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Kenje Ogata Collection

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Kenje Ogata Collection

Biographical Information

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

War or Conflict
World War, 1939-1945
Military Status
Veteran
Dates of Service
1942-1945
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
Battles/Campaigns
Rhineland, Southern France, Rome-Arno
Highest Rank
Staff Sergeant
Prisoner of War
No
Service History Note
The veteran flew as a belly turret gunner and waist gunner in a B-24 bomber. He was shot down twice.

Collection Information

Type of Resource:
Video: VHS [1 item] --Oral history interview
Contributor:
Thomas Tegge
Contributor:
Thomas Tegge
Contributor Affiliation/Organization:
Sauk Valley Community College-Dixon, IL
Collection #:
AFC/2001/001/30983
Subjects:
Ogata, Kenje
World War, 1939-1945--Personal Narratives
United States. Army Air Forces/Corps.
Cite as:
Kenje Ogata Collection
(AFC/2001/001/30983), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
 
 

 

Last Edit: 2005-10-31
 

 

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