Norman Kikuta
Military Intelligence Service

End of War

Norman Kikuta

Five linguists, including Norman, are granted a fifteen-day furlough to Hawaii.

The Japanese emperor surrenders in August 1945.

Home on Maui, he is recalled to his unit. When Norman reaches the Philippines, the division has left, so he is shipped to Japan with the ATIS.

At 11th Airborne Division headquarters in Sendai, he finds he has enough points to be discharged. Transported home on December 22, 1945, he is discharged on January 6, 1946.