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    • The War: Nebraska Stories - Nebraskan War Hero

    • The War Nebraska Stories video World War II WWII Hero Ben Kuroki Japanese Hershey Nisei
    • Ben Kuroki was born in Hershey, Nebraska in 1918, where his family grew potatoes. When he heard about the attack on Pearl Harbor, he wanted to join the fight against the Japanese. Ben felt it was his duty to prove his loyalty and love for his...
    • Most Honorable Son (Program Preview)

    • Most Honorable Son video television tv preview trailer documentary historical history Ben Kuroki Nebraska Nisei Japanese American Pearl Harbor honor japanese internment camp Kubota Moore Lesiak
    • 'Most Honorable Son' is an hour-long documentary that explores the personal odyssey of Ben Kuroki, a Nebraska-born Nisei whose sense of shame over the bombing as a Japanese American and sense of loyalty to his country as a native-born American...
    • Most Honorable Son: Q&A With Director Bill Kubota

    • Most Honorable Son video television tv segment clip documentary historical history Ben Kuroki Nebraska Nisei Japanese American Pearl Harbor honor japanese internment camp Q&A question and answer with director Bill Kubota Moore Lesiak
    • 'Most Honorable Son' is an hour-long documentary that explores the personal odyssey of Ben Kuroki, a Nebraska-born Nisei whose sense of shame over the bombing as a Japanese American and sense of loyalty to his country as a native-born American...
    • B-24 Liberator bomber

    • Ben Kuroki, born Hershey, NE Army Air Forces Technical Sergeant 93rd Bombardment Group
    • A four-engined heavy bomber of the type flown by the 93rd Bomb Group. The typical crew: Pilot, Co-Pilot, Navigator, Bombardier, Radio Operator, Top Turret Gunner, Left Waist Gunner, Right Waist Gunner, Tail Gunner.
    • Kamino Farm

    • Ben Kuroki, born Hershey, NE Army Air Forces Technical Sergeant 93rd Bombardment Group
    • A woman and three children at a farm
    • 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...
    • Kuroki give autographs at Heart Mountain

    • Ben Kuroki, born Hershey, NE Army Air Forces Technical Sergeant 93rd Bombardment Group
    • Among the younger Nisei internees, Ben Kuroki was a celebrity, at least for the time he stayed at the camps – Heart Mountain in Wyoming, Minidoka in Idaho and Topaz, Utah. Many Nisei were captivated air corps flyers as was the rest of America....
    • 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.
    • Weir Army Air Force Liberator

    • Ben Kuroki, born Hershey, NE Army Air Forces Technical Sergeant 93rd Bombardment Group
    • B-24 Liberator strikes a town. Ben Kuroki, born Hershey, NE Army Air Forces Technical Sergeant 93rd Bombardment Group.
    • Jim Jenkins and Ben Kuroki in front of B-29 plane

    • Ben Kuroki, born Hershey, NE Army Air Forces Technical Sergeant 93rd Bombardment Group
    • B-29 Pilot Jim Jenkins and Ben Kuroki, probably on Tinian Island. Jenkins came from Detroit. After the war, he became an accountant. When Kuroki published a newspaper in Michigan in the 1950s, Jenkins helped Ben with his books. Ben Kuroki, born...
    • 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...
    • Ben Kuroki speaks at Heart Mountain

    • Ben Kuroki, born Hershey, NE Army Air Forces Technical Sergeant 93rd Bombardment Group Heart Mountain Relocation center
    • Ben Kuroki at a dinner held in his honor at the Heart Mountain Wyoming relocation center, which held 11,000 people of Japanese descent. Ben Kuroki, born Hershey, NE Army Air Forces Technical Sergeant 93rd Bombardment
    • Ben Kuroki at the side of a B-29 plane

    • Ben Kuroki, born Hershey, NE Army Air Forces Technical Sergeant 93rd Bombardment Group
    • Ben Kuroki comes out from the B-29 plane. Ben Kuroki, born Hershey, NE Army Air Forces Technical Sergeant 93rd Bombardment
    • Ben Kuroki meets Veteran of Foreign Wars at Omaha

    • Ben Kuroki, born Hershey, NE Army Air Forces Technical Sergeant 93rd Bombardment Group
    • Ben Kuroki is welcomed into the Veteran of Foreign Wars at Omaha, Nebraska. Others are unidentified in this photo by the War Relocation Authority. Ben Kuroki, born Hershey, NE Army Air Forces Technical Sergeant 93rd Bombardment Group.
    • Kuroki with Heart Mountain group

    • Ben Kuroki, born Hershey, NE Army Air Forces Technical Sergeant 93rd Bombardment Group
    • Ben Kuroki poses with some internees at the Heart Mountain Relocation Center. Kuroki was not only the first Nisei war hero, but was their biggest celebrity at that time thanks to continuing public relations work by the Office of War Information and...
    • Kuroki Heart Mountain Speech

    • Ben Kuroki, born Hershey, NE Army Air Forces Technical Sergeant 93rd Bombardment Group
    • Ben Kuroki speaks at a event at the relocation center in Heart Mountain Wyoming. Kuroki said he was not cut out for public speaking coming from Nebraska as a poor dirt farmer. Reports of his speaking skills proved otherwise. Ben Kuroki, born...
    • 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...

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