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    • Letter from Monroe B. Deutsch to Ben Kuroki shows delight for Kuroki's reassignment

    • Ben Kuroki born Hershey, NE Army Air Forces Technical Sergeant 93rd Bombardment Group Japanese American, Monroe B. Deutsch, vice president provost University California
    • Monroe B. Deutsch, vice president and provost of The University of California, expresses his delight for the news of Kuroki's reassignment to the Pacific theater. Ben Kuroki, born Hershey, NE Army Air Forces Technical Sergeant 93rd Bombardment
    • Telegram announcing Ben Kuroki's reassignment

    • Ben Kuroki born Hershey, NE Army Air Forces Technical Sergeant 93rd Bombardment Group Japanese American, Miles Reber, GRIP Gen1 Deputy Chief Legislative Liaison Division. Carl T. Curtis
    • From Miles Reber, GRIP Gen1 Deputy Chief Legislative and Liaison Division, to congressman Carl T. Curtis, 'In further regard to your telegram of October five, pleased to advise that requested assignment of Technical Sergeant Ben Kuroki has been...
    • Letter from Warren L. Williams to Ben Kuroki regards to his assignment to B-29

    • Ben Kuroki born Hershey, NE Army Air Forces Technical Sergeant 93rd Bombardment Group Japanese American, Warren L. Williams, Colonel, G.S.C., Deputy Chief of Staff, B-29 Squadron
    • Warren L. Williams, Colonel, G.S.C., Deputy Chief of Staff, replies Kuroki's letter about his assignment to B-29 Squadron. Ben Kuroki, born Hershey, NE Army Air Forces Technical Sergeant 93rd Bombardment
    • Ben Kuroki and Arthur Ferwerda shake hands

    • Ben Kuroki, born Hershey, NE Army Air Forces Technical Sergeant 93rd Bombardment Group
    • Arthur Ferwerda congrats Ben Kuroki after Kuroki's completion of his mission. Ben Kuroki, born Hershey, NE Army Air Forces Technical Sergeant 93rd Bombardment Group.
    • Ploesti attack

    • Ben Kuroki, born Hershey, NE Army Air Forces Technical Sergeant 93rd Bombardment Group Ploesti B-24
    • The Army Air Corps attacked the Ploesti Rumania oil fields, the largest aerial assault ever at that time. While the raid caused significant damage, it was not considered as success and the Air Corps suffered major losses. Only two of the B-24s from...
    • Kuroki poses with shattered turret

    • Ben Kuroki, born Hershey, NE Army Air Forces Technical Sergeant 93rd Bombardment Group
    • After completing 25 missions, Ben Kuroki volunteered for five more. On his 30th mission over Munster Germany, flack hit his top turret. He lost his oxygen mask and was delirious. The pilot realized something was wrong when Kuroki’s guns kept...
    • Letter from  Monroe E. Deutsch  to Ben Kuroki Page 1

    • Ben Kuroki born Hershey, NE Army Air Forces Technical Sergeant 93rd Bombardment Group Japanese American, Monroe B. Deutsch, vice president provost University California, Bill Davis, associate secretary Y.M.C.A, turning point
    • Deutsch quotes Bill Davis, the associate secretary of the Y.M.C.A, 'I think that Ben Kuroki's address before the Commonwealth Club marked a real turning point in attitude toward the Nisei.' Ben Kuroki, born Hershey, NE Army Air Forces Technical...
    • Letter from  Monroe E. Deutsch  to Ben Kuroki Page 2

    • Ben Kuroki born Hershey, NE Army Air Forces Technical Sergeant 93rd Bombardment Group Japanese American, Monroe B. Deutsch, vice president provost University California, Bill Davis, associate secretary Y.M.C.A, turning point
    • Deutsch quotes Bill Davis, the associate secretary of the Y.M.C.A, 'I think that Ben Kuroki's address before the Commonwealth Club marked a real turning point in attitude toward the Nisei.' Ben Kuroki, born Hershey, NE Army Air Forces Technical...
    • California News article headline – US Born Jap Hero Afraid

    • Ben Kuroki, born Hershey, NE Army Air Forces Technical Sergeant 93rd Bombardment Group commonwealth club Japanese American
    • From a San Francisco area newspaper covering Ben Kuroki’s speech before the Commonwealth Club. The term Jap was commonly used referring to both Japanese and Japanese-Americans. It was offensive to Japanese-Americans then as it is now. Ben Kuroki,...
    • Minidoka Idaho newspaper article about the presence of Ben Kuroki

    • Ben Kuroki, born Hershey, NE Army Air Forces Technical Sergeant 93rd Bombardment Group
    • Minidoka Irrigator, a newspaper published for the Minidoka, Idaho Japanese-American internment camp. While official reports were positive about Kuroki’s reception in the camps, there were many who were less favorable to his presence. Kuroki came...
    • Tupelo Lass crew in Benghazi before Ploesti, Romania

    • Ben Kuroki, born Hershey, NE Army Air Forces Technical Sergeant 93rd Bombardment Group
    • The Tupelo Lass crew prior to the Ploesti raid of August 1, 1943. Second from left, bottom, is pilot Jake Epting. Epting was originally not going to fly having finished his 25 missions and Col. Jacob Smart, the architect of the Ploesti attack, was...
    • Japanese Americans boarding Internee train in Woodland

    • Ben Kuroki, born Hershey, NE Army Air Forces Technical Sergeant 93rd Bombardment Group Assembly Center Marced Dorothea Lange War Relocation Authority
    • Japanese-Americans are inspected as they board a train in Woodland CA bound for an assembly center in Merced. They would later be sent to a larger camp further inland. This picture by Dorothea Lange was done for the War Relocation Authority. Lange...
    • The Red Ass crew, including Ben Kuroki,  in Alhama de Aragon Spain

    • Ben Kuroki, born Hershey, NE Army Air Forces Technical Sergeant 93rd Bombardment Group Red Ass
    • Ben Kuroki and his crew, including navigator Ed Weir (second from right, below) pose for a picture with some others being held by the Spanish in Alhama de Aragon. The Red Ass crew was captured in Spanish Morocco when the plane ran out of fuel. The...

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