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Haruo Nagara

 

Date and Place of Birth: Unknown
Date and Place of Death:    May 25, 1945 Okinawa
Baseball Experience: College
Position: Unknown
Rank: Unknown
Military Unit: Unknown
Area Served: Pacific

Haruo Nagara attended Keio University where he pitched for the varsity baseball team. Keio’s biggest baseball rival was Waseda University and as the war progressed, one last game between the two teams was arranged. Held on October 16, 1943, at the Totsuka Stadium of Waseda, this was a send-off game held immediately before the mobilization of many students into military service. Keio lost the game, 10 to 1.

On May 25, 1945, Haruo Nagara died during an attack from a U.S. military aircraft while transporting ammunition to Okinawa.

Date Added: May 11, 2013

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