Display Status This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

At the end of World War II, an unknown United States Marine brought home several Japanese-language items. These items were subsequently sold and the purchaser's son later donated them to the National Air and Space Museum. In 2003 and 2004, Museum volunteers, Mr. Koji Hayama and Mr. Tom Momiyama, translated parts of the material and they believe that they were created by a Mr. Yamada, who was probably part of an aircraft ground crew with occasional flight duties, and served in Manchuria, Korea, Burma, and the Philippines.

Identifier

NASM.2003.0063

Processing Information

Arranged, described, and encoded by Jessamyn Lloyd, 2018.

Date

1943-1944

Provenance

Mike Detweiler, Gift, 2003

Extent

0.19 Cubic feet ((1 box))

Summary

This collection consists of a Japanese World War II diary (1943-1944); two small pocket calendars/notebooks; a small black and white photograph showing mountainous scenery; and a post card.

Restrictions

No restrictions on access.

Type

Collection descriptions

Archival materials

Diaries

Arrangement note

Collection is in original order.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a Japanese World War II diary (1943-1944); two small pocket calendars/notebooks; a small black and white photograph showing mountainous scenery; and a post card. The diary includes color pencil drawings, dried flowers, and a few photographs.

Genre/Form

Diaries

Rights

Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests

Topics Aeronautics
World War, 1939-1945

Citation

Yamada Diary Collection, NASM.2003.0063, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

Archival Repository

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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