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.

Military service (567)

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

567 items
Letter from Shirley Cobb, [volunteer], American Red Cross, to Kune Hisatomi, Pfc., U.S. Army, [May 28, 1945?] (ddr-csujad-1-5)
doc Letter from Shirley Cobb, [volunteer], American Red Cross, to Kune Hisatomi, Pfc., U.S. Army, [May 28, 1945?] (ddr-csujad-1-5)
Correspondence from Shirley Cobb, American Red Cross volunteer, to Kune Hisatomi, Pfc., U.S. Army. Shirley Cobb described her work situation. She also asked Kune to disclose his location since the battle ended. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_01_01_005
[Man sitting on chair] (ddr-csujad-1-21)
img [Man sitting on chair] (ddr-csujad-1-21)
Japanese American man poses in smile, wearing a hat and sitting on chair outside. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_01_02_015
[Men in military uniform] (ddr-csujad-1-9)
img [Men in military uniform] (ddr-csujad-1-9)
Three Japanese American men in military uniform were photographed. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_01_02_003
100th [Infantry] Battalion Combat timeline (ddr-csujad-1-59)
doc 100th [Infantry] Battalion Combat timeline (ddr-csujad-1-59)
Lists the military operations in Italy and France by 100th Infantry Battalion Combat chronologically from September 2, 1943 through May 31, 1945. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_06_002
[Man in military uniform and helmet] (ddr-csujad-1-37)
img [Man in military uniform and helmet] (ddr-csujad-1-37)
A Japanese American man in military uniform and helmet poses in smile outside. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_01_02_031
[Mini-reunion, musical performance] (ddr-csujad-1-160)
img [Mini-reunion, musical performance] (ddr-csujad-1-160)
A photograph of attendees' musical performance. Recorded number on the back side of the photograph: "101195-102." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_08_086
[Rest time] (ddr-csujad-1-28)
img [Rest time] (ddr-csujad-1-28)
Three Japanese American men, siting on railroad tracks, are pictured. A military truck is parked with piled clothes. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_01_02_022
[Mini-reunion, Henry Y. Ikemoto] (ddr-csujad-1-116)
img [Mini-reunion, Henry Y. Ikemoto] (ddr-csujad-1-116)
A photograph of Henry Y. Ikemoto. Recorded number on the back side of the photograph: "101095-50." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_08_042
[Mini-reunion, group photograph] (ddr-csujad-1-126)
img [Mini-reunion, group photograph] (ddr-csujad-1-126)
A group photograph of attendees. Recorded number on the back side of the photograph: "101095-59." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_08_052
Letter from Henry Ikemoto to Eddy Murakami, Tom Nakata, Hifumi Saimo, George Tamura, Seiya Tanaka (ddr-csujad-1-62)
doc Letter from Henry Ikemoto to Eddy Murakami, Tom Nakata, Hifumi Saimo, George Tamura, Seiya Tanaka (ddr-csujad-1-62)
A letter regarding the order of copies of photographs taken at the 1995 mini-reunion at Las Vegas. Includes handwritten marginalia. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_06_005
[Mini-reunion, Wally Kagawa] (ddr-csujad-1-119)
img [Mini-reunion, Wally Kagawa] (ddr-csujad-1-119)
A photograph of Wally Kagawa playing the harmonica. Recorded number on the back side of the photograph: "101095-56." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_08_045
[Mini-reunion, Mrs. Yamashita] (ddr-csujad-1-92)
img [Mini-reunion, Mrs. Yamashita] (ddr-csujad-1-92)
A photograph includes Mrs. Yamashita. Recorded number on the back side of the photograph: "101095-26." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_08_018
[Mini-reunion, musical performance] (ddr-csujad-1-164)
img [Mini-reunion, musical performance] (ddr-csujad-1-164)
A photograph of attendees' musical performance. Recorded number on the back side of the photograph: "101195-106." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_08_090
[Mini-reunion, Wally Kagawa and Henry Y. Ikemoto] (ddr-csujad-1-118)
img [Mini-reunion, Wally Kagawa and Henry Y. Ikemoto] (ddr-csujad-1-118)
A photograph of Wally Kagawa and Henry Y. Ikemoto. Recorded number on the back side of the photograph: "101095-51." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_08_044
[Mini-reunion, Mrs. Yamashita, Kuni Hisatomi] (ddr-csujad-1-81)
img [Mini-reunion, Mrs. Yamashita, Kuni Hisatomi] (ddr-csujad-1-81)
Includes Mrs. Yamashita and Kuni Hisatomi. Recorded number on the back side of the photograph: "100995-12." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_08_007
[Mini-reunion, shop] (ddr-csujad-1-128)
img [Mini-reunion, shop] (ddr-csujad-1-128)
A photograph of attendees in a shop. Recorded number on the back side of the photograph: "101195-67." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_08_054
[Mini-reunion, room] (ddr-csujad-1-170)
img [Mini-reunion, room] (ddr-csujad-1-170)
A photograph of attendees in a hotel room. Recorded number on the back side of the photograph: "101295-138." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_08_096
[Men in military uniform with military vehicle] (ddr-csujad-1-14)
img [Men in military uniform with military vehicle] (ddr-csujad-1-14)
Two Japanese American men in military uniform pose together. One sits on a military vehicle and the other stands next to it. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_01_02_008
[Mini-reunion, room] (ddr-csujad-1-176)
img [Mini-reunion, room] (ddr-csujad-1-176)
A photograph of attendees in a hotel room. Recorded number on the back side of the photograph: "101295-145." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_08_102
[Men in military uniform] (ddr-csujad-1-24)
img [Men in military uniform] (ddr-csujad-1-24)
Two men in military uniform pose together outside. One stands and the other sits on a military vehicle. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_01_02_018
[Man in military uniform with military vehicle] (ddr-csujad-1-34)
img [Man in military uniform with military vehicle] (ddr-csujad-1-34)
A Japanese American man in military uniform poses next to a military vehicle. On front of photograph, there is handwritten inscription. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_01_02_028
[Mini-reunion, attendees at table] (ddr-csujad-1-144)
img [Mini-reunion, attendees at table] (ddr-csujad-1-144)
A photograph of attendees at table. Recorded number on the back side of the photograph: "101195-86." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_08_070
[Mini-reunion, shop] (ddr-csujad-1-129)
img [Mini-reunion, shop] (ddr-csujad-1-129)
A photograph of attendees in a shop. Recorded number on the back side of the photograph: "101195-70." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_08_055
[Men trimming hair] (ddr-csujad-1-26)
img [Men trimming hair] (ddr-csujad-1-26)
Four Japanese American men are photographed. One of them is trimming another man's hair outside. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_01_02_020
[Mini-reunion, Colonel Fincil] (ddr-csujad-1-154)
img [Mini-reunion, Colonel Fincil] (ddr-csujad-1-154)
A photograph of Colonel Fincil and his wife, 34th Division. Recorded number on the back side of the photograph: "101195-95." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_08_080
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