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Foo, a Japanese-American prisoner of the Rising Sun : the secret prison diary of Frank "Foo" Fujita

Author: Frank Fujita
Publisher: Denton, Tex. : University of North Texas Press, ©1993.
Series: War and the Southwest series, no. 1.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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During his time as a POW, Frank "Foo" Fujita kept a diary of daily happenings, embellished with drawings of life in the camp. He secreted the diary in the walls of his barracks, as the practice was forbidden. That diary forms the basis of these memoirs. Fujita's memoirs are also unique in that he was one of the fewer than nine hundred Americans taken prisoner on the island of Java. The bulk of American POWs in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fujita, Frank
Biography
Personal narratives
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Fujita, Frank, 1921-
Foo, a Japanese-American prisoner of the Rising Sun.
Denton, Tex. : University of North Texas Press, ©1993
(OCoLC)622070566
Named Person: Frank Fujita; Frank Fujita
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Frank Fujita
ISBN: 0929398467 9780929398464 1574411314 9781574411317
OCLC Number: 26855216
Description: xviii, 371 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Foreword / Stanley L. Falk --
Foo joins the Texas National Guard : 1938-1941 --
The 2d Battalion sails for "The Plum": 1941-1942 --
Java falls to the Japanese: January 1942-March 1942 --
Foo becomes a POW: Jaarmarkt and "Bicycle Camp": March 1942-October 1942 --
Singapore and Fukuoka Camp in Nagasaki, Japan: October 1942-February 1943 --
Labor in the shipyards: February 1943-May 1943 --
Guard discovers Foo's Japanese heritage: June 1943-July 1943 --
Foo beaten, Dutchmen tortured: July 1943-October 1943 --
Camp routines at Omori and Bunker Hill: October 1943-December 1943 --
Bunker Hill Boys broadcast: December 1943-June 1944 --
Bombing raids, Benjo Honcho plans escape: June 1944-January 1945 --
Fire bombings of Tokyo: February 1945-May 1945 --
Night of ethyl/methyl alcohol: May 1945-July 1945 --
Japan surrenders: August 1945 --
Okinawa, Alabang, reunions with old friends, home: September 1945 --
Tacoma to Texas: September 1945-February 1946.
Series Title: War and the Southwest series, no. 1.
Other Titles: Foo.
Responsibility: foreword and notes by Stanley L. Faulk [i.e. Falk] ; introduction by Robert Wear.
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This work chronicles the internment of the only Japanese American combat soldier captured during the Pacific campaign of World War II. Frank ""Foo"" Fujita, a Texan who served with the ""Lost  Read more...

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