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.

442nd Regimental Combat Team (1324)

Related articles from the Densho Encyclopedia :
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

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[442nd Regimental Combat Team reunions and Ikemoto family] (ddr-csujad-1-179)
img [442nd Regimental Combat Team reunions and Ikemoto family] (ddr-csujad-1-179)
Six images of 442nd Regimental Combat Team reunions held in different locations along with, potentially, Henry Y. Ikemoto and his family members. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_08_105
[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
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
Letter from Drusilla Tanaka to Col. Kim with article (ddr-csujad-1-65)
doc Letter from Drusilla Tanaka to Col. Kim with article (ddr-csujad-1-65)
A photocopy of a letter from Drusilla Tanaka, one of the Board's Research Team members, to Col. Kim. In the letter, Drusilla Tanaka described her team's research on Americans of Japanese Ancestry who were killed in action during World War II. The other members' names of the Board's Research Team, Karleen Chinen and ...
Translation of the interview transcripts (ddr-csujad-1-193)
doc Translation of the interview transcripts (ddr-csujad-1-193)
English translation of the transcripts of the interview between Masakiyo Watanabe, TV Fan, and World War II Nisei veterans, including Douglas Tanaka, Albert Takahashi, Don Seki, and Tetsuo Asato. This is a documentary on the exploits of the 100th Battalion and the 442nd Regimental Combat Team during World War II. The interview was conducted to publish ...
[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
Go for broke: bulletin, Vol. XLVI, no. 3, July-September 1995 (ddr-csujad-1-184)
doc Go for broke: bulletin, Vol. XLVI, no. 3, July-September 1995 (ddr-csujad-1-184)
A bulletin published by 442nd Veterans Club: Go for broke, vol. XLVI, no. 3 (July-September 1995). The issue's title: Camp Shelby Revisited June 16-18, 1995. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_10_003
[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 Mr. S. Okine, July 22, 1945 (ddr-csujad-5-86)
doc Letter from Makoto Okine to Mr. S. Okine, July 22, 1945 (ddr-csujad-5-86)
A letter from Makoto Okine to his father, Seiichi Okine, in the Rohwer incarceration camp. Makoto writes from "Leghorn" [=Livorno] Italy where he is deployed as a US Army soldier. The letter is mailed via Army/Air Post Office, New York, by U.S. Army Postal Service. In the letter, he describes his duty, guarding prisoners ...
Gene Hamaguchi interview (ddr-csujad-6-3)
doc Gene Hamaguchi interview (ddr-csujad-6-3)
Oral history interview with Gene Hamaguchi See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: SCRC_HAMAGUCHI_GENE
Mamoru Masuda interview (ddr-csujad-6-21)
doc Mamoru Masuda interview (ddr-csujad-6-21)
Oral history interview with Mamoru Masuda. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: SCRC_MASUDA_MAMORU
Saburo Masada interview (ddr-csujad-6-20)
doc Saburo Masada interview (ddr-csujad-6-20)
Oral history interview with Saburo Masada. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: SCRC_MASADA_SABURO
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
Momoyo Mizuki (ddr-csujad-8-91)
doc Momoyo Mizuki (ddr-csujad-8-91)
Oral history interview with Momoyo Mizuki. 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 Mizuki, Momoyo
An Oral History with Mitsuo Nitta (ddr-csujad-29-4)
doc An Oral History with Mitsuo Nitta (ddr-csujad-29-4)
Oral history with Nisei farmer/businessman from pioneering Orange County, California family gives prewar biographical information with emphasis on Japanese Americans in Orange County. Discusses World War II forced removal, experiences in the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, and the role of the Japanese American Citizens League before and after World War II. This oral history was ...
An Oral History with Margaret Masuoka (ddr-csujad-29-25)
av An Oral History with Margaret Masuoka (ddr-csujad-29-25)
An interview with Margaret Masuoka, a volunteer at the Japanese American National Museum (JANM), conducted for the Japanese American Project at California State Fullerton's Center for Oral and Public History. Specifically, this interview provides insight to Masuoka's personal history dealing with the prejudice that she and her family faced due their Japanese ancestry; her ...
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