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 (1518)

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1518 items
[Man on military vehicle] (ddr-csujad-1-40)
img [Man on military vehicle] (ddr-csujad-1-40)
A Japanese American man poses, sitting on a military vehicle. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_01_02_034
[Man in military uniform and helmet] (ddr-csujad-1-11)
img [Man in military uniform and helmet] (ddr-csujad-1-11)
A Japanese American man in military uniform and helmet poses next to a military vehicle. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_01_02_005
Letter from Shirley Cobb, [volunteer], American Red Cross, to Kune Hisatomi, Pfc., U.S. Army, [August 30, 1945?] (ddr-csujad-1-4)
doc Letter from Shirley Cobb, [volunteer], American Red Cross, to Kune Hisatomi, Pfc., U.S. Army, [August 30, 1945?] (ddr-csujad-1-4)
Correspondence from Shirley Cobb, American Red Cross volunteer, to Kune Hisatomi, Pfc., U.S. Army. Talked about a plan to return. She asked Kune when he is planning to return home or if he would stay until March. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_01_01_004
Letter from Shirley Cobb, [volunteer], American Red Cross, to Kune Hisatomi, Pfc., U.S. Army, [November 10, 1945?] (ddr-csujad-1-2)
doc Letter from Shirley Cobb, [volunteer], American Red Cross, to Kune Hisatomi, Pfc., U.S. Army, [November 10, 1945?] (ddr-csujad-1-2)
V-mail from Shirley Cobb, American Red Cross volunteer, to Kune Hisatomi, Pfc., U.S. Army. Shirley Cobb informed Kune of her current location: She was in Capodichino, but heading to Bagnoli, Italy. She also gave Kune her home address in Menlo Park, California and business address in Palo Alto, California. See this object in the California State ...
[Men play card] (ddr-csujad-1-15)
img [Men play card] (ddr-csujad-1-15)
Six Japanese American men play card on the floor in a building. On front of photograph, one of them is named "Hideo." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_01_02_009
Americans of of Japanese Ancestry WWII Memorial Alliance (ddr-csujad-1-201)
doc Americans of of Japanese Ancestry WWII Memorial Alliance (ddr-csujad-1-201)
A list of the Americans of Japanese ancestry who served in the 100th Infantry Battalion, 442nd Regimental Combat Team, and Military Intelligence Service. The information was collected by Jim Yamashita and volunteers with the support from Americans of Japanese Ancestry WWII Memorial Alliance for "Echoes of silence," an educational project dedicated to honoring the Nisei soldiers ...
[Man sitting on railroad tracks] (ddr-csujad-1-16)
img [Man sitting on railroad tracks] (ddr-csujad-1-16)
A Japanese American man sits on railroad tracks and poses in smile. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_01_02_010
[Man in military uniform sitting on railroad tracks] (ddr-csujad-1-8)
img [Man in military uniform sitting on railroad tracks] (ddr-csujad-1-8)
A Japanese American man in military uniform poses sitting on railroad tracks. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_01_02_002
[Men in military uniform splitting firewood] (ddr-csujad-1-43)
img [Men in military uniform splitting firewood] (ddr-csujad-1-43)
A group of Japanese American men in military uniform is pictured. One of them splits firewood. The inscription on back of photograph reads, "your Christmas ____ ____." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_01_02_037
[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 ...
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 ...
[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
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
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
[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
Camp Shelby Mississippi WWII Commemorative Open House Reunion and Homecoming (ddr-csujad-1-46)
doc Camp Shelby Mississippi WWII Commemorative Open House Reunion and Homecoming (ddr-csujad-1-46)
A pocket paper folder for the event, Camp Shelby Mississippi WWII Commemorative Open House Reunion and Homecoming held in Camp Shelby, Mississippi, June 16-18, 1995. Includes programs of the event and a brochure of "The Armed Forces Museum." It also contains newspaper clippings with a letter and envelop and a magazine article on the event. See ...
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 ...
Letters from Makoto Okine to Mr. and Mrs. S. Okine, July 9, 1945 (ddr-csujad-5-84)
doc Letters from Makoto Okine to Mr. and Mrs. S. Okine, July 9, 1945 (ddr-csujad-5-84)
Contains an envelope and two letters sent from Makoto Okine to his parents, Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine. Makoto writes from Lecco, Italy, where he is deployed as a U.S. Army soldier to his parents who are incarcerated in the Rohwer incarceration camp, Arkansas. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ...
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
Letters from Seiichi Okine to Naraji Okine, Masao Okine, and Jokichi Yamanaka, September 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-159)
doc Letters from Seiichi Okine to Naraji Okine, Masao Okine, and Jokichi Yamanaka, September 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-159)
Contains one envelope and three letters written by Seiichi Okine addressing his son, Masao Okine, his brother Naoji Okine, and his brother-in-law, Jokichi Yamanaka, in Japan. Those three letters are enclosed in an envelope and mailed to Masao Okine who is stationed in Japan via San Francisco by the U.S. Postal Service, but the letter is ...
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 Masao Okine to Mr. and Mrs. S. Okine, March 30, 1946, [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-189)
doc Letter from Masao Okine to Mr. and Mrs. S. Okine, March 30, 1946, [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-189)
A letter from Masao Okine to his parents, Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine. He writes from Japan where he is stationed as a Nisei soldier. In the letter, he writes about his duties in Japan, driving a truck. He also writes about the illness of his brother, Makoto, who is also stationed in Italy as a Nisei ...
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
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
Ruth Okuye Ihara interview (ddr-csujad-6-8)
doc Ruth Okuye Ihara interview (ddr-csujad-6-8)
Oral history interview with Ruth Okuye Ihara. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: SCRC_IHARA_RUTH
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