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Carrier "Hiryu" Kikancho, engineer officer, PW

Hoshida, George [ bio ]

Carrier "Hiryu" Kikancho, engineer officer, PW
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drawing
H: 9.375 in, W: 6 in
ink
paper
laminate

Lordsburg, N.M., 1942-1943

(97.106.1BF)

Gift of June Hoshida Honma, Sandra Hoshida and Carole Hoshida Kanada

Description

3 drawings on paper, laminated (1 sheet) : ink ; top image 7.5 x 6 in., middle image 3.875 x 2.125 in., bottom image 2.25 x 6 in., on sheet 9.375 x 6 in.

Ink drawings of seated Japanese prisoners of war from the Battle of Midway and a portrait of the engineer officer of the Japanese carrier, Hiryu, held at the Lordsburg, Texas camp on November 7, 1942.
Top sketch of four seated prisoners of war with backs to the viewer ; man in foreground is seated on park bench and holds something to his mouth and has large letters "PW" on his back and lettering on his shoulder blades and seat ; two other men have "PW" on their backs ; one man leaning back on bench has a blank shirt.
Middle portrait of a mustached man visible from the chest up and is pasted along the left edge of the paper ; he has a button down shirt and a jacket and looks to the right of the viewer. Blue line border.
Bottom sketch of three male prisoners seated on a park bench facing 3/4 turn away from the viewer, dressed in shirts with large letters "PW" on back, except for man furthest away.
Drawing 97.106.1BE on recto of same sheet.

Inscription
Written in black ink, top left corner: 11-7-42. Written in black ink on top image, bottom right: 11-7-42. Written in blue ink on middle image: CARRIER / "Hiryu" Kikancho / ENGINEER OFFICER / PW. Written in blue ink on bottom image, left: PWs from / Japanese Carrier / HIRYU / Midway Battle / at Lordsburg / Internment Camp.

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