meet Japanese American veterans and to share…

Letter of thanks for Kasukabe sending his book, "American Bound" and discussing activities of the upcoming 50th anniversary of the Military Intelligence Service.

Kobayashi notifies Kasukabe of a friend--Henry Suyehira-- has been stricken ill.…

Correspondence relating to a possible meeting between veteran groups of Japan and the United States. Smith writes, "...we did not have to kill each other, although I am sure if things had happened differently we would, at the command of our…

Kasukabe recounts a dog named "Explosion" who had both been cared for by Japanese and American soldiers on Kiska Island. The dog's Japanese name was "Katsu" and "never failed to attend the cremation services -- giving sad, long howl[s] at dark,…

Nelson, Secretary-Editor of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Football Rules Committee, writes to Kasukabe to thank him for previous correspondence. He states that a Mr. Furukawa is visiting him in New York City, states his feelings…

Japanese text not translated. English text is written as a recollection of William C. House surrendering to Japanese soldier Shinzo Naruuchi. Text refers to a photograph of William House with Japanese Marines on Kiska Island, 1942, having…

Two soldiers named, Colonel William O. Earickson, [Erickson] with "Skootch" at Umnak and an unknown soldier with a puppy. The National Collegiate Athletic Association Football Rules Committee letterhead is at the bottom of the page, as is a page…

Two photographs on single page of Japanese Soldiers with locals. One photograph of Japanese soldier playing with children. Text in Japanese with the exception of photographic caption. Page is numbered, 9.

Item looks to be the front and back cover of the items in this collection. Karl Kaoru Kasukabe is a Japanese veteran who fought in the Aleutian Islands and according to this publication, is President of the Commercial Art Center (CAC) in Nagoya,…

Caption of first photograph: "Playing with the Aleuts at Attu Island in 1942." Caption of the bottom photograph, "Karl Kasukabe, Interpreter, teaching Japanese to the Aleut children at the hill commanding the view of Chichagof village in July,…

Short sub-article on a page with partial article about Japanese soldier evacuation of Attu Island. Article recounts Sherman Smith's desire to return a flag he removed from Attu to Karl Kasukabe.

Article seemingly written by or for Karl Kaoru Kasukabe. The address of Karl Kaoru Kasukabe follows the following text:

"Karl Kasukabe received Sun Flat, a substitute for himself as a casualty, with tears from formerly S/Sgt. Sherman L Smith at…

Tanigawa discusses Pearl Harbor and the aftermath from it. He details about what he did during the occupation of Japan. Tanigawa also discusses about his time after he leaves the army.

Katayama discusses a number a photographs and the stories connected to the photographs. He gives an overview of his military history.

Katayama discusses more his family. He details about the businesses in his hometown and the Mayor of Ogden, Utah. Katayama also discusses his life in Chicago.

Murakami discusses his early life and his experiences living in Shelley, Idaho. He details his life journey of how he ended up being a missionary. Murakami also discusses his role in occupied Japan and the relationship with his family and the…

Masayasu discusses growing up in Sacramento and Martha discusses growing up in Portland. They both speak about their experiences with Pearl Harbor and the aftermath. Masayasu details about his time in Japan during the Occupation. They both discuss…

Tanakatsubo discusses what it was like growing up being Japanese American living in California. He details how he ended up in MIS and his mindset along the way. Tanakatsubo also discusses his experiences on the Aleutian Islands. He reflects on the…
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