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Henry Kuwabara Personal Papers Finding Aid 2016.004
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This collection comprises seven boxes and two oversize items. The collection contains mainly paper items like handwritten research notes and periodicals. The creator was in the military for 20 years, in both World War II and the Korean War and has many research materials pertaining to both wars as well as Japanese American incarceration.
Henry Hideo Kuwabara was born on April 21, 1919 in Malad, Idaho and began his 20 year military career on November 1, 1942 in Rivers, Arizona. Kuwabara volunteered for the Army and served in the Southeast Asian Translation and Interrogation Center (SEATIC) in New Delhi, India from November 1943 to April 1944. The Center conducted translation and interrogation for the Allied headquarters in Tokyo, Japan. It was comprised of British, Indian, Australian and New Zealander and United States forces. From May to November 1944, he was stationed at Norward Headquarters, U.S. Army Northern Combat Area Command in north Burma. From December 1944 to November 1945 he was stationed in Burma as SEATIC on temporary duty with several detachments where he interrogated Japanese Prisoners of War, translated captured Japanese documents and prepared covert and non-covert propaganda leaflets for two audiences—the Japanese troops in Burma and the Burmese people.
2.7 Linear Feet 8 boxes, 2 oversize items
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