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Survived Operation TIDAL WAVE, 1 Aug 43, Ploesti Romania - Representative Artwork
Featured in "Boy from Nebraska" "Lucky Ears" "Most Honorable Son" (DVD) "Nisei Hero"

Contributor - Brendan Wood

Info Contributor - Daniel L. Stockton
Shown with Ben Kuroki (Top Turret Gunner, 93rd BG), the only Japanese "Nisei" (second generation) who was allowed to fly with the U.S. Army Air Corps over Europe and Japan during WWII. He was born an American citizen in Hershey, Nebraska. Flew 30 combat missions over Europe and North Africa in B-24's, including the famous raid over Hitler's oil refineries at Ploesti, Romania (1 Aug 43), and then he was transferred to the Pacific Theatre, where he flew 28 more combat missions over Japan as a Tail Gunner in the B-29 The Honorable “Sad Saki”, which was named in his honor.

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