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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Go for broke, Vol. XLVI, no. 2, April-June 1995 (ddr-csujad-1-182)
doc Go for broke, Vol. XLVI, no. 2, April-June 1995 (ddr-csujad-1-182)
A bulletin published by 442nd Veterans Club: Go for broke, vol. XLVI, no. 2 (April-June 1995). The issue's title: 52 and looking ahead... See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_10_001
Makoto Okine (ddr-csujad-5-22)
Makoto Okine (ddr-csujad-5-22)
A photograph of Makoto Okine in the US Military uniform. The photograph is addressing his parents, Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine and signed from Makoto Okine. It is taken by American Red Cross Photography Shop in Livorno, Italy, where Makoto is stationed as a US Army soldier. The note on the backside records the arrival of the ...
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 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 Mr. and Mrs. Okine, March 21, 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-138)
doc Letters from Makoto Okine to Mr. and Mrs. Okine, March 21, 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-138)
Contains two letters and one envelope mailed by Makoto Okine from Italy where he is stationed as an U.S. Army soldier. He writes to his parents, Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine in Hawthorne, California, separately and encloses two letters in one envelope. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_01_60_001-003
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
Gravesite for Hissie Iwai at the Florence American Cemetery (ddr-densho-201-785)
img Gravesite for Hissie Iwai at the Florence American Cemetery (ddr-densho-201-785)
Caption in album: "Hissie Iwai / Auburn, Wash. / Castelfioro [sic] Italy / Aug. 19, 1946."
Soldier (ddr-densho-201-500)
img Soldier (ddr-densho-201-500)
Caption in album: "Carl Fujimoto / Seattle."
Soldier (ddr-densho-201-533)
img Soldier (ddr-densho-201-533)
Caption in album: "Henry Matsui / Tacoma."
Japanese American and white soldiers on a bridge (ddr-densho-201-41)
img Japanese American and white soldiers on a bridge (ddr-densho-201-41)
Four white soldiers and one Japanese American soldier in uniform, standing on a bridge.
Soldiers watching dolphins (ddr-densho-201-819)
img Soldiers watching dolphins (ddr-densho-201-819)
Soldiers on a ship taking them back to the United States.
Soldiers getting autographs from actress Marilyn Hare (ddr-densho-201-156)
img Soldiers getting autographs from actress Marilyn Hare (ddr-densho-201-156)
Soldiers getting autographs from actress Marilyn Hare. Caption on reverse: "Marilon [sic] Hare."
Soldiers on a boat approaching Bay Bridge (ddr-densho-201-141)
img Soldiers on a boat approaching Bay Bridge (ddr-densho-201-141)
Soldiers on a boat approaching the Bay Bridge in San Francisco, California. Caption on Reverse: "San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, Nov. 1946 Dec." Caption on front: "Jan. 1947."
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