5981: Akira Kusano

5981: Akira Kusano

Akira Kusano

He was born on 9 September 1915. He was a truck driver employed by Stavelake Cedar Company, Dewdney, BC. His family includes Shimae Kusano (mother; nee Shimae Gyotoku), Kyujiro Kusano (father), Hisayo Kusano (wife), and Kenji Kusano [also listed as Richard Kusano] (son). His home address is listed as Powerline Road, Port Hammond, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Winnipeg, MB, Spearhill, MB and Dryden ON.
Sex M
Date of Birth 09 September 1915
Nationality Canadian born
Locations after uprooting
Winnipeg, MB
Spearhill, MB
C-9363 (1036-1137)
Type Person
Custodian Number 5981
Name Akira Kusano



5981: Akira Kusano


Metadata Author: Jayson Jap
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