1 Reply Latest reply on Nov 28, 2018 10:20 AM by Rebecca Collier

    New Identities, WWII Collaborators

    James Burnett Wayfarer

      In 1945, Minoru Wada, an American citizen who due to circumstances fought with Imperial Japanese forces in the Philippines, was captured and subsequently assisted American/Allied forces in engagements against the Japanese.  For this assistance, he was given a new identity and relocated (in the U.S. inferred). Do records exist for such new identities and if so are they available for research?  If so, what is the record group and location?

        • Re: New Identities, WWII Collaborators
          Rebecca Collier Navigator

          Dear Mr. Burnett,

           

          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!

           

          We searched the National Archives Catalog and located several 3 series and 23 file units about collaborators in the Philippines during and after WWII. Please look them over and see if any may be of interest to you. For access to and copies of these records, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) via email at archives2reference@nara.gov.

           

          We also checked the State Department records in NARA custody but were unable to locate any indication that a relocation program existed for Filipino collaborators.

           

          We hope this information is helpful. Best of luck with your research!

           

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