Hawaii Defense Volunteers

The Hawaii Defense Volunteers was a predominantly Chinese-American militia in Hawaii and one of three in Honolulu during World War II.[2] The militia also had Filipinos, Hawaiians, Puerto Ricans, Koreans, and Whites.[3]

Hawaii Defense Volunteers
Active24 May 1942-4 July 1945
Disbanded4 July 1945
CountryUnited States
Garrison/HQHonolulu, Hawaii
Commanding OfficerCol Richard C. Tongg[1]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Hawaii War Records Depository HWRD 1329". Hawaii War Records Depository Photos. University of Hawaii at Manoa Library. Retrieved 22 November 2017.
  2. ^ Greenberg, Martin (18 November 2005). Citizens Defending America: From Colonial Times to the Age of Terrorism. University of Pittsburgh Press. p. 7. ISBN 9780822942641. Hawaii Air Depot Volunteer Corps.
  3. ^ Stentiford, Barry (4 June 2002). The American Home Guard: The State Militia in the Twentieth Century. Texas A&M University Press. p. 151. ISBN 9781585441815.