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    40th (Sunshine) Division, Camp Kearny, Camp Harry Jones, 158th Infantry, USS Oklahoma, USS Swordfish, Pearl Harbor Survivors Association, Mexican Border (1916), Norman Air Technical Training Center (NATTC) Norman, OK, Tinker Field or AFB, Submariner Items, Knives, Bayonets, Sweetheart Jewelry, other unique or odd items with interesting stories.
  1. Very Nice. Thanks for posting!
  2. Indeed, superb uniform and history. That's great. Thank you for sharing.
  3. That's interesting info about the camp as it is today. I checked some people on the Military Intelligence Service Language School Registry 1941-46 who didn't have a serial number appearing on the list against NARA WWII Army Enlistment records and I found at least three people who did have enlistment records. I could probably find more but just wanted you to know.
  4. That's cool. Did you happen to see any remnants of where the Manzanar Camp was?
  5. That is way cool info!!!!!!! I see that the number of civilians in this training was very small compared to the number of enlisted. One thing to think about regarding what you said. Personally I believe all the persons on the registry were in the Army to include George. Just because some of them on the registry are missing serial numbers, I wouldn't necessarily discount that they weren't in the Army. The one thing that kind of confuses me is the US on blue triangle patch that you showed. I believe that patch stands for "Civilian Non-Combatant". The fact that he has that laundry number would seem to indicate that he was in the Army. What do you think about this? What if George was originally in the Army and then after the war ended he got out but post-war continued to perform the same kind of duties he did when he was in as a Civilian Non-Combatant? It would be really interesting to know for sure. This is one of those that I would get a researcher to try and determine whether in fact George was in the Army.
  6. Military Intelligence Service Language School Registry 1941-46 http://www.javadc.org/MISLS%20Registry%2002-02-03.pdf
  7. Here's an Army document that's pretty good about the MIS Nisei. https://history.army.mil/html/books/nisei_linguists/CMH_70-99-1.pdf MIS NISEI AND THE EARLY OCCUPATION OF JAPAN starts on page 416 and explains many of the tasks that they would've been helping with after the end of the war.
  8. Manzanar is best known as the site of one of ten American concentration (relocation) camps, where more than 120,000 Japanese Americans were incarcerated during World War II from December 1942 to 1945. Located at the foot of the Sierra Nevada in California's Owens Valley between the towns of Lone Pine to the south and Independence to the north, it is approximately 230 miles north of Los Angeles. Manzanar was the first of the ten concentration camps to be established. Initially, it was a temporary "reception center", known as the Owens Valley Reception Center from March 21, 1942, to May 31, 1942.[44] At that time, it was operated by the US Army's Wartime Civilian Control Administration (WCCA). The Owens Valley Reception Center was transferred to the WRA on June 1, 1942, and officially became the "Manzanar War Relocation Center." The first Japanese Americans to arrive at Manzanar were volunteers who helped build the camp. By mid–April, up to 1,000 Japanese Americans were arriving daily, and by July, the population of the camp neared 10,000. Over 90 percent of them were from the Los Angeles area, with the rest coming from Stockton, California; and Bainbridge Island, Washington. Many were farmers and fishermen. Manzanar held 10,046 adults and children at its peak, and a total of 11,070 were incarcerated there.
  9. You're welcome. Glad I could find some info for you. -- Matt
  10. Source: FamiliySearch.org Note: This document shows the same mailing address that's on the trunk.
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