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Kiyoshi Hirano oral history interview, part 2 of 3, May 5, 2006
After joining the Army, Hirano is sent to Camp Savage in Minnesota to join the Military Intelligence Service Language School. From there he was assigned to work in New York, translating words for a dictionary that the Army was putting together. It was there that he also had a piece of the Manhattan Project, writing up the treaty. Also during this time, he was received a controversial piece of propaganda that nearly got him in trouble. Fortunately, he was not found guilty and went on to be an instructor at Camp Savage before getting shipped out to Manila. In Manila, he worked as a translator right next door to General MacArthur until he received new orders to head to Japan.
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Date of Birth
1920 Jan 10
Location of Birth
War or Conflict
Branch of Service
Entrance into Service
Hirano, Kiyoshi: narrator, Yamagami, Don: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Kiyoshi Hirano oral history interview, part 2 of 3, May 5, 2006,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed December 9, 2022, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1052002.