Chinese Canadians in WWII

This is a page of resources about Chinese Canadians in WWII.

Chinese Canadian Military Museum

Located on the second floor at 555 Columbia Street, Vancouver, the museum is a non-profit dedicated to collecting and preserving the stories and records of the Canadian Chinese who served in World War II. If you’ve got a particular research question, they may be able to help. They’ve helped me.

1986-11-11 - Force 136 Veterans at Remembrance Day at Victory Square Cenotaph Vancouver BC - P02776
WWII Force 136 Veteran, Vancouver, 1986

The Memory Project

From the site: “The Memory Project Archive houses more than 2,800 testimonials and over 10,000 images from veterans of the First World War, Second World War, the Korean War and peacekeeping missions. While the archive no longer accepts submissions, it remains the largest of its kind in Canada. Canadians can access the interviews, digitized artifacts and book a speaker.”

Uncommon Courage – Force 136, Veterans Affairs Canada

Did you know that a select group of Chinese Canadians were trained for the British Special Operations Executive (SOE) in WWII for secret missions with slim chances of making it home alive? Welcome to Force 136.

Force 136 – Victor Wong, Fred Yip, Dake Yip, Poona India, 1944