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.

World War II (53)
Military service (564)
442nd Regimental Combat Team (1302)

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1302 items
[Men in military uniform gathering] (ddr-csujad-1-17)
img [Men in military uniform gathering] (ddr-csujad-1-17)
Five Japanese American men in military uniform, gathering and talking outside, are pictured. On back of photograph, names are written: "Mike, ____, Tay__, Shi____, Hideo." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_01_02_011
Mini-Reunion of AT Chapter with the 100th B Chapter (ddr-csujad-1-181)
doc Mini-Reunion of AT Chapter with the 100th B Chapter (ddr-csujad-1-181)
A note of the Mini-reunion. "Mini-Reunion of AT Chapter with the 100th B Chapter, 4-Queens Hotel, Las Vegas, 10/9/95 thru 10/13/95. Photo's by Hiroshi Kaku, New York." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_08_107
[Man in military uniform standing on railroad tracks] (ddr-csujad-1-27)
img [Man in military uniform standing on railroad tracks] (ddr-csujad-1-27)
A Japanese American man in military uniform poses standing on railroad tracks. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_01_02_021
[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
[Man in military uniform on railroad tracks] (ddr-csujad-1-23)
img [Man in military uniform on railroad tracks] (ddr-csujad-1-23)
Japanese American man in military uniform poses standing on railroad tracks. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_01_02_017
[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
Company history, Antitank Company 442nd Infantry Regimental Combat Team (ddr-csujad-1-52)
doc Company history, Antitank Company 442nd Infantry Regimental Combat Team (ddr-csujad-1-52)
A booklet of the history of Anti-Tank Company 442nd Infantry Company. The original history was compiled by Capt. Charles Schettler, Akira Sunshine Fukunaga, and Jimmy Sakimoto on July 1945, and this version was written by Jimmy Sakimoto. "Not for sale." The publication date, or location is unknown. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese ...
[Men in military uniform and women from American Red Cross] (ddr-csujad-1-10)
img [Men in military uniform and women from American Red Cross] (ddr-csujad-1-10)
Two men and two women are photographed. One of the men poses holding a cup. The other man stands back and two women from what might be the American Red Cross provide food supplies. A military vehicle with a white star and circle Allied Forces symbol is parked in front of a building. See this object ...
[Men in military uniform] (ddr-csujad-1-31)
img [Men in military uniform] (ddr-csujad-1-31)
Two men in military uniform pose together outside a building. One is a Japanese American man wearing a helmet and the other is wearing a military cap. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_01_02_025
[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
Battle of Bruyeres, 6 Oct to 26 Oct. 1944, September 1944 (ddr-csujad-1-200)
doc Battle of Bruyeres, 6 Oct to 26 Oct. 1944, September 1944 (ddr-csujad-1-200)
A report of O'Conner's task force. It describes the military operation during the battle of Bruyeres in France chronologically from September 1 to October 26, 1944. Includes names, rank, unit and hometown of the Americans of Japanese ancestry who were killed in action. This report was received from Jim Murata, Military Intelligence Service on March 27, ...
Letter from Shirley Cobb, [volunteer], American Red Cross, to Kune Hisatomi, Pfc., U.S. Army, [July 27, 1945?] (ddr-csujad-1-1)
doc Letter from Shirley Cobb, [volunteer], American Red Cross, to Kune Hisatomi, Pfc., U.S. Army, [July 27, 1945?] (ddr-csujad-1-1)
V-mail from Shirley Cobb, American Red Cross volunteer, to Kune Hisatomi, Pfc., U.S. Army. Shirley Cobb described her work: She worked at an airport in Florence, Italy. She learned that Kune also stayed in Italy and tried to locate him. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_01_01_001
Japanese-American vets reunite at training camp (ddr-csujad-1-45)
doc Japanese-American vets reunite at training camp (ddr-csujad-1-45)
Newspaper clipping describes the reunion of veterans of the Army's 442nd Regimental Combat Team held at Camp Shelby in south Mississippi. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_01_03_002
[Men in military uniform with military vehicle] (ddr-csujad-1-39)
img [Men in military uniform with military vehicle] (ddr-csujad-1-39)
Two Japanese American men in military uniform are pictured. One is facing camera, holding a book and leaning toward a military vehicle. The other is facing back, sitting on the vehicle. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_01_02_033
[Men in military uniform with military vehicle] (ddr-csujad-1-41)
img [Men in military uniform with military vehicle] (ddr-csujad-1-41)
Three Japanese American men in military uniform, standing and talking near a building, are pictured. A military vehicle is included. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_01_02_035
[Man in military uniform washing hair] (ddr-csujad-1-7)
img [Man in military uniform washing hair] (ddr-csujad-1-7)
A Japanese-American man in military uniform poses next to a military truck while washing hair. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_01_02_001
Golden Anniversary Reunion, 442 RCT (ddr-csujad-1-194)
doc Golden Anniversary Reunion, 442 RCT (ddr-csujad-1-194)
A sticker of Golden Anniversary Reunion, 442 RCT, March 23, 1993. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_03_06_001
Anti-Tank Company, 442nd RCT (ddr-csujad-1-61)
doc Anti-Tank Company, 442nd RCT (ddr-csujad-1-61)
An article about Anti-Tank Company. This article is a shorter version or draft of the article, csudh_ike_0054. There is a note attached to the document, asking for feedback on it. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_06_004
[Man in military uniform standing outside] (ddr-csujad-1-32)
img [Man in military uniform standing outside] (ddr-csujad-1-32)
A Japanese American man in military uniform poses standing outside. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_01_02_026
Anti-Tank Co. and the Southern France Campaign, [clippings] (ddr-csujad-1-58)
doc Anti-Tank Co. and the Southern France Campaign, [clippings] (ddr-csujad-1-58)
Articles on the 442nd Infantry Regiment Anti-Tank Company. The clippings are taken from unknown sources. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_06_001
Letter from Shirley Cobb, [volunteer], American Red Cross, to Kune Hisatomi, Pfc., U.S. Army, [October 27, 1945?] (ddr-csujad-1-3)
doc Letter from Shirley Cobb, [volunteer], American Red Cross, to Kune Hisatomi, Pfc., U.S. Army, [October 27, 1945?] (ddr-csujad-1-3)
Correspondence from Shirley Cobb, American Red Cross volunteer, to Kune Hisatomi, Pfc., U.S. Army. Shirley Cobb informed Kune of her work locations: She was in Bagnoli, Italy, then moved to Naples, Italy and was working at a club in an airport. She also discussed about returning home. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese ...
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
[Men in military uniform on military vehicle] (ddr-csujad-1-20)
img [Men in military uniform on military vehicle] (ddr-csujad-1-20)
Three Japanese American men in military uniform pose together, sitting on a military vehicle with a white star symbol. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_01_02_014
Go for Broke, 1943-1993 (ddr-csujad-1-207)
doc Go for Broke, 1943-1993 (ddr-csujad-1-207)
A booklet published to "commemorate the observance of the 50th Golden Anniversary of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team (RCT), and attempts to highlight the Go for Broke tradition of the men of the 442nd." Articles record accounts of Nisei veterans from various military companies. The articles cover the time from the formation of the 442nd Regimental ...
Henry Ikemoto, 100th/442nd Veterans Association [business card] (ddr-csujad-1-180)
doc Henry Ikemoto, 100th/442nd Veterans Association [business card] (ddr-csujad-1-180)
A business card of Henry Ikemoto, 100th/442nd Veterans Association. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_08_106
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