522nd Field Artillery Battalion

The 522nd Field Artillery Battalion of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team was known for its outstanding firing speed and accuracy. Many of the 522nd Field Artillery Battalion men had backgrounds in science and engineering. They needed strong mathematical skills to calculate target distance, gun range, gun angle, and powder strength. In 1945, the 522nd was sent separately to Germany to pursue the hastily retreating German troops. They unknowingly stumbled into the sub-camps of the infamous Dachau death camp and helped to free survivors.

522nd Field Artillery Battalion (114)

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Certificate of honorable discharge (ddr-densho-22-92)
img Certificate of honorable discharge (ddr-densho-22-92)
Clarence Matsumura's certificate of honorable discharge from the Army.
Nisei technicians working on calculations (ddr-densho-114-98)
img Nisei technicians working on calculations (ddr-densho-114-98)
Original caption: Castrellina Sector, Italy. In the Fire Direction Center of the 522nd Field Artillery, 442nd Inf. Regt., 34th Division, Lt. George S. Meany, Greenwich, Conn., Left, works with his Japanese American crew. In the center is T/Sgt. Shuichi, Sakamoto, Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii, calculating vertical control and S/Sgt. Yuki Ahaki, Modesto Calif., at the ...
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 120, No. 6 (March 17-April 6, 1995) (ddr-pc-67-6)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 120, No. 6 (March 17-April 6, 1995) (ddr-pc-67-6)
Selected article titles: "Campuses in Turmoil" (p. 1), "Service to Honor JA Role in Dachau Liberation of WWII" (p. 4), "March 17-18 Scheduled 'Emergency' National Board Meeting--6 Go, 10 Don't" (p. 5), and "Come-On Sense: Apology to Draft Resisters Demeans JACL" (p. 9).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 120, No. 12 (June 16-July 6, 1995) (ddr-pc-67-12)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 120, No. 12 (June 16-July 6, 1995) (ddr-pc-67-12)
Selected article titles: "Affirmative Action Programs Limited by Supreme Court" (pp. 1, 12), "JACL Opposes Cuts in Number of Legal Immigrants Allowed" (pp. 1, 5, 12), "Central California Highway to Honor 100/442nd, MIS" (p. 4), "Sgt. John Matsumoto Quiet Saga of WWII Nisei Aerial Gunner" (p. 5), and "Tracing the Jewish-Nisei Connection: Inouye, Vets Reunited ...
Susumu Ito Segment 20 (ddr-densho-1000-29-20)
vh Susumu Ito Segment 20 (ddr-densho-1000-29-20)
Psychology of war and killing: military propaganda

This interview was conducted at the 1998 Americans of Japanese Ancestry Veterans National Convention, held in Honolulu, Hawaii. Because of the full conference schedule, interviews conducted at the reunion were generally shorter in length than the typical Densho interview and tend to concentrate on the individual's military service ...

Susumu Ito Segment 15 (ddr-densho-1000-29-15)
vh Susumu Ito Segment 15 (ddr-densho-1000-29-15)
Relations between Hawaiian and mainland GIs, developing camaraderie and respect

This interview was conducted at the 1998 Americans of Japanese Ancestry Veterans National Convention, held in Honolulu, Hawaii. Because of the full conference schedule, interviews conducted at the reunion were generally shorter in length than the typical Densho interview and tend to concentrate on the individual ...

Volunteers for the Military Intelligence Service (ddr-densho-22-77)
img Volunteers for the Military Intelligence Service (ddr-densho-22-77)
Caption in album: "Volunteers please / Just prior to V-J day came a survey of Volunteers was made for the Camp Savage (later Fort Snelling) language school for men to ship to go to school and on to Japan to fight. Here the two above photos show as the volunteers were made ready to leave for the ...
Survivors of the Dachau death march (ddr-densho-22-138)
img Survivors of the Dachau death march (ddr-densho-22-138)
The 522nd Field Artillery Battalion liberated Dachau death march prisoners near the town of Waakirchen.
Survivors of the Dachau death march (ddr-densho-22-136)
img Survivors of the Dachau death march (ddr-densho-22-136)
The 522nd Field Artillery Battalion liberated Dachau death march prisoners near the town of Waakirchen. George Oiye on the left.
Survivors of the Dachau death march (ddr-densho-22-139)
img Survivors of the Dachau death march (ddr-densho-22-139)
The 522nd Field Artillery Battalion liberated Dachau death march prisoners near the town of Waakirchen.
Mitsugi Kudo (ddr-densho-22-161)
img Mitsugi Kudo (ddr-densho-22-161)
Caption on reverse: "Mitsugi Kudo / Mar. '43."
Registration certificate (ddr-densho-22-86)
doc Registration certificate (ddr-densho-22-86)
Clarence Matsumura's Selective Service registrion certificate
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