Military service

The story of Japanese Americans in the military during World War II is complex and in many ways ironic. It is a story of mistrust by the very country for which these soldiers placed themselves in harms' way. Many were drafted directly out of the camps and fought for democracy abroad while their parents and families were incarcerated by their own government.

World War II (54)
Military service (570)

Related articles from the Densho Encyclopedia :
298th/299th Infantry, Charles H. Bonesteel, Buddhahead, Fighting for Tomorrow: Japanese Americans in America's Wars (exhibition), Frank "Foo" Fujita, GI Bill, Hawaii Territorial Guard, Hood River incident, Japanese American World War II military service memorials, Japanese Americans in military during World War II, Samuel Wilder King, Kotonk, Ben Kuroki, Spark Matsunaga, None, Rescue of the Lost Battalion, Revolution of 1954, Shigeo Yoshida

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Soldiers looking at a fishing boat (ddr-densho-201-836)
img Soldiers looking at a fishing boat (ddr-densho-201-836)
Caption in album: "Azore [sic] fishing boat / Antioch Victory (broke down) stuck at Azore [sic] one week. / J.W. McAndrew transfer."
Soldiers headed home (ddr-densho-201-811)
img Soldiers headed home (ddr-densho-201-811)
Caption in album: "'Going home' / Aug. 1946 / Antioch Victory (ship)."
doc "The Stars and Stripes Mediterranean" Newspaper June 1946 (ddr-densho-201-450)
"The Stars and Stripes Mediterranean; Unofficial paper of U.S. forces in the Mediterranean Theatre; Vol. 2, No. 407, Sunday, June 2, 1946; Printed in Italy; Five Lire."
Soldiers transferred to a new ship for the ride home (ddr-densho-201-834)
img Soldiers transferred to a new ship for the ride home (ddr-densho-201-834)
Caption in album: "Antioch Victory (broke down) stuck at Azore [sic] one week. / J.W. McAndrew transfer."
Soldiers preparing to go home (ddr-densho-201-807)
img Soldiers preparing to go home (ddr-densho-201-807)
Caption in album: "'Going home' / Aug. 1946 / Antioch Victory (ship)."
Soldiers transferred to a new ship for the ride home (ddr-densho-201-832)
img Soldiers transferred to a new ship for the ride home (ddr-densho-201-832)
Caption in album: "Pulling away from Antioch Victory. / Antioch Victory (broke down) stuck at Azore [sic] one week. / J.W. McAndrew transfer."
Soldiers on the deck of a ship (ddr-densho-201-824)
img Soldiers on the deck of a ship (ddr-densho-201-824)
Soldiers on a ship taking them back to the United States. Rock of Gibraltar in the distance.
Soldiers preparing to go home (ddr-densho-201-808)
img Soldiers preparing to go home (ddr-densho-201-808)
Caption in album: "Last check up / 'Going home' / Aug. 1946 / Antioch Victory (ship)."
Soldiers preparing to go home (ddr-densho-201-810)
img Soldiers preparing to go home (ddr-densho-201-810)
Caption in album: "At last going home / 'Going home' / Aug. 1946 / Antioch Victory (ship)."
img "US Army Rest Center in Rome Italy" (ddr-densho-201-277)
Caption on front: "US Army Rest Center in Rome Italy." A statue at the Mussolini Forum Rest Center in Rome.
A band playing during a military send off (ddr-densho-201-809)
img A band playing during a military send off (ddr-densho-201-809)
Caption in album: "Band send off / 'Going home' / Aug. 1946 / Antioch Victory (ship)."
Fishermen (ddr-densho-201-837)
img Fishermen (ddr-densho-201-837)
Caption in album: "Hey Joe, pineapple three for $10 / Antioch Victory (broke down) stuck at Azore [sic] one week. / J.W. McAndrew transfer."
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