100th Infantry Battalion
img 100th Infantry Battalion training (ddr-densho-114-114)
Original caption: Japanese-Americans in Army Train to Avenge Pearl Harbor: 100th Infantry Battalion Officers and some of the enlisted men are of Japanese ancestry. American citizens, born in the Hawaiian Islands of unquestioned loyalty and patriotism. Formerly part of the Hawaiian National Guard: S/Sgt. Harry Mijamoto, who was a professional boxer in his days as ...
img Nisei soldier in battle (ddr-densho-114-55)
Original caption: Near Montenerro, Italy. Kookuro Moriguchi, an American of Japanese descent, 100th Inf. Bn., Honolulu, Hawaii, fires his M-1 into hills reported active with German snipers. The mortar bursts appear on the hill skyline in the distance. 7 August 1944. [The correct spelling of the location is Montenero.]
img Nisei soldier receiving the Bronze Star (ddr-densho-114-71)
Original caption: Tokyo, Japan. Lt. Kiyoshi Kitagawa, Tech. Intelligence Det., GHQ-FEC, of Minneapolis, Minn., is awarded the bronze star medal by Brig. Gen. C.A. Willoughby, G-2, assistant Chief of Staff, at a ceremony in the Dai Ichi Bldg. The award is made for exemplary conduct while serving with the 100th Inf. Bn. in Eto during ...
img Reactivation ceremony (ddr-densho-114-78)
Original caption: Kahului, Maui. At an impressive military ceremony on the Kahului Fair Grounds, Lt. Col. Harry G. Albright, CO, 442nd Inf. Regt., congratulate: Capt. Sadami Katahara, CO, Company F, 442nd Inf. Regt., which was reactivated as an organized reserve unit. Looking on are, L. to R., Major Henry Kawano, CO, 100th Bn. and Major Lloyd ...
img Nisei soldier writing a letter (ddr-densho-114-39)
Original caption: Pfc. Larry Imamura, of Kehaha, Kauai, Hawaii, a Japanese-American with the 442nd Combat Team of the 100th Infantry Bn., in bivouac in the Charmois area of France, writes a letter before meeting the Germans on the front lines for the first time. U.S. Seventh Army. 10/22/44.
img Leaving the front lines (ddr-densho-114-122)
Original caption: Castelforte Area, Italy. The American troops of Japanese descent of the 100th Infantry Bn. Command Post have just been notified that their company is being relieved after 16 days in the Battle for Leghorn, Italy. A load of mortar shells for forward infantry positions is in the trailer. U.S. Fifth Army 15 July ...
img Nisei radio operator (ddr-densho-114-100)
Original caption: Japanese Americans in Army Train to Avenge Pearl Harbor; 100th Infantry Battalion officers and some of the enlisted men are of Japanese ancestry. American citizens, born in the Hawaiian Islands of unquestioned loyalty and patriotism. Formerly part of the Hawaiian National Guard: Sgt. Robert Oda, radio operator, takes a message for transmittal from Sgt ...
img Nisei soldier with prisoner of war (ddr-densho-114-69)
Original caption: Breascia Area, Italy. Pvt. Akira Miyamoto, Company "C", 100th Battalion, 442nd Infantry Regiment, examines a German soldier at the Fifth Army enemy concentration area, near Breascia. 18 May 1945. [The correct spelling of the location in Brescia.]
img The fall of Santa Luce (ddr-densho-114-135)
Original caption: Santa Luce, Italy. American troops of Japanese descent of the 100th Inf. Bn., 34th Division, U.S. Fifth Army, peer through glasses from the flag-bedecked city hall of Santa Luce to the level country ahead, before the gates of Leghorn, Italy. Santa Luce has just fallen to the Allies, 14 July 1944. U.S ...
img Leaving for reserve (ddr-densho-114-53)
Original caption: Castrellina Area, Italy. Platoon leader Lt. Charles Coyne, Boston, Mass., and Sgt. Nakoto Taguchi, Lihue Kauai, T. H., an American of Japanese descent of the 100th Inf. Bn., 442nd Regt., light up while preparing to leave for reserve after 16 days of hill fighting for Leghorn. 15 July 1944. [The correct spelling of the ...
img Highly decorated Nisei soldier (ddr-densho-114-133)
Original caption: Oahu, T.H. After 34 months of action in Italy and France, when he became the most highly decorated of the 46 veterans of the 100th Bn., 34th Div., T/Sgt. Yukio Yokota of Honolulu, T.H., is honorably discharged under the Army point system. His citations include the Distinguished Service Cross, Purple Heart ...
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 95, No. 26 (December 24-31, 1982) (ddr-pc-54-51)
Special holiday issue. Selected article titles: "Preserving Our Japanese American History: Visual Communications' Photographic Archives" (pp. 14-15), "'Offensive Stupidity' and the Struggle of Abe Tokunosuke" (pp. 31, 43, 68, 70, 76-77), "1982: The Year in Review" (pp. 52-63, 69, 78-79), and "After the Rescue of the 'Lost Battalion': 'Gothic Line' Breakthrough by 100/442 Spells End ...
doc Instructions to an Issei man regarding the burial of his son (ddr-densho-25-62)
Mitsuo (Mike) Iseri, son of Matahichi and Kisa Iseri, was killed in action during the war. Matahichi Iseri was instructed to fill out a form entitled "Application for Final Disposition of Remains."
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 79, No. 14 (October 4, 1974) (ddr-pc-46-39)
Selected article titles: "Textbook Selection Needs Revamping" (p. 1), "War History of 442nd and 100th Inf. Suggested Be Included at 'Punchbowl'" (pp. 1, 4), "Washington Newsletter: Amnesty for Vietnam War Resisters Recalls Tragic Nisei WW2 Cases" (pp. 1, 3), and "Central Cal's Heartbeat Survey Shows Nikkei Living on Abundant 'Rich' Diet" (p. 3).