Ray Nosaka
100th Infantry Battalion (Separate)

Raymond Riyoso Nosaka

Ray Nosaka

Raymond Riyoso Nosaka, second of five children, is born in 1916 to Magoichi and Tsune Nosaka in the Palama district of Honolulu.

Magoichi is a general building contractor from Yamaguchi-ken. Tsune is a dance and music teacher from Hiroshima-ken.

Nosaka Camp includes: their residence, contractor's base, rental property, and gas station. In the 1920s, fire engulfs the gas pump, ignites dynamite, and destroys home and livelihood.