Chidori Ogawa "Penny" Reynolds

性別 Female
生年月日 1912-5-28
出生地 Honolulu HI, U.S.A.
入隊した年 1944-4-1, Minneapolis MN
入隊のタイプ Volunteer
所属・部署 Wac
兵役のタイプ War
所属部隊のタイプ Support
所属部隊 13th Air Force Hdqtrs (McDill Air Base, FL); Strategic Air Command Hdqtrs (Colorado Springs, CO); Andrews AFB, MD
特殊技能 Base Librarian, Air Force Supply Clerk
最終目標 USA - McDill AFB, FL; SAC Hdq, (Colorado Springs), CO; Andrews AFB, MD
除隊した年 Andrews Air Force Base MD
所属部隊の役割 Servicing personnel involved in training and maintenance of heavy bombers used in Europe during war.
所属部隊での個人的役割 Maintaining and servicing recreational library for military personnel on base.
勲章・褒章(個人又は所属部隊) Good Conduct Medal; American Theater Medal; Victory Medal
生活状況 All 3 bases had barracks for enlisted personnel w/ showers, messhalls where meals were served, service clubs for socializing, theaters where movies were shown every night, some had bowling alleys. Each had a chapel where Sunday services and choir practices were held.
軍隊生活で最も記憶に残っている出来事 Confusing military as well as civilian personnel regarding my nationality - Indian, Mexican, Chinese, Spanish? Anything but Japanese!
軍隊にいる間、最も懐かしかったもの My family in Hawaii, since there was no way to visit them during the war.
個人的に軍隊経験から学んだ最も重要なこと The many Caucasians in service who became very close friends, even to this day.
その他の情報 I was the first Nisei woman from Hawaii to enlist - later women were recruited in Hawaii. I enlisted about a year after leaving Heart Mountain Relocation Center in Jan. 1943, but it took more than 6 months for the FBI to clear me for military service.


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