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Interview: Virgil Westdale

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Hapa 442nd veteran and pilot. Born in Indiana in 1918 to a Japanese American father and an English/German mother. 

This album introduces the following 5 clips from his interview on February 12, 2013 followed by his profile.

1. Discrimination in Air Corps

2. Fellow Hapa 442 Hana

3. Dachau prisoners

4. Becoming a flyer

5. 522nd and Dachau

* Original interview clips were posted in the Discover Nikkei Interviews section.

** His story is featured in the exhibition, Visible & Invisible: A Hapa Japanese American History, at the Japanese American National Museum from April 7 – August 25, 2013.

A Collaboration with the USC Hapa Japan Database Project, videographer, Evan Kodani with support of NITTO Tires Life History Project.

Slides in this album 

Album Type

video interview

editor — Atualizado em Abr 24 2013 1:46 p.m.


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