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    • 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 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 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...
    • 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.
    • Sorry' Letter from Warren L. Williams to Ben Kuroki

    • 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, informs Kuroki that War Department refused to assign Kuroki to the Pacific theater. Ben Kuroki, born Hershey, NE Army Air Forces Technical Sergeant 93rd Bombardment
    • 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
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Letter from Dorothea Lange to Miss Kuroki. Page 1

    • Ben Kuroki born Hershey, NE Army Air Forces Technical Sergeant 93rd Bombardment Group common wealth club speech Japanese American
    • Lange tells Miss Kuroki that her brother Ben Kuroki made a speech before the common wealth club. Ben Kuroki, born Hershey, NE Army Air Forces Technical Sergeant 93rd Bombardment
    • Letter from Dorothea Lange to Miss Kuroki. Page 2

    • Ben Kuroki born Hershey, NE Army Air Forces Technical Sergeant 93rd Bombardment Group common wealth club speech Japanese American
    • Lange tells Miss Kuroki that her brother Ben Kuroki made a speech before the common wealth club. 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 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 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
    • 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
    • Letter announcing the reassignment of Ben Kuroki

    • Ben Kuroki born Hershey, NE Army Air Forces Technical Sergeant 93rd Bombardment Group Japanese American, Ruth W. Kingman, Committee American Principles Fair Play
    • Ruth W. Kingman, executive secretary of the Committee on American Principles and Fair Play, informs Kuroki that he has been reassigned to the Squadron. Ben Kuroki, born Hershey, NE Army Air Forces Technical Sergeant 93rd Bombardment

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