Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee Collection

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The Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee collection includes photographs of Japanese American soldiers and linguists during World War II and the postwar occupation of Japan. These WWII photographs are from the U.S. Army and contain original captions. The collection also consists of postwar memorial services and activities of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee (NVC). The Seattle NVC is a nonprofit veterans organization and was founded in 1946 by Japanese American veterans returning to Seattle after the war.

c.1940s-1960s

c.1940s

257 photographic prints, black and white

Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee

Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee

Copyright restricted
Copyright restricted

257 Objects

442nd Regimental Combat Team soldiers in France (ddr-densho-114-1)
img 442nd Regimental Combat Team soldiers in France (ddr-densho-114-1)
Original caption: Japanese-American troops climb into a truck as they prepare to move their bivouac area. 2nd Battalion, 442nd Combat Team, Chambois Sector. France. 10/14/44.
442nd Regimental Combat Team members running for cover in Italy (ddr-densho-114-2)
img 442nd Regimental Combat Team members running for cover in Italy (ddr-densho-114-2)
Original caption: Italy. Americans of Japanese descent, Infantrymen of the 442nd Regiment, run for cover as a German artillery shell is about to land outside the building. Fifth Army 4 April 1945.
100th Infantry Battalion soldiers moving by truck (ddr-densho-114-3)
img 100th Infantry Battalion soldiers moving by truck (ddr-densho-114-3)
Original caption: Livorno Area, Italy. Moving into the center of Livorno are troops of the 100th Japanese-American Infantry, 34th Inf. Div., in a 6 x 6 truck. 5A. 19 July 1944.
442nd Regimental Combat Team squad leader (ddr-densho-114-4)
img 442nd Regimental Combat Team squad leader (ddr-densho-114-4)
Original caption: St. Die Area, France. A squad leader looks for German movements in the valley 200 yards away. Snow, rain and mud make life miserable for these Japanese-American front line troops. Company "F", 2nd Battalion, 442nd Regiment (Combat Team). 13 Nov 1944.
Nisei interpreters with
img Nisei interpreters with "Merrill's Marauders" (ddr-densho-114-5)
Original caption: Burma. Left, Tec Sgt. Herbert Miyasaki, Paauild, Hawaii, right, Tec Sgt. Akiji Yoshimira, Colusa, Cal., American-Japanese interpreter with Brig. Gen. Frank Merrill's Infantry troops in Northern Burma. 1 May 1944.
100th Infantry Battalion troop inspection (ddr-densho-114-6)
img 100th Infantry Battalion troop inspection (ddr-densho-114-6)
Original caption: With the wreckage of Bighorn in the background, Lieut. Gen. Mark W. Clark, C. G., Fifth Army, and Sec. of the Navy James V. Forrestal inspect troops from the 100th Infantry Battalion composed of Americans of Japanese descent. The troops were present as a guard of honor for the Secretary. Italy, 9 August 1944.
Memorial service for a Nisei soldier (ddr-densho-114-7)
img Memorial service for a Nisei soldier (ddr-densho-114-7)
This memorial service was held for a Nisei soldier who was killed in action on July 5, 1944, in the Rome-Arno Campaign. He was an alumnus of Garfield High School in Seattle, Washington.
Memorial service (ddr-densho-114-8)
img Memorial service (ddr-densho-114-8)
This memorial service was held at the Evergreen-Washelli Cemetery in Seattle, Washington.
National basketball tournament (ddr-densho-114-9)
img National basketball tournament (ddr-densho-114-9)
In the late 1940s, Seattle hosted the National Oriental Basketball Tournament with teams competing from Washington, Oregon, California, Hawaii, Illinois and Vancouver, BC. Games like this one were played at the Seattle University Gymnasium.

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