Websites of Interest
These websites provide additional information on the Military Intelligence Service.
100th Infantry Battalion and the MIS
National Japanese American Historical Society/MIS Veterans of Northern California
Japanese American Veterans Association on the MIS
National Veterans Association on the MIS
Merrill’s Marauders and the Nisei
MIS Language School in Minnesota (1)
MIS Language School in Minnesota (2)
Go For Broke National Education Center
Nisei Memorial Veterans Center (Maui veterans)
Central Intelligence Agency (review of Nisei Linguists)
Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii
Hawaii United Okinawa Association
Japanese American National Museum
The MIS Veterans Club has a stock of publications on various aspects of the Military Intelligence Service. See the attached list for available publications and their cost.
Send your request to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please add $5.00 to the publication cost for shipping and handling.
While this bibliography lists many books on the Military Intelligence Service, it is by no means exhaustive. For example, books on the OSS or Merrill’s Marauders during World War II may contain references to the Nisei linguists who served with those those units. If you have books to add to this list, please send the information to the MIS Veterans Club <email@example.com>.
Anzai, Rosemary. For Love of Country: World War II Secret Agent Arthur Komori. Paragon Agency, 2013.
Ariyoshi, George R. With Obligation to All. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 1997.
Baker, Allan. Merrill’s Marauders. New York: Ballantine Books, 1972.
Beechert, Alice M., and Edward D. Beechert. From Kona to Yenan: The Political Memoirs of Koji Ariyoshi. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2000.
Breuer, William B. MacArthur’s Secret Wars: Spies, Saboteurs, Guerillas, and Secret Missions. Australia: Castle Books, 1995.
Chan, Won-loy. Burma: The Untold Story. Novato, California: Presidio Press, 1986.
Chang, Thelma. I Can Never Forget: Men of the 100th/442nd. Honolulu: SIGI Productions, 1991.
Clarke, Thurston. Pearl Harbor Ghosts: The Legacy of December 7, 1941. New York: William Morrow and Company, 1991.
Crost, Lyn. Honor by Fire; Japanese Americans at War in Europe and the Pacific. Novato, California: Presidio Press, 1994.
Defense Language Institute. 50 Years of Excellence: 50th Anniversary, 1941-1991, Military Intelligence Service Language School, Army Language School, Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center. Monterey, California: Defense Language Institute, 1991.
Duus, Masayo Umezawa. Unlikely Liberators: The Men of the 100th and 442nd. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 1988.
Gilbert, James L., John P. Finnegan, and Ann Bray. In the Shadow of the Sphinx: A History of Army Counterintelligence. Washington, D.C.: Department of the Army, 2005.
Harrington, Joseph D. Yankee Samurai: The Secret Role of Nisei in America’s Pacific Victory. Detroit: Pettigrew Enterprises, 1979.
Hawaii Nikkei History Editorial Board. Japanese Eyes, American Heart, Volume I; Personal Reflections of Hawaii’s World War II Nisei Soliders. Honolulu: Tendai Educational Foundation, 1998.
Hawaii Nikkei History Editorial Board. Japanese Eyes, American Heart, Volume II: Voices From the Home Front in World War II Hawaii. Honolulu: Tendai Educational Foundation, 2012.
Hawaii Nikkei History Editorial Board. Japanese Eyes, American Heart, Volume III: Learning to Live in Hawaii. Honolulu: Tendai Educational Foundation, 2013.
Hazama, Dorothy, and Jane Komeiji. Okage Same De: The Japanese in Hawaii. Honolulu: Bess Press, 1986.
Higa, Thomas Taro. Memoirs of a Certain Nisei (Aru Nisei No Wadachi). Hawaii: Higa Publications, 1988.
Hopkins, James E.T. Spearhead: A Complete History of Merrill’s Marauder Rangers. Baltimore: Galahad Press, 1999.
Ichinokuchi, Tad. John Aiso and the MIS; Japanese-American Soldiers in the Military Intelligence Service, World War II. Los Angeles: Military Intelligence Service Club of Southern California, 1988.
Ige, Tom. Boy From Kahaluu: An Autobiography. Honolulu: Kin Cho Jin Kai (Distributed by University of Hawaii Press), 1989.
Isokane, Sam Setsuo. Nisei Men of JICPOA Annex. Honolulu: Military Intelligence Service Veterans Club of Hawaii, 2001.
Kikuchi, Yuki. The Pacific War of the Nisei in Hawaii, translated and edited by Yoko Hayashi and Yoshinobu Oshiro. Honolulu: Self-published, 1999.
Knaefler, Tomi Kaizawa. Our House Divided: Seven Japanese American Families in World War II. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 1991.
Kotani, Roland. The Japanese in Hawaii: A Century of Struggle. Honolulu: Oahu Kanyaku Imin Centennial Committee, 1985.
Mashbir, Sidney F. I Was An American Spy. Massachusetts: Vantage Press, 1953.
Masuda, Minoru. Letters From the 442nd: The World War II Correspondence of a Japanese American Medic. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2008.
Matsuo, Dorothy. Boyhood to War: History and Anecdotes of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team. Honolulu: Mutual Publishing Company, 1992.
McNaughton, James C. Nisei Linguists: Japanese Americans in the Military Intelligence Service During World War II. Washington, D.C.: Department of the Army, 2006.
Military Intelligence Service Veterans Club of Hawaii. The Nisei Intelligence War Against Japan. Honolulu: Military Intelligence Service Veterans Club of Hawaii, 1993.
Military Intelligence Service Veterans Club of Hawaii. Secret Valor. Honolulu: Military Intelligence Service Veterans Club of Hawaii, 1993.
Moulin, Pierre. American Samurais: World War II in the Pacific; Military Intelligence Service: The Best Kept Secret in World War II. Virginia: Socrates Institute Press, 2011.
Muller, Eric. American Inquisition: The Hunt for Japanese American Disloyalty in World War II. North Carolina: University of North Carolina Press, 2007.
Nakasone, Edwin M. The Nisei Soldier: Historical Essays on World War II and the Korean War. Minneapolis: Rapit Printing, 1999.
National Defense Intelligence College. Interrogation: World War II, Vietnam, and Iraq. Washington, D.C.: National Defense Intelligence College Press, 2008.
Odo, Franklin. No Sword to Bury: Japanese Americans in Hawaii During World War II. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2004.
Oguro, Richard S. Sempai Gumi. Hawaii: Self-published, 1982.
Sacquety, Troy J. The OSS in Burma: Jungle War Against the Japanese. Kansas: University Press of Kansas, 2013.
Sakakida, Richard, and Wayne S. Kiyosaki. A Spy in Their Midst; The World War II Struggle of a Japanese-American Hero. Lanham, Maryland: Madison Books, 1995.
Shibutani, Tamotsu. The Derelicts of Company K; A Sociological Study of Demoralization. University of California Press, 1978.
Slesnick, Irwin L., and Carole E. Slesnick. Kanji & Codes: Learning Japanese for World War II. Bellingham, Washington: Irwin Slenick and Carole Slesnick, 2006.
Sterner, C. Douglas. Go For Broke: The Nisei Warriors of World War II Who Conquered German, Japan, and American Bigotry. Utah: American Legacy Historical Press, 2008.
Swift, Jr., David W. First Class: Nisei Linguists in World War II; Origins of the Military Intelligence Service Language Program. San Francisco: National Japanese American Historical Society, 2006.
Tottori, Calvin. The OSS Niseis in the China-Burma-India Theater. Honolulu: Military Intelligence Service Veterans Club of Hawaii.
Various. The Pacific War and Peace; Americans of Japanese Ancestry in Military Intelligence Service, 1941 to 1952. San Francisco: Military Intelligence Service Association of Northern California and National Japanese American Historical Society, 1991.
Various. Unsung Heroes: Military Intelligence Service Past, Present, and Future. Seattle: Military Intelligence Service Northwest Association, 1996.
Ward, Lorraine, Katherine Erwin, and Yoshinobu Oshiro. Reflections of Honor: The Untold Story of a Nisei Spy. Honolulu, Hawaii: Curriculum Research & Development Group, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 2013.
Yenne, Bill. Rising Sons: The Japanese American GIs Who Fought for the United States in World War II. New York: Thomas Dunne Books, 2007.