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
[Mini-reunion, Shiro Yamamoto and Wally Kagawa] (ddr-csujad-1-93)
img [Mini-reunion, Shiro Yamamoto and Wally Kagawa] (ddr-csujad-1-93)
A photograph of Shiro Yamamoto and Wally Kagawa. Recorded number on the back side of the photograph: "101095-29." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_08_019
[Mini-reunion, music performance] (ddr-csujad-1-135)
img [Mini-reunion, music performance] (ddr-csujad-1-135)
A photograph of the attendees' music performance. Recorded number on the back side of the photograph: "101195-80." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_08_061
[Mini-reunion, room] (ddr-csujad-1-178)
img [Mini-reunion, room] (ddr-csujad-1-178)
A photograph of attendees in a hotel room. Recorded number on the back side of the photograph: "101295-146." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_08_104
[Mini-reunion, buffet] (ddr-csujad-1-140)
img [Mini-reunion, buffet] (ddr-csujad-1-140)
A photograph of attendees at a buffet. Recorded number on the back side of the photograph: "101195-85." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_08_066
[Mini-reunion, group photograph] (ddr-csujad-1-122)
img [Mini-reunion, group photograph] (ddr-csujad-1-122)
A group photograph includes: Hiroshi Kaku, Toro Hirose, Goro Inaba, Shiro Yamamoto, George Tamura, Hiroshi Kami, Jack Kaguni, Ernie Maruyama, Frank Seto, Tom Nakata, Henry Ikemoto, Seiya Tanaka, Eddie Murakami, Wally Kagawa, Masato Doi, Jerry Ayabe, Hiyumi Saimo, Tak Hattori, Roy Nishio, Dave Kawagoye, Kuni Hisatomi, Chappie Kishaba. Recorded number on the back side of the ...
[Mini-reunion, Mrs. Molly Kishaba and Mrs. Mildred Ikemoto] (ddr-csujad-1-100)
img [Mini-reunion, Mrs. Molly Kishaba and Mrs. Mildred Ikemoto] (ddr-csujad-1-100)
A photograph of Mrs. Molly Kishaba and Mrs. Mildred Ikemoto. Recorded number on the back side of the photograph: "101095-34." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_08_026
[Man standing outside] (ddr-csujad-1-22)
img [Man standing outside] (ddr-csujad-1-22)
Japanese American man stands outside, looking down and smiling. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_01_02_016
[Mini-reunion, Masato Doi, Seiya Tanaka, Goro Inaba, Kuni Hisatomi, Mrs. Yayo Inaba, Mrs. Holly Kishaba] (ddr-csujad-1-79)
img [Mini-reunion, Masato Doi, Seiya Tanaka, Goro Inaba, Kuni Hisatomi, Mrs. Yayo Inaba, Mrs. Holly Kishaba] (ddr-csujad-1-79)
A photograph includes Masato Doi, Seiya Tanaka, Goro Inaba, Kuni Hisatomi from left to right on right side, and Mrs. Yayo Inaba, Mrs. Holly Kishaba on left side. Recorded number on the back side of the photograph: "100995-13." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_08_005
[Two men in military uniform with military vehicle] (ddr-csujad-1-36)
img [Two men in military uniform with military vehicle] (ddr-csujad-1-36)
Two men in military uniform poses together. One is a Japanese American man sitting on a military vehicle and the other stands next to the vehicle. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_01_02_030
[Mini-reunion, Wally Kagawa, Molly Kishaba, Mildred Ikemoto] (ddr-csujad-1-114)
img [Mini-reunion, Wally Kagawa, Molly Kishaba, Mildred Ikemoto] (ddr-csujad-1-114)
A photograph includes Wally Kagawa, Molly Kishaba, Mildred Ikemoto. Recorded number on the back side of the photograph: "101095-47." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_08_040
[Mini-reunion, shop] (ddr-csujad-1-132)
img [Mini-reunion, shop] (ddr-csujad-1-132)
A photograph of attendees in a shop. Recorded number on the back side of the photograph: "101195-71." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_08_058
[Men in military uniform on military vehicle] (ddr-csujad-1-19)
img [Men in military uniform on military vehicle] (ddr-csujad-1-19)
Four Japanese American men in military uniform, siting outside, are pictured. Three sit on a vehicle and one sits on the chair. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_01_02_013
[Mini-reunion, Colonel Pi__] (ddr-csujad-1-175)
img [Mini-reunion, Colonel Pi__] (ddr-csujad-1-175)
A photograph of Colonel Pi__ and his wife Peggy, "C" Company in a hotel room. Recorded number on the back side of the photograph: "101295-147." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_08_101
[Women from American Red Cross supplying food] (ddr-csujad-1-29)
img [Women from American Red Cross supplying food] (ddr-csujad-1-29)
Two women, perhaps from the American Red Cross, pose together while providing food supplies. A military vehicle with a white star and circle Allied Forces symbol is parked behind them. On front of photograph, there is handwritten inscription. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_01_02_023
[Mini-reunion, speech] (ddr-csujad-1-148)
img [Mini-reunion, speech] (ddr-csujad-1-148)
A photograph of an attendee. Recorded number on the back side of the photograph: "101195-90." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_08_074
[Mini-reunion, Chappie Kishaba] (ddr-csujad-1-75)
img [Mini-reunion, Chappie Kishaba] (ddr-csujad-1-75)
A photograph includes Chappie Kishaba in black pants. Recorded number on the back side of the photograph: "100995-10." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_08_001
[Mini-reunion, Tom Nakata, Hiroshi Kami, Goro and Yayo Inaba] (ddr-csujad-1-103)
img [Mini-reunion, Tom Nakata, Hiroshi Kami, Goro and Yayo Inaba] (ddr-csujad-1-103)
A photograph of Tom Nakata, Hiroshi Kami, and Goro and Yayo Inaba. Recorded number on the back side of the photograph: "101095-40." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_08_029
[Mini-reunion, Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Murakami] (ddr-csujad-1-109)
img [Mini-reunion, Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Murakami] (ddr-csujad-1-109)
A photograph of Eddie Murakami and his wife. Recorded number on the back side of the photograph: "101095-45." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_08_035
Letter from Henry Y. Ikemoto, President, AT Chapter, to Anna Honeycutt, Airborne and Special Operations Museum Foundation, February 11, 1999 (ddr-csujad-1-66)
doc Letter from Henry Y. Ikemoto, President, AT Chapter, to Anna Honeycutt, Airborne and Special Operations Museum Foundation, February 11, 1999 (ddr-csujad-1-66)
In the letter, Henry Y. Ikemoto wrote about a Chicago Tribune article, "The drop zone gives voice to oral histories of WWII" by Charles Leroux, which featured Toro Hirose, a member of the Anti-Tank Company, and offers further information on Anti-Tank Company members. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ...
[Men in military uniform and women with bicycles] (ddr-csujad-1-12)
img [Men in military uniform and women with bicycles] (ddr-csujad-1-12)
Two Japanese American men in military uniform and two women pose together. Women stand with bicycles. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_01_02_006
[Roster of Anti-Tank Company, 442nd Infantry Regimental Combat Team] (ddr-csujad-1-53)
doc [Roster of Anti-Tank Company, 442nd Infantry Regimental Combat Team] (ddr-csujad-1-53)
A roster of officers and enlisted men, Anti-Tank Company 442nd Infantry Regimental Combat Team, who were awarded the glider badge. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_02_002
Chester and Akiko Lillian Sasashima (ddr-csujad-8-97)
doc Chester and Akiko Lillian Sasashima (ddr-csujad-8-97)
Oral history interview with Chester and Akiko Lillian Sasashima. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Sasashima, Chester and Lillian
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.
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."
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