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 (530)

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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Koreans welcoming American troops (ddr-densho-299-108)
img Koreans welcoming American troops (ddr-densho-299-108)
Caption: "In Korea, the populace await the arrival of American troops at the end of the war."
The Kinkatis News Vol. I No. 2 (ddr-densho-280-115)
doc The Kinkatis News Vol. I No. 2 (ddr-densho-280-115)
Selected article titles: "Intramuros Case Next" (p. 1), "Quick View of the News" (p. 1), "Kinkatrick Travelogue" (p. 1).
Soldier outside a theater (ddr-densho-91-11)
img Soldier outside a theater (ddr-densho-91-11)
Camp Kaiserslatten in Southern Germany near Landstool Airbase.
Nisei soldiers eating (ddr-densho-114-44)
img Nisei soldiers eating (ddr-densho-114-44)
Original caption: North Africa Theater. Japanese soldiers in the U.S. Army, are eating chow in the field, using a pan for a stove, L to R: Capt. Victor J. Bonin, Lowell, Mass., and Hilo, Hawaii; Pfc. Morio Kidani, Honolulu; and Pfc. Yasuo Takenouchi, Kapaa, Kauai. 1943.
Nisei soldier (ddr-densho-325-103)
img Nisei soldier (ddr-densho-325-103)
The front of the photograph is addressed "To Horiuchi, Takeshi [illegible]"
Nisei soldiers (ddr-densho-325-112)
img Nisei soldiers (ddr-densho-325-112)
Written on front of photograph "To Horuichi [illegible]"
Photograph album dedicated to Bussei soldiers in World War II (ddr-densho-328-535)
doc Photograph album dedicated to Bussei soldiers in World War II (ddr-densho-328-535)
A photograph album created by the Ogden Y.B.A. (Young Buddhists Association) chapter and dedicated to the Bussei veterans who fought in World War II.
Portrait (ddr-hmwf-1-621)
img Portrait (ddr-hmwf-1-621)
"Aug 11-1944, l8 f4.5 1/25 SuperpanPress D76-40' G3" as described on back, man's portrait in military uniform
Vocation Building (ddr-hmwf-1-98)
img Vocation Building (ddr-hmwf-1-98)
"Group standing in front of Vocation Building, including young military man" April 14, 1944, Super Ikonta B
Family Portrait (ddr-hmwf-1-558)
img Family Portrait (ddr-hmwf-1-558)
"Furumura family and visitors, 29-3-C Jan 11 1944, l19 f11 1/50 G3, PlusX DK20-50' D76-17' " as described on back
doc "Entering 92d Inf Div Area 1942-1945" (ddr-densho-201-405)
One-hundred-page booklet. Title on cover: "Entering 92nd Inf Div Area 1942-1945." Page three: "October 1942 - June 1945 With the 92d Infantry Division; Published by Information - Education Section, MTOUSA [Mediterranean Theater of Operations, United States Army]; Compiled by Historical Committee, 92nd Infantry Division. Photos Courtesy 'THE BUFFALO' and APS. Drawings- Sgt. Ted Shearer; Maps-S/Sgt. Rodney Evans ...