Ben Bahlmann interview with Johnny Y. Wakamatsu

Ben Bahlmann interview with Johnny Y. Wakamatsu

Dates: 1999 August 31

Typescript of an interview conducted by Ben Bahlmann on 31 August 1999. The audiocassettes, from which the interview was transcribed, were retained by Bahlmann. Wakamatsu's parents were from Japan, and he was raised in the state of Washington. He joined the United States Army in 1941 and served with the 442nd regiment in Europe starting in 1944. He talks mainly about his combat experience.

  • Extent: 1 item (30 p.)(0.05 linear ft.) : (1 interview)
  • Creator: Bahlmann, Ben. -- Wakamatsu, Johnny Y.
  • Call Number: MSS 3049
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Interview must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 3049; Ben Bahlmann interview with Johnny Y. Wakamatsu; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 3049, LTPSC.
Custodial History
This collection was donated by Ben Bahlmann to the office of Special Collections.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Ben Bahlmann.
Subject Terms
United States. Army. Regimental Combat Team, 442nd; Military; Politics, Government, and Law; World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Europe; World War, 1939-1945--Japanese Americans; World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, American
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Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).
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Bahlmann (Ben) interview with Johnny Y. Wakamatsu
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Finding aid prepared by Benjamin Sipes
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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-01-05T04:20-0700
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Biographical note

Wakamatsu was a resident of Lindon, Utah, during the time of the interview. He served with the 442nd regiment of the United States Army during World War II.

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