Nisei sniper


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Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee Collection

Original caption: Castrellina Area, Italy. Pfc. Genkichi Akamine, Honolulu, T. H., a sniper with the 100th Inf. Bn., 34th Div., is a typical American of Japanese descent. A native of Hawaii, he has three years service in the U.S. Army, and has fought through the entire Italian Campaign, just ending 16 days of hill fighting in the Battle for Leghorn. He wears a helmet with a flap at the back to keep rain and dampness out at night in the foxhole. U.S. Fifth Army. 15 July 1944. [The correct spelling of the location is Castellina.]

July 15, 1944

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Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee and the U.S. Army

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