442nd Regimental Combat Team

The 100th Infantry Battalion began as part of the Hawaii National Guard. On June 5, 1942, 1,432 men left Hawaii for training at Camp McCoy, Wisconsin, and later at Camp Shelby, Mississippi. The 100th shipped out to North Africa on August 23, 1943, and saw heavy action in Italy. Because of its heavy casualties and many honors, the 100th became known as the "Purple Heart Battalion." The 442nd Regimental Combat Team was initially formed in 1943 from Japanese American volunteers from Hawaii and the mainland. Perhaps not surprisingly, only about 1,250 Japanese Americans volunteered from the concentration camps. In Hawaii, where there was no mass removal, almost 10,000 volunteered. The 442nd arrived in Italy in June 1944 where the battle-tested 100th Infantry Battalion became its 1st Battalion. In seven major campaigns, the 442nd became the most decorated unit for its size and length of service; the unit suffered 9,476 casualties, more than 300 percent of its original strength.

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Military service (620)
442nd Regimental Combat Team (1543)

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442nd Regimental Combat Team, Mark W. Clark, Sadamitsu Neil Fujita, Go for Broke! (film), Stanley Hayami, Daniel Inouye, Mike Masaoka, Kazuo Masuda, Rescue of the Lost Battalion

1543 items
Golden Anniversary Reunion, 442 RCT (ddr-csujad-1-195)
doc Golden Anniversary Reunion, 442 RCT (ddr-csujad-1-195)
A booklet of 50th Golden Anniversary 442 RCT includes mostly images of the events during the 5 days anniversary held in Hawaii. Also includes massages from Bill Clinton, U.S. President, Gen. Colin L. Powell, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Washington D.C., and addresses delivered by Daniel K. Inouye, U.S. Senator, Hawaii, Gen. Gordon L. ...
[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
[Men in military uniform on military vehicle] (ddr-csujad-1-42)
img [Men in military uniform on military vehicle] (ddr-csujad-1-42)
Two Japanese American men in military uniform are pictured. They are siting on the back of military vehicle and talking. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_01_02_036
Anti-Tank Company 442nd Regimental Combat Team (ddr-csujad-1-54)
doc Anti-Tank Company 442nd Regimental Combat Team (ddr-csujad-1-54)
An article about Anti-Tank Company. It describes the uniqueness and experience of the Anti-tank Company during WWII. The shorter version or draft of this article is found in item: csudh_ike_0061. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_02_003
[Man looking out from window] (ddr-csujad-1-33)
img [Man looking out from window] (ddr-csujad-1-33)
A Japanese American man looks out from a winder of a building. On front of photograph, he is named Neil. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_01_02_027
[Man in military uniform with military vehicle] (ddr-csujad-1-30)
img [Man in military uniform with military vehicle] (ddr-csujad-1-30)
A Japanese American in military uniform poses standing behind a military vehicle. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_01_02_024
[Man in military uniform] (ddr-csujad-1-38)
img [Man in military uniform] (ddr-csujad-1-38)
A Japanese American man in military uniform poses standing near railroad tracks. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_01_02_032
Memorable bivouac for 442nd (ddr-csujad-1-44)
doc Memorable bivouac for 442nd (ddr-csujad-1-44)
Newspaper clipping describes the reunion of veterans of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team held at Camp Shelby, Hattiesburg Mississippi. Inscription reads: 6/20/95 from Miyo Sato of Honolulu, HI. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_01_03_001
Tankbusters [letter from Chappie Kishaba and Henry Ikemoto] (ddr-csujad-1-71)
doc Tankbusters [letter from Chappie Kishaba and Henry Ikemoto] (ddr-csujad-1-71)
A letter from Chappie Kishaba and Henry Ikemoto written in December 2000 to most likely members of the 100th/442nd Veterans Association. It summarizes the events and activities including their personal accounts in 2000. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_06_015
Letter from Makoto Okine to Mr. S. Okine, January 15, 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-123)
doc Letter from Makoto Okine to Mr. S. Okine, January 15, 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-123)
A letter from Makoto Okine to his father, Seiichi Okine in Hawthorne, California. This letter is probably written in Italy where Makoto is stationed as a U.S. Army soldier and mailed via New York by the U.S. Army Postal Service. He regrets not being able to write to his father for a long time because he ...
[Masao Okine] (ddr-csujad-5-340)
img [Masao Okine] (ddr-csujad-5-340)
A photograph of Masao Okine in the U.S. military uniform standing in front of the tank monument to the 100th Battalion and the 442nd Regimental Combat Team. A photograph from "Dorothy Ai Aoki photo album" (csudh_oki_0300), page 11. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_08_011_002
Receipt for registered article no. 1652 (ddr-csujad-5-125)
doc Receipt for registered article no. 1652 (ddr-csujad-5-125)
Receipt for a registered mail from Seiichi Okine to Masao Okine issued by the U.S Post Office Department. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_01_52_002
Letter from Makoto Okine to Seiichi Okine, October 12, [1945] [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-187)
doc Letter from Makoto Okine to Seiichi Okine, October 12, [1945] [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-187)
A letter from Makoto Okine to his father, Seiichi Okine in the Rohwer incarceration camp. It appears that he writes from Italy where he is stationed as a U. S. Army solder. He assumes that many people has left the Rohwer incarceration camp and it appears empty. He mentions that his brother, Masao's request [probably for ...
Letters from Makoto Okine to Seiich, Tomeyo, and Dorothy Ai Okine, February 24, 1946 (ddr-csujad-5-135)
doc Letters from Makoto Okine to Seiich, Tomeyo, and Dorothy Ai Okine, February 24, 1946 (ddr-csujad-5-135)
Contains two letters written by Makoto Okine, addressing his parents, Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine, and his sister Dorothy Ai Okine. He writes from Leghorn, Italy, where he is stationed as a U.S. Army solder. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_01_57_001-003
Letter from Makoto Okine to Mr. S. Okine, March 26, 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-191)
doc Letter from Makoto Okine to Mr. S. Okine, March 26, 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-191)
A letter from Makoto Okine to his father, Seiichi Okine. He writes from Italy where he is stationed as a Nisei solder. The letter is mailed via New York by the U.S. Army Postal Service. In the letter, he explains how Seiichi would receive 25.00 dollars of the military family allowance monthly. The government deducts 25.00 ...
Letters from Makoto Okine to Seiichi and Dorothy Okine, January 26, 1946 (ddr-csujad-5-127)
doc Letters from Makoto Okine to Seiichi and Dorothy Okine, January 26, 1946 (ddr-csujad-5-127)
Contains two letters written by Makoto Okine along with an envelope. He writes to his father and sister, Seiichi and Dorothy Okine separately, encloses the two letters into the same envelope, and mails to Seiichi Okine's place in Hawthorne, California. The letters are written in Leghorn, Italy where Makoto Okine is stationed as a U.S. Army ...
Letter from Makoto Okine to Mr. S. Okine, September 24, 1945 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-109)
doc Letter from Makoto Okine to Mr. S. Okine, September 24, 1945 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-109)
A letter from Makoto Okine who is probably stationed in Italy as a U.S. military soldier to his father, Seiichi Okine in the Rohwer incarceration camp, Arkansas. He describes his vacation, staying in a hotel and eating at a restaurant. He states that he has not had a chance to sleep in a bed with sheets ...
Letter from Hatsuno Hotty Okine to State Department of Public Health Bureau of Vital Statistics, November 28, 1945 (ddr-csujad-5-104)
doc Letter from Hatsuno Hotty Okine to State Department of Public Health Bureau of Vital Statistics, November 28, 1945 (ddr-csujad-5-104)
A draft of a letter written by Hatsuno Hotty Okine to inquire the status of her request for copies of Masao Okine's birth certificate. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_01_34_001
Western Union telegraph from Makoto Okine to S. Okine. August 20, 1946 (ddr-csujad-5-157)
doc Western Union telegraph from Makoto Okine to S. Okine. August 20, 1946 (ddr-csujad-5-157)
A Western Union telegram from Makoto Okine to his father Seiichi Okine in Whittier, California. It notifies of Makoto's arrival to Beale Air Force Base, California from Europe where he has been stationed as a Nisei soldier. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_02_07_001
James Kirihara interview (ddr-csujad-6-12)
doc James Kirihara interview (ddr-csujad-6-12)
Oral history interview with James Kirihara. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: SCRC_KIRIHARA_JAMES
Toshiye Hirose interview (ddr-csujad-6-7)
doc Toshiye Hirose interview (ddr-csujad-6-7)
Oral history interview with Toshiye Hirose. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: SCRC_HIROSE_TOSHIYE
George Kiyomoto interview (ddr-csujad-6-14)
doc George Kiyomoto interview (ddr-csujad-6-14)
Oral history interview with George Kiyomoto. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: SCRC_KIYOMOTO_GEORGE
Sherman Kishi interview (ddr-csujad-6-13)
doc Sherman Kishi interview (ddr-csujad-6-13)
Oral history interview with Sherman Kishi. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: SCRC_KISHI_SHERMAN
Eric Andow interview (ddr-csujad-6-2)
doc Eric Andow interview (ddr-csujad-6-2)
Oral history interview with Eric Andow. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: SCRC_ANDOW_ERIC
Robert Yano interview (ddr-csujad-6-36)
doc Robert Yano interview (ddr-csujad-6-36)
Oral history interview with Robert Yano. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: SCRC_YANO_ROBERT
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