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Kenje Ogata Collection

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Kenje Ogata Collection

Biographical Information

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Name:
Kenje Ogata
State of Birth:
IN
Home State:
IL
Note
Veteran's biographical form lists race/ethnicity as "Japanese Ancestry."
Gender
Male
Race
Asian

War or Conflict
World War, 1939-1945
Military Status
Veteran
Dates of Service
1942-1945
Entrance into Service
Enlisted
Branch of Service
Army Air Forces/Corps
Unit of Service
Company B, 32nd Medical Training Battalion, Medical Corps; 726th Bomb Squadron, 451st Bomb Group, 49th Wing, 15th Air Force
Location of Service
Camp Grant, Rockford, Illinois; Fort Sheridan, Illinois; Las Vegas, Nevada; Lincoln, Nebraska; Davis-Monthan Air Field, Tucson, Arizona; Topeka, Kansas; Foggia, Italy; European Theater
Battles/Campaigns
Rhineland, Southern France, Rome-Arno
Highest Rank
Staff Sergeant
Prisoner of War
No
Service History Note
The veteran flew as a ball turret gunner and waist gunner in a B-24 bomber. He was shot down twice.

View Digital CollectionCollection Information

Type of Resource:
Video: DVD [1 item] -- Oral history interview
Audio: Audio Cassette [2 items] -- Oral history interview
Manuscript: Biography [2 items] -- Typewritten document
Manuscript: Civilian papers (certificates, forms, wills, etc) [3 items] -- Typewritten document
Manuscript: Clippings [1 item] -- Typewritten document
Manuscript: Correspondence [3 items] -- Mixed (handwritten and typewritten documents)
Manuscript: Diaries and journals [1 item] -- Mixed (handwritten and typewritten documents)
Photograph: Original photographic print [29 items] -- Photograph
Photograph: Digital print [1 item] -- Photograph
Manuscript: Maps [1 item] --
Manuscript: Military papers (orders, personnel/201 files, etc) [1 item] -- Typewritten document
Manuscript: Military papers (orders, personnel/201 files, etc) [2 items] -- Mixed (handwritten and typewritten documents)
Manuscript: Correspondence [1 item] -- Handwritten document
Artifact: Artifact [5 items] -- Other
Manuscript: Creative works [1 item] -- Typewritten document
Interviewer:
Jeanette Calkins
Interviewer:
Lawrence W. Calkins
Interviewer:
Kenjalin Ogata
Contributor:
Kenjalin Ogata
Collection #:
AFC/2001/001/76800
Subjects:
Ogata, Kenje
World War, 1939-1945--Personal Narratives
United States. Army Air Forces/Corps.
Cite as:
Kenje Ogata Collection
(AFC/2001/001/76800), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
 
 

 

Last Edit: 2019-11-06
 

 

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