Dick Hamada
Office of Strategic Services

Military Training: OSS

Dick Hamada

At Camp Savage, Minnesota, Dick studies the language and geography of Japan ten hours a day.

At the end of five months’ training, a group member asks to be released from duty.

The OSS group (ten enlisted men and four officers) is sent to Newport Beach, California where their mettle is put to the test. They are then assigned to Catalina Island for survival training.

Later, the group travels to New Delhi, India.

Dick is assigned to Detachment 101, Burma.