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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.
    • B-29 plane Sad Saki turret open

    • Ben Kuroki, born Hershey, NE Army Air Forces Technical Sergeant 93rd Bombardment Group
    • The Honorable Sad Saki, piloted by Jim Jenkins, was a B-29 with the 505th Bomb Group, 484th Bomb Squadron, 20th Air Force, based on Tinian Island. While Kuroki was called Most Honorable Son while flying on B-24s, his nickname in the Pacific was Sad...
    • 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.
    • Ben Kuroki and B-29 crew.

    • Ben Kuroki, born Hershey, NE Army Air Forces Technical Sergeant 93rd Bombardment Group
    • Photo of 484th Squadron combat crew. Ben Kuroki, born Hershey, NE Army Air Forces Technical Sergeant 93rd Bombardment Group.
    • Ben Kuroki and Coke

    • Ben Kuroki, born Hershey, NE Army Air Forces Technical Sergeant 93rd Bombardment Group
    • Kuroki, in Army hat, Army T-shirt, and jacket, holds a coke bottle. Ben Kuroki, born Hershey, NE Army Air Forces Technical Sergeant 93rd Bombardment Group
    • 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 in the Liberator, the newspaper for the 93rd Bomb Group

    • Ben Kuroki, born Hershey, NE Army Air Forces Technical Sergeant 93rd Bombardment Group Liberator
    • The Liberator was the newspaper for the 93rd Bomb Group, 8th Air Force based in England, edited by Cal Stewart. An article about Ben Kuroki Jap Gunner Gets ‘Chance’ appeared exactly one year after Pearl Harbor.
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 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,...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Kamino Farm

    • Ben Kuroki, born Hershey, NE Army Air Forces Technical Sergeant 93rd Bombardment Group
    • A woman and three children at a farm
    • Kuroki family group picture in front of their house

    • Ben Kuroki, born Hershey, NE Army Air Forces Technical Sergeant 93rd Bombardment Group
    • The Kuroki family in Hershey Nebraska. Ben is second one standing on the left. Younger brother Fred is first on the left. Shosuke (Sam) and Naka Kuroki had ten children. During World War Two, brothers Fred, Bill and Henry also joined U.S. military...
    • 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....
    • 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...

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