Friday, May 3, 2019

MISLS Ephemera and Clippings




































Veterans of the Military Intelligence Service
Second National Reunion
November 8–11, 1966
Ambassador Hotel
Los Angeles, California
W. L. Chan
2614 41st N.W.
Washington, D.C.

Albert Lee
1344 Plymouth Avenue
San Francisco, California

Lim P. Lee
1036 Pacific Avenue
San Francisco, California

Powell Lee
3916 Victoria
Los Angeles, California

Yin S. Tom
399 Valencia Street
San Francisco, California

Bertha Wong
2051 Kilakila Drive, Honolulu, Hawaii

Harlin Wong
6430 California Street
San Francisco, California

Robert Wong
1400 Folsom Street
San Francisco, California


Related Posts
About the Military Intelligence Service Language School
MISLS Registries and Album
Scrapbook of Oak T. “Lawrence” Jay
Profiles of the MISLS Students of Chinese and Korean Ancestry with Surname Beginning with C
Profiles of the MISLS Students of Chinese and Korean Ancestry with Surnames Beginning with D—K
Profiles of the MISLS Students of Chinese and Korean Ancestry with Surname Beginning with L
Profiles of the MISLS Students of Chinese and Korean Ancestry with Surnames Beginning with N—T
Profiles of the MISLS Students of Chinese and Korean Ancestry with Surnames Beginning with W—Y

Friday, March 22, 2019

Profiles of the MISLS Students of Chinese and Korean Ancestry with Surnames Beginning with W—Y

The Americans and aliens of Chinese and Korean ancestry are the focus of this project. The registries and album had their names and most of their Army serial numbers. Ancestry.com was used to locate many of them in the censuses, passenger lists, school yearbooks, city directories, military records etc. The National Archives’ Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File was a helpful in confirming information in the registries. Another source was the scrapbook of Oak T. “Lawrence” Jay, my father, who had photographs and ephemera of his time at the MISLS.


DUKYIL WHANG aka DAVID DUKYIL WHANG
full name and birth information on draft card
October 20, 1911, Korea – October 2, 1990, San Jose, California

1940 U.S. Federal Census
Home: Saratoga, Santa Clara, California
Occupation: House Boy
Race: Korean

World War II Draft Registration
Residence: Saratoga, California
Registration Date: October 16, 1940

World War II Serial Number: 39135403
Residence: Saratoga, California
Enlistment: July 2, 1943, San Francisco, California
Camp Savage, July 1943
Release Date: Mach 18, 1946

Naturalization: January 7, 1944, Dukyil Whang changed his name to David Dukyil Whang

Social Security Death Index
Find a Grave


FAY SHONG WONG
(W. Fay in merged registry)
1917, Toishan, China –








Passenger List
arrived in Seattle, Washington on August 14, 1934 from Hong Kong

Passenger List
arrived in Port Angeles, Washington in August 1937 from Victoria, British Columbia; employed as porter

Passenger List
arrived in Port Angeles, Washington in October 1937 from Victoria, British Columbia; employed as porter

Passenger List
arrived in Port Angeles, Washington in January 1, 1939 from Victoria, British Columbia; employed as porter

Passenger List
arrived in Port Angeles, Washington in February 1, 1939 from Victoria, British Columbia; employed as porter

World War II Serial Number: 39473506
Residence: Thurston County, Washington
Enlistment: April 7, 1944, Fort Lewis, Washington
Fort Snelling, 1944?; graduated May 19, 1945


G. WONG
World War II Serial Number:
Fort Snelling, December 1944


GIN D. WONG
World War II Serial Number: 32787187
Fort Snelling, December 1944
(He is not Gin Dan Wong, the architect who died in 2017.)


HARLIN SEEGEE WONG
April 19, 1914 or October 10, 1916, Toishan, China – November 16, 1994, San Francisco, California
Social Security Death Index said April 19, 1914; Social Security application said October 10, 1916












World War II Serial Number: 39839185
Residence: San Francisco, California
Enlistment: May 9, 1942, San Francisco, California
Fort Snelling, 1944?; graduated May 19, 1945

Fort Worth Star-Telegram, September 7, 1942
page 3
11th Special Service Unit at Camp Bowie Is One of Army’s Most Unusual Outfits
Members include Salesmen, Athletic Instructors, Actors, Movie Men, Truck Drivers.

8,000 Books in Library.

The library groups’ 8,000 books—ranging from Shakespeare to the latest “whodunit”—are divided into four units. Some of the books are of the standard size and binding, but most of them ar the smaller “pocketbook” edition. One of the librarians, Pvt. Harlin Wong, New York City, is a native of Canton, China, and is a well known artist.
Consular Report of Marriage
Name: See Gee Wong [Harlin S G Wong]
Birth Place: Wong Dee Lee, Chu Gin, Toishan, Kwangtung, China
Spouse's name: Basalle Tse
Spouse's Birth Place: Canton, China
Marriage Date: February 10, 1947
Marriage Place: 27 Fook Hing Road, Shameen, Canton, China

Passenger List
arrived with war bride, Basalle Tse, in San Francisco, California on May 19, 1947 from Hong Kong

The Northern California District of the Communist Party: Structure, Objectives, Leadership
Hearings before the Committee on Un-American Activities, House of Representatives
Eighty-sixth Congress, Second Session
Part 1 May 1, 1960

page 1927
With the assistance of Mr. Stephen K. Louie and Mr. Harlin Wong, of the San Francisco office of the Customs Service, Mr. Fishman focused particular attention on the influx into California of Communist propaganda from the mainland of China and North Korea.
page 1934
Testimony of Irving Fishman, Harlin Wong and Stephen K. Louie
page 1936
To refer very briefly on the overall affect of the overseas Chinese propaganda effort, I have asked Mr. Harlin Wong, of the San Francisco office, to comment on this issue.
page 1947
Mr. Arens: I should like, if it meets with the chairman’s approval, to interrogate briefly Mr. Wong, who is Mr. Fishman’s associate, on one facet of this problem.

Mr. Willis: Proceed.

Mr. Arens: Mr. Wong, you have been sworn by the chairman on this record.

Mr. Wong. Yes, sir.

Mr. Arens. Would you kindly move closer to the microphone? I am sure the committee cannot hear you, Mr. Wong.

Would you give us, please, sir, just a word of your own personal background?

Mr. Wong. I have been employed by the United States Customs Service for 4 years, and previous to that I was employed at the Immigration Service as an interpreter.

Mr. Arens. For purposes of identification, you are of Chinese extraction?

Mr. Wong. That is right.

Mr. Arens. And you read the Chinese language ?

Mr. Wong. Yes, sir.

Mr. Arens. I take it that part of your duty, if not all of your duty, is to maintain a look-out on the processing of the Red Chinese Communist propaganda which is being beamed via, this port of entry; is that correct?

Mr. Wong. That is right.

Mr. Arens. Mr. Wong, I would suggest in the interest of brevity that you proceed at your own pace to tell the committee the significant items of information which, in your judgment, ought to be on this public record.

Mr. Wong. I am assigned to the Restricted Merchandise Unit here in San Francisco as a reviewer of printed materials in the Chinese language. I have been asked to comment on the effect of the Chinese publications sent to the United States, intended for distribution among people of Chinese origin.

There has been a great deal of material, mostly anti-American, and a general discussion of many kinds and types imported would take a great deal of time. I would, however, like to mention one particular phase of this program.

This has to do with the effort made by the Communist line to explain to overseas Chinese that the Govenrment of China affords excellent opportunity for overseas Chinese returning to China and that their problems can be made quite simple for both these returned Chinese and their families.

Mr. Arens. Mr. Wong, do you live in San Francisco?

Mr. Wong. Yes, sir.

Mr. Arens. What is the effect, if you are able to tell us, of the propaganda which is emanating from Red China, let us say on the first generation Americans of Chinese ancestry ?

Mr. Wong. Well, the effect has been considerable. Most Chinese, prior to 1954, did not like the Government of China because of the
page 1948
fact that they were blackmailed and the members of their families tortured. But since they feel by reading this propaganda that the present regime is interested in their welfare, that they don’t have unemployment in China — they feel that China is very good.

I heard some Chinese remark “Who says the Government of China is no good?”

Mr. Arens. The Chinese propaganda coming into the country, and I say this facetiously, of course, does not reveal the commune system which is in existence there, in which families are split up; it doesn’t reveal the millions which have been destroyed, body and soul, by this awful regime in Red China, does it?

Mr. Wong. Well, not generally.

Mr. Arens. Describe a commune, Mr. Wong?

Mr. Wong. A Commune is an organization formed in a particular district or area of China in an attempt to maintain economic self-sufficiency. that is people live together, work together, for the greater part of the day, and they have just barely enough to live by.

Mr. Arens. Are they forced to do so, or is it a voluntary process?

Mr. Wong. Normally they are supposed to enroll according to their own will, but pressure is exerted against them for them to join.

Mr. Arens. Mr. Wong, do you have any other comment you would like to make on this record before we proceed to other matters?

Mr. Wong. No.
https://archive.org/details/northerncaliforn1192unit/page/30

p1951: Mr. Arens. Mr. Chairman, I believe Mr. Wong has an additional comment he wanted to make, if you please.

Mr. Wong. Sir, a little while ago you asked me if the Chinese here in the United States know of the communes. What I was saying is that they don’t actually know the inner organization of the communes, but they have heard of the communes.

The Communist Government is very subtle in hiding what they actually have to do in a commune. All the Chinese Government tells them is that in a commune system they live very well and have nurseries taking care of their children and that their wives are free for work, for construction, and that they are living in government quarters, eating in communal mess halls, and they have no worries.
Polk’s San Francisco City Directory 1966
Harlin S Wong (Twenty-seventh Avenue Market)
6430 California (home)
Basalle T (wife)

Veterans of the Military Intelligence Service
Second National Reunion, November 8–11, 1966
Harlin Wong
6430 California Street
San Francisco, California

San Francisco Chronicle, June 25, 1971
page 3: photograph of Wong with caption, Harlin Wong checked out a box. Customs inspector gave his OK.

Social Security application said in January 1938 name listed as Harlin Seegee Wong; on October 28,  1982 name listed as Harlin See Gee Wong; on December 10, 1994 name listed as Harlin S Wong

Social Security Death Index

American Journal of Public Health, May 2010
Harlin’s son, Winston Wong, MD
Leveling the Field
… Born and raised in San Francisco, he witnessed the bifurcated, bicultural worlds that many populations experience in America. His father, Harlin Wong, immigrated to the United States in the 1920s from rural southern China. After serving in the US Army during World War II, his father was a government interpreter and drug enforcement agent during the day, while spending nights and weekends as a butcher in the family grocery store that Winston's mother Basalle ran. Winston witnessed his parents’ hardships as well as the distinct culture and poverty of the Chinatown ghetto. He drew parallels between what he saw and the calls for equal justice in the movements for civil rights and against the Vietnam war. This knowledge made him acutely aware of the chasm between mainstream and minority.

KIM YOKE WONG
full name and birth information on draft card
November 11, 1906, Canton, China – August 12, 1981, Monterey, California

Passenger List
arrived in San Francisco, California on May 23, 1927 from Hong Kong

World War II Draft Registration
Residence: Salinas, California
Registration Date: October 16, 1940

World War II Serial Number: 39088086
Residence: Monterey, California
Enlistment: January 30, 1942, Presidio of Monterey, California
Fort Snelling, December 1944
Release Date: June 12, 1946

Chinese in Minnesota
Sherri Gebert Fuller
Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2009
page 37 sidebar
Fort Snelling Military Intelligence Service Language School

During World War II, sons of Chinese immigrants trained at the War Department’s Military intelligence Service Language School (MISLS) at Camp Savage and later at Fort Snelling. These young men were organized as students in training companies and were later assigned to specific units upon graduation.
The division director was First Lieutenant Ernest K. H. Eng, and Staff Sergeants included Wong Kan, Frank Chen and Yuk Ow.
In 1945 the regiment compiled a Fort Snelling Memoir Book.

…talent scout gives Kim Wong, Shek Wong and Big Lee the once over…
California, Death Index
Kim Yoke Wong, August 12, 1981, Monterey


KUO H. WONG
World War II Serial Number: 35415268
Fort Snelling, February 1944


SANG WONG
full name and birth information on draft card
September 1, 1914, Canton, China – January 12, 1985, San Francisco, California
1936 passenger list said his birthplace was Hoiping

Passenger List
arrived in Seattle, Washington on April 22, 1936 from Hong Kong

World War II Draft Registration
Residence: West Hartford, Connecticut
Registration Date: October 16, 1940

World War II Serial Number: 31460991
Residence: West Hartford, Connecticut
Enlistment: March 31, 1944, Fort Devens, Massachusetts
Fort Snelling, December 1944

Naturalization: November 16, 1965, San Francisco; Sang Wong changed name from Wing Kan Wong

California, Death Index
Sang Wong, January 12, 1985, San Francisco

Social Security Death Index


SHEK PONG WONG
September 20, 1912, Toishan, China – November 26, 1988, San Francisco, California; 1928 and 1934 passenger lists said his birthplace was Sunning

Passenger List
arrived in San Francisco, California on March 22, 1928 from Hong Kong

Passenger List
arrived in San Francisco, California on September 26, 1934 from Hong Kong

World War II Serial Number: 32400703
Residence: Bronx, New York
Enlistment: July 7, 1942, Fort Jay, Governors Island, New York
Fort Snelling, December 1944

Chinese in Minnesota
Sherri Gebert Fuller
Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2009
page 37 sidebar
Fort Snelling Military Intelligence Service Language School

During World War II, sons of Chinese immigrants trained at the War Department’s Military intelligence Service Language School (MISLS) at Camp Savage and later at Fort Snelling. These young men were organized as students in training companies and were later assigned to specific units upon graduation.

The division director was First Lieutenant Ernest K. H. Eng, and Staff Sergeants included Wong Kan, Frank Chen and Yuk Ow.

In 1945 the regiment compiled a Fort Snelling Memoir Book.

…talent scout gives Kim Wong, Shek Wong and Big Lee the once over…
Naturalization: February 24, 1960, San Francisco, California

California, Death Index
Shek P Wong, November 26, 1988, San Francisco


TOM WONG
full name and birth information on draft card
July 31, 1923, China –

World War II Draft Registration
Residence: Augusta, Georgia
Registration Date: June 30, 1942

World War II Serial Number: 34939365
Residence: Augusta, Georgia
Enlistment: July 18, 1944, Fort McPherson, Atlanta, Georgia
Fort Snelling, December 1944


HENRY WOO
World War II Serial Number:
Camp Savage, July 1943; graduated May 19, 1945

















HENRY YEE
World War II Serial Number:
Fort Snelling, December 1944


HONG YEE
1926, China –

World War II Serial Number: 12100689
Residence: Essex County, New Jersey
Enlistment: April 17, 1944, Fort Dix, New Jersey
Fort Snelling, December 1944


KENNETH FOO YEE
June 16, 1925, San Francisco, California – August 3, 2003, Massachusetts

World War II Serial Number: 31425898
Residence: Boston, Massachusetts
Enlistment: December 2, 1943, Boston, Massachusetts
Fort Snelling, December 1944
Release Date: August 29, 1946

1951, University of Massachusetts







University of Massachusetts Commencement 1951
Candidates for Degree of Bachelor of Science
Kenneth F. Yee

University of Massachusetts Bulletin: Annual Undergraduate Catalogue, 1953–1954
Amherst, Massachusetts
page 263: Degrees Conferred 1952
Bachelor of Landscape Architecture
Kenneth F. Yee

Social Security application said in October 1946 name listed as Kenneth Foo Yee; on August 7, 2003 name listed as Kenneth F Yee.

Social Security Death Index
Find a Grave


NGIN YUEN YEE
August 15 or September 15, 1923, Toishan, China – April 19, 1996, Framingham, Massachusetts
Massachusetts, Death Index and Department of Veterans Affairs said August 15; Social Security application and Social Security Death Index said September 15; 1936 passenger list had birthplace

Passenger List
arrived in Boston, Massachusetts on August 4, 1936 from Yarmouth, Nova Scotia

World War II Serial Number: 11113387
Residence: Middlesex County, Massachusetts
Enlistment: October 19, 1942, Boston, Massachusetts
Fort Snelling, December 1944
Release Date 1: May 15, 1946

Passenger List
arrived with war Bride, Sau Hang Yee, in San Francisco, California on October 27, 1948 from Shanghai, China

Framingham, Massachusetts, City Directory
1953 and 1960 listings said he was an employee

Social Security Death Index


TUNG KWUN YEE aka TED YEE
full name and birth information on draft card
December 15, 1917, Canton, China –
1941 passenger list said his birthplace was Toishan












Passenger List
arrived in San Francisco, California on March 13, 1941 from Hong Kong

World War II Draft Registration
Residence: San Francisco, California
Registration Date: April 21, 1941

World War II Serial Number: 39033802
Fort Snelling, December 1944
Residence: San Francisco, California
Enlistment: January 29, 1946

Naturalization: June 9, 1960, San Francisco, California; different birth year, 1918


DONALD YEP
full name and birth information on draft card
February 22, 1921, Minneapolis, Minnesota – July 24, 1981, San Francisco, California
California, Death Index and Social Security Death Index have February 14 as birth date

World War II Draft Registration
Residence: San Francisco, California
Registration Date: February 16, 1942

World War II Serial Number: 19185190
Residence: San Francisco, California
Enlistment: November 2, 1942, San Francisco, California; served in Army Air Corps
Camp Savage, July 1943
Release Date: November 20, 1945

1959 San Francisco, California, City Directory
Name: Donald Yep
Street address: 961 Pacific Avenue
Occupation: Assistant Civil Engineer

California, Death Index
Name: Donald Yep, July 24, 1981, San Francisco

Social Security Death Index


DONG CHAN YI
full name and birth information on draft card; enlistment record classified him as Japanese
January 3, 1920, Honolulu, Hawaii – November 26, 2011, California

Passenger List
arrived in Honolulu, Hawaii on August 19, 1938 from Yokohama, Japan

1940 United States Federal Census
Home: Honolulu, Hawaii
Race: Korean

World War II Draft Registration
Residence: Honolulu, Hawaii
Registration Date: July 1, 1941

World War II Serial Number: 30107723
Enlistment: January 3, 1944, Honolulu, Hawaii
Fort Snelling, February 1944

Honolulu, Hawaii, Crew List
Name: Dong Chan Yi
Port of Departure: Manila
Ship: President Cleveland
Port of Arrival: Honolulu, Hawaii
Arrival Date: April 25, 1952
Race: Korean
Occupation: Japanese Interpreter

Find a Grave


KENNETH WON MARN YOON
full name and birth information on draft card
May 17, 1917, Honolulu, Hawaii – February 27, 2012, ?

Passenger List
arrived in Los Angeles, California on September 5, 1938 from Honolulu, Hawaii; hand-written notation, file #4333/18867, Korean

Passenger List
arrived in Honolulu, Hawaii on October 18, 1938 from Los Angeles, California

Passenger List
arrived in Los Angeles, California on September 1, 1939 from Honolulu, Hawaii

World War II Draft Registration
Residence: Honolulu, Hawaii
Registration Date: October 16, 1940

World War II Serial Number: O-432908
Camp Savage, July 1943

Social Security Death Index
Find a Grave


CHO G. YOUNG
World War II Serial Number: 19136858
Fort Snelling, February 1944; graduated May 19, 1945












QUAN HONG YUEN
March 19, 1905, Honolulu, Hawaii – November 1, 1995, Honolulu, Hawaii

1928, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii






1930 U.S. Federal Census
Home: Honolulu, Hawaii
Race: Chinese

1933–1938, Honolulu, Hawaii, City Directories
Occupation: Assistant Chemist, Exp Sta HSPA

1940 U.S. Federal Census
Home: Honolulu, Hawaii
Occupation: Chemist
Race: Chinese

World War II Serial Number:
Enlistment: December 7, 1941, Honolulu, Hawaii
Fort Snelling, December 1944
Release Date: July 23, 1946

Nisei Linguists: Japanese Americans in the Military Intelligence Service During World War II (2006)
page 227
In July CASA added Chinese-language classes in anticipation of landings on the coast of China. Capt. Quan H. Yuen, a Chinese American and the only officer to graduate from the MISLS Chinese course, taught the classes.
1947–1961, Honolulu, Hawaii, City Directories
Occupation: Chemist, Exp Sta HSPA

U.S. Army Register, Volume 1, 1951
page 1286: Quan H Yuen, Major, retired July 23, 1946

U.S. Army Register, Volume 2, 1966
page 422: Quan H Yuen, Major, retired July 23, 1946

U.S. Army Register, Volume 3, 1972
page 393: Quan H Yuen, Major, retired July 1946

1974 Honolulu, Hawaii, City Directory
Occupation: Retired

Social Security Death Index
Find a Grave


Related Posts
About the Military Intelligence Service Language School
MISLS Registries and Album
Scrapbook of Oak T. “Lawrence” Jay
Profiles of the MISLS Students of Chinese and Korean Ancestry with Surname Beginning with C
Profiles of the MISLS Students of Chinese and Korean Ancestry with Surnames Beginning with D—K
Profiles of the MISLS Students of Chinese and Korean Ancestry with Surname Beginning with L
Profiles of the MISLS Students of Chinese and Korean Ancestry with Surnames Beginning with N—T
MISLS Ephemera and Clippings

Profiles of the MISLS Students of Chinese and Korean Ancestry with Surnames Beginning with N—T

The Americans and aliens of Chinese and Korean ancestry are the focus of this project. The registries and album had their names and most of their Army serial numbers. Ancestry.com was used to locate many of them in the censuses, passenger lists, school yearbooks, city directories, military records etc. The National Archives’ Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File was a helpful in confirming information in the registries. Another source was the scrapbook of Oak T. “Lawrence” Jay, my father, who had photographs and ephemera of his time at the MISLS.


LEE WING NG
February 10, 1919, China – December 30, 1980, Alameda, California

World War II Serial Number: 39120701
Residence: Elko County, Nevada
Enlistment Date: January 18, 1943, San Francisco, California
Fort Snelling, December 1944
I Dream of Genealogy: Ng, Lee Wing; Military Intelligence Service

California, Death Index
Wing Ng, December 30. 1980, Alameda


FONG PUN NING
September 9, 1919, China – February 16, 2013, Cambridge, Massachusetts

World War II Serial Number: 31294149
Residence: New York, New York
Enlistment: January 28, 1943, Boston, Massachusetts
Fort Snelling, December 1944
I Dream of Genealogy: Ning, Fong P; Military Intelligence Service

Cambridge, Massachusetts, City Directory
Name: Fong Pun Ning
Street address: 107 Oxford
Occupation: Employee, China House
Spouse: Mary Y Ning

Boston Herald, February 20, 2013
Ning, Fong Pun “George” of Cambridge, February 16, 2013. Beloved husband of Mary Y. (Wong). Loving father of Richard C. Ning of Bowie, MD; Leonard C. Ning of Norwell, MA; the late Sandra C. Baker and Stephen C. Ning. Brother of the late Chin Shek Chuan. A wonderful father-in-law to Wayne Baker, Yuet-fung Ho and Julianna Ning. Grandfather of Kelly Baker, Amy Kiely, Dain H. C. Ning, Julia C. Ning, Alison C. Ning and Alexandra N. Ning. Also survived by 4 great grandchildren.

Funeral from the Keefe Funeral Home, 2175 Mass Ave., Cambridge, on Saturday at 10:00 A.M. His Funeral Service will be held in the Funeral Home at 11:00 A.M., followed by burial with Military Honors at Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours Friday 4:00-8:00 P.M. Donations may be made to National WW II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA, 70130; or to American Legion Boston Chinatown Post 328, Attn: David Ching, 181 Brighton Ave., Belmont, MA, 02478. Late WW II Army Veteran. For obituary, directions or to send a condolence visit www.keefefuneralhome.com
Cambridge Chronicle, February 20 to 27, 2013

Social Security Death Index


CHUNG CHU OU? OW?
World War II Serial Number:
Fort Snelling, 1944; graduated May 19, 1945











YUK OW
full name and birth information on draft card
May 5, 1915, Canton, China – November 11, 1982, San Mateo, California
1929 passenger list said birthplace was Namhoi, Kwangtung, China

Passenger List
arrived in San Francisco, California on July 24, 1929 from Hong Kong

1940 United States Federal Census
Home: San Francisco, San Francisco, California
Occupation: Bookkeeper

World War II Draft Registration
Residence: San Francisco, California
Registration Date: October 16, 1940

World War II Serial Number: 39048208
Residence: San Francisco, California
Enlistment: March 4, 1944, Presidio of Monterey, California
Fort Snelling, 1944–1945
Release Date: June 2, 1946
I Dream of Genealogy: Ow, Yuk; Staff Sergeant; from Headquarters Company Military Intelligence Service Language School

The Memoir 1947
Chick Char Club, San Francisco, California


Chinese in Minnesota
Sherri Gebert Fuller
Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2009
page 37 sidebar
Fort Snelling Military Intelligence Service Language School

During World War II, sons of Chinese immigrants trained at the War Department’s Military intelligence Service Language School (MISLS) at Camp Savage and later at Fort Snelling. These young men were organized as students in training companies and were later assigned to specific units upon graduation.
The division director was First Lieutenant Ernest K. H. Eng, and Staff Sergeants included Wong Kan, Frank Chen and Yuk Ow.
Chinese America: History and Perspectives 1988
Chinese American Studies: A Historical Survey
Him Mark Lai
page 17
Another outstanding historical researcher was Yuk Ow, who had meticulously culled a wide range of English and Chinese sources for historical information on the Chinese of California since the 1950s. His research was especially strong with respect to biographies and institutions. Ow’s major work was A History of the Sam Yup Benevolent Association in the United States, 1850–1974 (1974), which includes biographies of notable Sam Yup individuals in America. This work, based primarily on his research notes and the records of the association dating back to 1881, is an excellent example of the possibilities of scholarly research using published documents, primary sources, and oral histories. Ow’s death in 1982 deprived the Chinese American community of further results of his research.
Chinese Overseas: Migration, Research and Documentation
Tan Chee-Beng, Chee Beng Tan, Colin Storey, Julia Zimmerman
Chinese University Press, 2007
page 394
1. Yuk Ow Collection (Asian Amer AAS ARC 2000/70)
An early pioneer in Chinese American historical studies, Yuk Ow was a librarian and translator who devoted much of his life to collecting and researching Chinese American history and materials.
Ethnic Studies Library
University of California Berkeley
歐玉 Yuk Ow Collection AAS ARC 2000/70

Social Security Death Index
Find a Grave


KI PYOK PAK aka KI BUCK PARK
full name and birth information from draft card
June 24, 1915, Korea – June 2, 1999, California

Passenger List
arrived in Los Angeles on December 30, 1939 from Yokohama, Japan

World War II Draft Registration
Residence: Los Angeles, California
Registration Date: October 16, 1940

World War II Serial Number: 39564592
Residence: Los Angeles, California
Enlistment: March 8, 1943, Los Angeles, California
Fort Snelling, July 1943

Naturalization: January 7, 1944; Ki Pyok Pak changed name to Ki Buck Park; Company D, Barracks J, Camp Savage, Minnesota

Passenger List
arrived in Honolulu, Hawaii in August 1945 from Saipan

California, Marriage Index
Name: Ki B Park
Marriage Date: April 2, 1955
Marriage Place: Los Angeles, California
Spouse: Boo Y Kim

Social Security Death Index


LLOYD CHIN MYUNG PAK
full name and birth information on draft card
July 13, 1926, Waialua, Hawaii – December 22 or 23, 1978, Los Angeles, California

Passenger List
departed Honolulu, Hawaii on December 12, 1927 bound for Yokohama, Japan and continuing to Korea

Passenger List
arrived in Honolulu, Hawaii on May 4, 1941 from Yokohama, Japan

World War II Draft Registration
Residence: Wahiawa, Hawaii
Registration Date: July 17, 1944

World War II Serial Number: 30111745
Residence: Hawaii
Enlistment: September 15, 1944, Hawaii
Fort Snelling, February 1945
Release Date: August 20, 1946
Enlistment Date: 25 July 25, 1967
Release Date: March 19, 1969

Consular Report of Marriage
Spouse: Ock Kim Soo
Marriage Date: November 9, 1946
Marriage Place: Chungdong Methodist Church, Seoul, Korea

Passenger List
arrived in Honolulu, Hawaii on July 15, 1948 from Inchon, Korea; Pak traveled with his wife and seven-month-old son

1954 Honolulu, Hawaii, City Directory
Name: Lloyd CM Pak
Address: 3064b Kanu
Occupation: US Army

1965 Honolulu, Hawaii, City Directory
Name: Lloyd CM Pak
Address: 279 Mokauea
Occupation: US Army

1969 Honolulu, Hawaii, City Directory
Name: Lloyd CM Pak
Address: 2423G Rose St
Occupation: US Army

California, Death Index
Name: Lloyd Chinmyung Pak
Birth Date: July 13, 1926
Birth Place: Hawaii
Death Date: December 23, 1978
Death Place: Los Angeles

Social Security Death Index

Veterans’ Gravesite
Name: Lloyd CM Pak
Service Info.: T4 US Army World War II, Korea
Birth Date: July 13, 1926
Death Date: December 22, 1978
Cemetery: Riverside National Cemetery
Cemetery Address: 22495 Van Buren Boulevard Riverside, CA 92518
Buried At: Section 7 Site 749


R. PANG
World War II Serial Number:
Fort Snelling, December 1942


ROBERT FAT PANG aka ROBERT S.F. PANG
full name and birth information on draft card
December 18, 1908, Honolulu, Hawaii – January 28, 1987, Hawaii; date of death from the Department of Veterans Affairs

1932 University of Hawaii







1937 Honolulu, Hawaii, City Directory
Robert F Pang, 1810 Fort

1940 U.S. Federal Census
Home: Honolulu, Hawaii
Occupation: Salesman

Passenger List
arrived in Honolulu, Hawaii on December 4, 1940 from San Francisco, California

World War II Draft Registration
Residence: Honolulu, Hawaii
Registration Date: October 16, 1940

World War II Serial Number:
Enlistment Date: December 31, 1941
Camp Savage, June 1942
Release Date: January 19, 1946
I Dream of Genealogy: Pang, Robert; Military Intelligence Service

Nisei Linguists: Japanese Americans in the Military Intelligence Service During World War II (2006)
page 52
[61] …The Chinese American reserve officers were 1st Lt. Robert F. Pang and 2nd Lt. Won Loy Chan.
page 142
From time to time the Army would send Chinese Americans to the MISLS for Japanese-language training. The first class at Crissy Field included two Chinese American reserve officers, Won Loy Chan and Robert F. Pang.
1947 Honolulu, Hawaii, City Directory
Robert F Pang, 1810 Fort
Occupation: General Store, 1204 S Beretania

1954 Honolulu, Hawaii, City Directory
Robert F Pang, 1810 Fort
Occupation: King-Fort Smoke Shop

1955 Honolulu, Hawaii, City Directory
Robert F Pang, 1810 Fort
Occupation: Kingfort Magazine Shop

Honolulu Advertiser, May 23, 1966
page 26
Winnifred Pang Weds Wallace Fumio Aoki
Winnifred Kam Yit Pang and Wallace Fumio Aoki were married May 15 at Central Union Church.

Parents of the bride are Mrs. Richard S. Y. Pang and the late Mr. Pang. The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Satoru Aoki.

Robert S. F. Pang, uncle of the bride, escorted her to the altar. …
1969 Polk’s Directory of City and County of Honolulu
Occupation: Beretania-Bethel Magazine

1974 Polk’s Directory of City and County of Honolulu
Robert S F Pang, l436 Konia Street
Occupation: Beretania-Bethel Magazine

Social Security Death Index


WALTER SUN PANG
November 9, 1922, Cairo, Illinois – May 20, 2007, Tamms, Illinois











Passenger List
arrived in Seattle, Washington on March 28, 1927 from Hong Kong

Passenger List
arrived in Seattle, Washington on August 23, 1930 from Hong Kong

Passenger List
arrived in Seattle, Washington on March 19, 1935 from Hong Kong

1940 U.S. Federal Census
Home: Cairo, Alexander, Illinois
Occupation: self-employed assistant manager, laundry
Race: Chinese

World War II Serial Number: 16054326
Enlistment: March 2,1942, Peoria, Illinois
Fort Snelling, 1944; graduated May 19, 1945
Release Date: November 15, 1945
I Dream of Genealogy: Pang, Walter S; Military Intelligence Service

1999 Annual Return of Cairo No. 237, Cairo, Illinois, District 18 S
Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Ancient Free & Accepted Masons of the State of Illinois
Alphabetical Listing of Members
page 3: Walter Sun Pang

Paducah Sun, May 22, 2007
Tamms, Ill. — Services for Walter S. Pang, 84, of Tamms will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Crain Funeral Home with the Rev. Kelly Cox officiating. Burial with military rites will be at St. John’s Cemetery in Dongola.

He died at 1:55 p.m. Sunday at his home.

Mr. Pang was a civil engineer with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He served for three terms as Mayor of Tamms and on the Governors Task Force on Aging. He was a 50-year member of the Cairo Masonic Lodge, where he was a 32nd Degree Mason. He was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, the Ainad Shrine, V.F.W. in Cairo, the American Legion Post 406, A.A.R.P., and a lifetime member of the Clifford-Mills-Clendenin Post 2649.

He is survived by his wife, Wanda Pang; two daughters, Linda Benner of Muncie, Ind., and Kim Strich of Indianapolis; and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by six brothers and his parents.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Masonic rites set for 7:30 p.m.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Shriners Hospital in St. Louis.
Southeast Missourian, May 22, 2007
Tamms, Ill.—Walter S. Pang, age 84, of Tamms, died Sunday, May 20, 2007 at his home.

He was born on Nov. 9, 1922, in Cairo, Ill., to Harry and Lin Lee (Gee) Pang. He married Wanda Hale on Feb. 29, 1948.

Pang was a civil engineer with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, retiring in 1983 as Assistant Chief of the Midwest. He was a member of the National Society of Professional Engineers. He was in the U.S. Army during World War II, serving in the Aleutian Islands and attaining the rank of Master Sergeant. He was a member of the Cairo Masonic Lodge No. 237 AF&AM, a 32nd Degree Mason, a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and the Ainad Shrine. He was a member of the Clifford-Mills-Clendenin Post 2649, Veterans of Foreign Wars where he had served twice as Post Commander. He also served as 15th District Commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was a member of the American Legion Post 406 in Cairo, Ill. He served 3 terms as mayor of Tamms and was on the Governor's Task Force on Aging. He was a Methodist.

Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Linda Benner of Muncie, Ind., and Kim Strich of Indianapolis; two sisters, Mamie of Taiwan and Judy Chung of Portland, Ore.; and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by six brothers.

Friends may call at Crain Funeral Home in Tamms from 5 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, with Masonic rites at 7:30 p.m. by the Cairo Masonic Lodge No. 237, AF&AM.

Funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. The Rev. Kelly Cox will officiate, with burial in St. Johns Cemetery with full military honors by a ritual team made up of area veterans groups sponsored by the Pulaski County Post 8891, VFW.
Alexander County Illinois Genealogy Trails
Salute to Veterans
A Special Veterans Day Edition of the Cairo Citizen,
November 5, 2009 and individual contributions
Pang, Walter S., U. S. Army--Walter S. Pang served in the infantry, Military Intelligence, Engineer and Personal Management, rising through the ranks to Sergeant Major (the highest enlisted rank in the Army), before retiring in 1975. Sgt. Maj. Pang served as an MG gunner, Engineer Chief of Detail in Artillery and Personnel Management. During World War II, Pang served in the Pacific Theater, participating in operations on the Aleutian Islands. Pang was awarded the American Campaign Medal and Ribbon, Asiatic Pacific Medal and Ribbon with one bronze star, Good conduct Medal, World War II Victory Medal, Army Reserve Medal, Kentucky Meritorious Service Medal and Indiana Meritorious Service Medal and the Combat Infantry Badge.
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JICK PON
full name and birth information on draft card
August 26, 1923, Tung-Young Lay, China – September 18, 1993, Los Angeles, California
1934 and 1948 passenger lists said his birthplace was Hoiping

Passenger List
arrived in Los Angeles, California on November 24, 1934 from Hong Kong

World War II Draft Registration
Residence: Los Angeles, California
Registration Date: June 30, 1942

World War II Serial Number: 39735408
Residence: Los Angeles, California
Enlistment: January 22, 1945, Fort MacArthur San Pedro, California
Fort Snelling, 1944–1945
I Dream of Genealogy: Pon, Jick; Military Intelligence Service

Passenger List
arrived with war bride, Yuet Yui Tse, in San Francisco, California on June 30, 1948 from Hong Kong

Social Security Death Index


JOHN J. SEN
c1920, Boston, Massachusetts –








1930 U.S. Federal Census
Home: Boston, Massachusetts
Race: Chinese

1940 U.S. Federal Census
Home: Boston, Massachusetts
Race: Chinese

World War II Serial Number:
Fort Snelling, 1944; graduated May 19, 1945
I Dream of Genealogy: Sen, J; Military Intelligence Service

U.S. Army Register, Volume 3, 1972
John J. Sen, Lieutenant Colonel, retired December 1966


WONG S. SHANG
World War II Serial Number: 39216166
Fort Snelling, December 1944
I Dream of Genealogy: Shang, Wong S; Military Intelligence Service


BING S. SOO HOO
February 5, 1907, China – August 11, 1983, Durham, North Carolina

World War II Serial Number: 31134383
Residence: Boston, Massachusetts
Enlistment: June 16, 1942, Boston, Massachusetts
Fort Snelling, December 1944
Release Date: September 13, 1945
I Dream of Genealogy: Soo Hoo Bing S; Military Intelligence Service

Social Security Death Index


HENRY HIN SOON
full name and birth information on draft card
November 17, 1915, Canton, China – September 14, 1989, Oakland, California

1936–1938, University of California at Berkeley

1940 U.S. Federal Census
Home: Berkeley, California
Occupation: Barboy

World War II Draft Registration
Residence: Berkeley, California
Registration Date: October 16, 1940

World War II Serial Number: 39042909
Residence: Alameda County, California
Enlistment: March 31, 1943, San Francisco, California
Fort Snelling, December 1944
Release Date: February 28, 1946
I Dream of Genealogy: Soon, Henry H; Military Intelligence Service

1959 San Francisco, California, City Directory
Name: Henry H Soon
Residence: Berkeley
Occupation: Draftsman, California-Pacific Utilities
Spouse: Ora Soon

Social Security Death Index


YIN SING TOM aka ROY SING TOM
full name and birth information on draft card
March 25, 1910, Canton, China – November 4, 1993, San Francisco, California



















1936–1940, California, Voter Registration
Street address: 957 Grant Avenue
Residence Place: San Francisco
Party Affiliation: Democrat
Occupation: Bookkeeper

World War II Draft Registration
Residence: San Francisco, California
Registration Date: October 16, 1940

World War II Serial Number: 39141577
Residence: San Francisco, California
Enlistment: October 8, 1943, San Francisco, California
Fort Snelling, February 1944; graduated May 19, 1945

Veterans of the Military Intelligence Service
Second National Reunion, November 8–11, 1966
Yin S. Tom
399 Valencia Street
San Francisco, California

Social Security Death Index


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Profiles of the MISLS Students of Chinese and Korean Ancestry with Surname Beginning with L

The Americans and aliens of Chinese and Korean ancestry are the focus of this project. The registries and album had their names and most of their Army serial numbers. Ancestry.com was used to locate many of them in the censuses, passenger lists, school yearbooks, city directories, military records etc. The National Archives’ Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File was a helpful in confirming information in the registries. Another source was the scrapbook of Oak T. “Lawrence” Jay, my father, who had photographs and ephemera of his time at the MISLS.

The race of some students is unclear. There were thirteen students with the Lee surname. Four of them have a first name initial. Marion L. Lee (April 5, 1916, Tokyo, Japan – March 29, 2000, Lynnwood, Washington) was Caucasian, the son of Mormon missionary parents. He was raised in Salt Lake City, Utah and later became a Japanese language teacher in Seattle. He is listed in the registry but not the merged registry. In the merged registry is Moon S. Lee who enrolled July 1943, the same time as Marion. Moon may have been from Salt Lake City, Utah, the same city as Marion. Maybe there was a mix-up with the names.


A. LEE
(might not be Asian)
World War II Serial Number:
Fort Snelling, December 1944
I Dream of Genealogy: Lee, A; Military Intelligence Service


BING LEE
1920, China –

World War II Serial Number: 15375992
Fort Snelling, December 1944
Residence: Queens County, New York
Enlistment Date: February 12, 1946
I Dream of Genealogy: Lee, Bing; Military Intelligence Service


GARY WAI LIM LEE
full name and birth information on draft card
June 28, 1919, Honolulu, Hawaii – December 6, 2005, California

World War II Draft Registration
Residence: Honolulu, Hawaii
Registration Date: October 26, 1940

World War II Serial Number: 12187325
Camp Savage, July 1943
I Dream of Genealogy: Lee, G; Military Intelligence Service

Social Security Death Index


GEORGE KELVIN LEE
June 26, 1907, Rock Springs, Wyoming – November 19, 1969, Contra Costa

1920 U.S. Federal Census
Home: Sacramento, California
Race: Korean

University of California College of Dentistry: Announcement for 1930–1931
page 52: Lee, George Kelvin   San Francisco
1st yr—901 Kearny st

1940 U.S. Federal Census
Home: Sacramento, California
Race: Korean

World War II Draft Registration
Residence: Sacramento, California
Registration Date: October 16, 1940

World War II Serial Number: 39403872 (39403827 in the registry)
Residence: Sacramento, California
Enlistment: November 24, 1942, Sacramento, California
Camp Savage, July 1943

Epsilon Chapter of Delta Phi Epsilon
Professional Foreign Service Fraternity at the University of California, Berkeley, California
Initiated April 16, 1950: Lee, George Kelvin

The Eighty-Eighth Commencement, 1951, University of California, Berkeley
page 150: Degrees Conferred
The Degree of Master of Business Administration (School of Business Administration) upon
George Kelvin Lee…..Reedley
B.S. University of Southern California, 1948

California, Death Index
George K Lee, November 19, 1969, Contra Costa County


J. LEE
(might not be Asian)
World War II Serial Number:
Fort Snelling, December 1944
I Dream of Genealogy: Lee, J; Military Intelligence Service


KYUSUL LEE
full name and birth information on draft card
July 31, 1916, Korea – January 1985, Hawaii

World War II Draft Registration
Residence: Honolulu, Hawaii
Registration Date: October 26, 1940

World War II Serial Number: 30107320 (enlistment record said he was Chinese)
Residence: Hawaii
Enlistment Date: June 21, 1943
Camp Savage, July 1943
I Dream of Genealogy: Lee, Kynsul; Military Intelligence Service; polyglot team

Naturalization: December 2, 1943, Kyu Sul Lee changed name to Kyusul Lee; Company E, S. Bn., Barracks T. 88, Camp Savage, Minnesota

1961 and 1962 Polk’s Directory of City and County of Honolulu
Name: Kyu Sul Lee
Address: 7550 Opelu
Occupation: President, Korean American Exports & Import Co Ltd
Spouse: Esther Lee

Social Security Death


LIM POON LEE
full name and Canton, China birthplace on draft card
December 20, 1910, Canton, China or Hong Kong – June 7, 2002, San Francisco, California












World War II Draft Registration
Residence: San Francisco, California
Registration Date: October 16, 1940

World War II Serial Number: 39036491
Residence: San Francisco, California
Enlistment: January 12, 1943, San Francisco, California
Camp Savage, February 1944; graduated May 19, 1945
Release Date: January 18, 1946

Nisei Linguists: Japanese Americans in the Military Intelligence Service During World War II
James C. McNaughton
Department of the Army, 2006
page 143
[38] The February 1944 class included Lim P. Lee, who had been born in Hong Kong. When he was eight months old, his parents brought him to San Francisco. he served as postmaster of San Francisco from 1967 to 1980. Thomas Y. Chinn, Bridging the Pacific: San Francisco Chinatown and Its People (San Francisco: Chinese historical Society of America, 1898)”, 258–60.
San Francisco in World War II
John Garvey, California Center for Military History
Arcadia Publishing, 2007
photograph

Naturalization: September 5, 1956

Sacramento Bee, January 23, 1966
page A22
Hong Kong Native Is SF Postmaster
San Francisco (AP)—Lim P. Lee, a Chinese-American who was born in Hong Kong, was named postmaster of San Francisco Friday. He is the first man of his race to get such a post in a major city in the United States.

Rep. Phillip Burton, D-Calif., announced Lee’s appointment to the $23,766 a year job.

Lee is a former juvenile court probation officer and was field representative for Burton for the past two years.

Lee is a 1934 graduate of the University of Pacific.

He served in the Army Air Corp. during World War II.
Polk’s San Francisco City Directory 1966
Lim P Lee postmaster PO
Lim P Lee (probation officer City & County of San Francisco)
1036 Pacific (home)
Cath J (wife)

Veterans of the Military Intelligence Service
Second National Reunion, November 8–11, 1966
Lim P. Lee
1036 Pacific Avenue
San Francisco, California

The Encyclopedia of World Methodism
Edited by Nolan B. Harmon
United Methodist Publishing House, 1974
page 1410: Lee, Lim Poon (1910– ), American lay leader among California Oriental United Methodists, was born in Hong Kong, Dec. 19, 1910….

San Francisco Chronicle, June 13, 2002
page 30
Lim Poon Lee—former postmaster of San Francisco
A memorial service will be held on Monday in San Francisco for Lim Poon Lee, the former post master of San Francisco who once said his only experience for the job was “walking up to the window and putting down a nickel for a four-cent stamp.”

Mr. Lee died June 7 in a San Francisco convalescent hospital following a stroke. He was 91.

A native of Hong Kong and the son of a laundry operator, Mr. Lee came to the United States when he was 8 months old. He was a U.S. Army counterintelligence specialist during World War II, a student at College of the Pacific and Lincoln University law school and a longtime social worker and juvenile probation officer. He also wrote for the Chinese Digest, a monthly Chinatown news magazine [here and here].

For years he was a tireless campaign organizer for local Democrats, including former California Gov. Edmund G. “Pat” Brown, former San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and former Rep Phillip Burton.

In 1966, backed by Burton, Mr. Lee was appointed postmaster of San Francisco. At the time it was the highest federal appointive post ever held by a Chinese American.

“I have very little experience,” a smiling Mr. Lee said when he was sworn in. “But I don’t think I’ll foul up the mails. If I flunk the (Civil Service) exam, I may run for Congress.”

His daughter Dorinda Ng said that Mr. Lee “didn’t even know how much a stamp cost when he got the job.”

Mr. Lee quickly mastered the nuances of the job and, during his 14-year tenure, the San Francisco post office greatly increased its hiring of minority and disabled persons and started an alcoholic recovery program.

In the late 1980s, he was a member of the state Fair Political Practices Commission and a columnist for the newspaper Asian Week.

Mr. Lee was a Methodist chaplain and known as “The Preacher Postmaster.” He was active in regional Methodist affairs and served on the boards of the Chinatown YMCA, the Greater Chinatown Community Service Association and the Chinese American Civic Council. For many years he served as the master of ceremonies for the annual Chinese New Year parade, announcing the passing floats with characteristic wit and flair.

Mr. Lee is survived by his wife of 60 years, Catherine of San Francisco, whom he met on a picket line in 1936 when they were protesting the sale of scrap iron to Japan. He is also survived by children Rosalind Chooey and Chesley Lee of San Francisco, Dorinda Ng of Foster City, and Lynnette Lee of Fremont.
1982 San Francisco City Directory
Lim P & Cath J Lee
postmaster
1036 Pacific Avenue

Social Security Death Index


LINCOLN LEE
World War II Serial Number:
Fort Snelling, February 1944
Lincoln may have been Lim Poon Lee’s nickname. Both men were from Coral Gables, Florida and entered Camp Savage in February 1944.


M. LEE
(might not be Asian)
World War II Serial Number:
Camp Savage, April 1945
I Dream of Genealogy: Lee, M; Military Intelligence Service


T. LEE
(might not be Asian)
World War II Serial Number:
Camp Savage, July 1943
I Dream of Genealogy: Lee, T; Military Intelligence Service


WEI YUEN LEE
full name and birthplace on draft card
October 15, 1916, Canton, China – February 11, 1995, California

World War II Draft Registration
Residence: Houston, Texas
Registration Date: October 16, 1940

World War II Serial Number: 38033789
Residence: Houston, Texas
Enlistment: August 15, 1941, Fort Sam Houston, Texas
Fort Snelling, December 1944
Release Date: June 20, 1946
I Dream of Genealogy: Lee, Wei Y; Military Intelligence Service

Social Security Death Index
Find a Grave


YUBWAY LEE
1924, New Jersey –












World War II Serial Number: 32958005
Residence: Atlantic County, New Jersey
Enlistment: September 15, 1943, Camden, New Jersey
Camp Savage, February 1944; graduated May 19, 1945
I Dream of Genealogy: Lee, Yubway; Military Intelligence Service

1949 New Brunswick, New Jersey, City Directory
Occupation: Student

1951, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey








KIP LEW
full name and birth information on draft card
November 15, 1924, Canton, China –

World War II Draft Registration
Residence: Los Angeles, California
Registration Date: December 30, 1942

World War II Serial Number: 39708701
Residence: Los Angeles, California
Enlistment: September 3, 1943, Los Angeles, California
Fort Snelling, December 1944
Release Date: June 2, 1946
I Dream of Genealogy: Lew, Kip; Sergeant; Military Intelligence Service; clerk typist, Headquarters & Headquarter Company, US Forces China

Naturalization: May 6, 1966; Kip Lew born Cai Fay Lew, June 12, 1923, “Hai Sun, Kwantung, China”


L. LEW
(might not be Asian)
World War II Serial Number:
Fort Snelling, December 1944
I Dream of Genealogy: Lew, L; Military Intelligence Service


HARRY LEWE
full name and birth information on draft card
November 29, 1913, Chairyung, Korea – December 14, 1980, Los Angeles, California

World War II Draft Registration
Residence: Delano, California
Registration Date: October 16, 1940

World War II Serial Number: 39416144
Residence: Sacramento, California
Enlistment: June 15, 1943, Sacramento, California
Camp Savage, July 1943
Release Date: December 15, 1948
I Dream of Genealogy: Lewe, H; Military Intelligence Service

Naturalization: December 2, 1943; Harry Lewe born Tai Hyuk You Lewe

Consular Report of Marriage
Name: Harry Lewe
Spouse's name: Hi Oan Kim
Marriage Date: August 21, 1947
Marriage Place: XXIV Corps, Chapel, Banto Hotel, Seoul, Korea

Social Security Death Index


JAMES LUM
June 16, 1924, Des Moines, Iowa – February 11, 2005, San Francisco, California

1940 U.S. Federal Census
Home: Des Moines, Iowa
Race: Chinese

1942, North High School, Des Moines, Iowa








World War II Serial Number: 37659048
Residence: Polk County, Iowa
Enlistment: January 29, 1943, Camp Dodge, Herrold, Iowa
Fort Snelling, February 1944; graduated May 19, 1945
Release Date: April 12, 1946
I Dream of Genealogy: Lum, Jimmy (James); Military Intelligence Service


















San Francisco Chronicle, February 16, 2005
Lum, James “Jim”—Entered into eternal rest on February 11, 2005, in San Francisco. Retired employee of Bechtel Corp.; World War II veteran. Devoted and loving husband of Stella Lum; devoted and caring father of Judy Gee (Clinton), James N. Lum, Joey Lum (Paula), and Jennifer Winchell (Craig); loving “Goong-Goong” on Dillon and Sammy Gee; and of Gedalia, Sarah, Zev, Abby, Ellie, and Mimi Winchell; Cherished “Yeh-Yeh” of Gregory and Lauren Lum. He will be remembered forever in our hearts. Family and friends are invited to attend funeral services at 1:00 pm on Thursday, February 17, 2005, in the Tiffany Chapel of Cypress Lawn Funeral Home, 1370 El Camino Real, Colma. Memorials to your favorite charity preferred.
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Profiles of the MISLS Students of Chinese and Korean Ancestry with Surnames Beginning with N—T
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MISLS Ephemera and Clippings