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Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee Collection ddr-densho-114
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
img Fourth National Nisei Veterans Reunion (ddr-densho-114-12)
The three men pictured are (L to R): Senator Henry Jackson, Nisei Veterans Reunion Chairman Shiro Kashino, Congressman Spark Matsunaga. Congressman Matsunaga was the keynote speaker at the reunion event held at Seattle's Olympic Hotel.
img Nisei Veterans Reunion Committee (ddr-densho-114-13)
Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee 1964 Reunion Committee. The photograph was taken at the Nisei Veterans Committee Hall in Seattle, Washington.
img Nisei soldier sorts German equipment (ddr-densho-114-14)
Original caption: Breacia Area, Italy. S/Sgt. George Y. Fujino, Los Angeles, Calif., of Company "C", 100th Battalion, of the 442nd Infantry Regiment, looks over German clothing and equipment at the Fifth Army enemy concentration area. 18 May 1945. [The correct spelling of the location is Brescia.]
img Nisei soldiers leaving battle (ddr-densho-114-15)
Original caption: Company B, 100th Bn. 34th Division, Hawaiian American troops of Japanese ancestry leave the line for regimental reserve after 16 days in the Battle for Leghorn. U.S. Fifth Army. 15 July 1944.
img Activation ceremony (ddr-densho-114-16)
Original caption: Kahului, Maui. T. H. Major Lloyd C. Kaapana, CO, 3rd DN., 442 Inf. Regt., delivers an address during the ceremony activating company F, 442nd Inf. Regt. in the Organized Reserve Corps. 11 October 1945.
img Nisei soldier discussing enemy position (ddr-densho-114-17)
Original caption: St. Die Area, France. Lt. Joseph W. Hill of Pine Bluff, Ark., commanding unit of the Japanese-American Team now in action against the Germans, discussing enemy positions with a member of his unit. Company"F", 2nd Battalion, 442nd Regiment (Combat Team). 13 Nov 1944.
img Nisei soldier (ddr-densho-114-18)
Original caption: North Africa Theater. S/Sgt. Wallace Maeda, supply sergeant of Company F, 2nd Battalion, 133rd Infantry Regiment. Sergeant Maeda, a Japanese in the U.S. Army, served two years in the U.S. Army before Pearl Harbor. 1943.
img Nisei soldier in bivouac (ddr-densho-114-19)
Original caption: Chambois Area, France. Americans of Japanese descent of the 442nd Combat Team, 100th Infantry Battalion in bivouac prepare to go into the front lines for their first contact with the Germans in France. Pfc. Paul W. Hasegawa, Honokaa, Hawaii eats chow. Seventh Army. 12 October 1944.
img Nisei soldier doing laundry (ddr-densho-114-20)
Original caption: Charmois Area, France. Americans of Japanese descent of the 442nd Combat Team, 100th Inf. Bn., in bivouac prepare to go into the front lines for their first contact with the Germans in France. Here Pfc. Billy S. Takaezu, 1254 Hall St., Honolulu, hangs out his laundry to dry. U.S. Seventh Army. 12 October 1944.
img Nisei mortar crew (ddr-densho-114-21)
Original caption: A Japanese-American mortar crew at their position, somewhere in France. One of the crew drops an 81 mm shell into the barrel of the mortar. Combat team, 2nd Bn., H Co. 11/17/44. 442nd Regt. St. Die area.
img Award ceremony (ddr-densho-114-22)
Original caption: Units of the 2nd and 3rd Bns., 442nd Japanese-American Combat Team pass in review before Lt. Gen. Lucian K. Truscott, Jr., CO, U.S. Fifth Army, after he has awarded them with the Presidential Distinguished Unit Citation at Yankee Stadium, Leghorn, Italy. 9/4/45.
img Nisei soldiers sorting confiscated goods (ddr-densho-114-23)
Original caption: Breacia Area, Italy. Confiscated material goes into a trailer which is run down a line of material at the Fifth Army Concentration Area. L to R: Pvt. George Nasuschige, Company C, 100th Battalion, 442nd Infantry Regiment, of Poston Arizona and Pfc. Masao Irana of Company "D", 100th Battalion, 442nd Infantry Regiment of Honolulu, Hawaii. ...
img Nisei soldiers practicing combat maneuvers (ddr-densho-114-24)
Original caption: Italy. Crouched low to avoid detection by the enemy, the Japanese-American reconnaissance party of the 100th Battalion, 113rd Infantry, advance on snipers shack in mock maneuvers preparatory to actual combat against the Germans. 12 Oct 1943.
img Members of the French Resistance with Nisei soldiers (ddr-densho-114-25)
Original caption: Two members of the Free French of the Interior, act as guides for man of the Japanese-American Combat Team in France, 2nd Lt. Arthur McColl of Chicago, Ill., (not in this picture,) stands in front of a jeep driven by Pfc. William I. Soma, of Kealia, Hawaii. 10/14/44. 2nd Bn., 442nd Combat Team, Chambois ...