Taki Family Collection

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This collection consist of photographs and documents from a Nisei man from Tacoma, Washington. During World War II, he served in France and Italy with the 100th Battalion and later with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team when the 100th became the 442nd's 1st Battalion.

1919-1961

1944-1945

129 photographic prints, black and white; 11 documents

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Courtesy of the Taki Family Collection

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140 Objects

The Anzio Express (ddr-densho-164-1)
img The Anzio Express (ddr-densho-164-1)
Nisei soldier's caption: The Anzio Express. The big German Railway gun, left behind by the enemy as we overrun Rome from Anzio. This guy was used to shell our positions at the beach. Picture taken in June 1944 in Civitavecchia, north of Rome.
The Anzio Express (ddr-densho-164-2)
img The Anzio Express (ddr-densho-164-2)
Nisei soldier's caption: The Anzio Express. The big German Railway gun, left behind by the enemy as we overrun Rome from Anzio. This guy was used to shell our positions at the beach. Picture taken in June 1944 in Civitavecchia, north of Rome.
G.I. vehicles in Rome (ddr-densho-164-3)
img G.I. vehicles in Rome (ddr-densho-164-3)
Nisei soldier's caption: Note the GI vehicles. The magic city of Rome. Received my first pass to visit this city, one of the world famous. We were resting then from our strenuous drive from Anzio. The 442nd joined us here.
Nisei soldiers visiting Rome (ddr-densho-164-4)
img Nisei soldiers visiting Rome (ddr-densho-164-4)
Nisei soldier's caption: Sightseein'. The magic city of Rome. Received my first pass to visit this city, one of the world famous. We were resting then from our strenuous drive from Anzio. The 442nd joined us here.
Nisei soldiers visiting Rome (ddr-densho-164-5)
img Nisei soldiers visiting Rome (ddr-densho-164-5)
Nisei soldier's caption: Entering toward St. Peter's. Vatican City.
Nisei soldiers visiting Rome (ddr-densho-164-6)
img Nisei soldiers visiting Rome (ddr-densho-164-6)
Nisei soldier's caption: The world famous St. Peter's Cathedral. Vatican City.
Nisei soldiers visiting the Colosseum,  Rome (ddr-densho-164-7)
img Nisei soldiers visiting the Colosseum, Rome (ddr-densho-164-7)
Nisei soldier's caption: The Colosseum in Rome. Way back the people watched gladiators. Now in our modern coliseum we watch football, track, and etc.
Nisei soldiers visiting the Colosseum,  Rome (ddr-densho-164-8)
img Nisei soldiers visiting the Colosseum, Rome (ddr-densho-164-8)
Nisei soldier's caption: The Colosseum in Rome, interior view. Way back the people watched gladiators. Now in our modern coliseum we watch football, track, and etc.
Nisei soldiers visiting Victor Emmanuel's Tomb, Rome (ddr-densho-164-9)
img Nisei soldiers visiting Victor Emmanuel's Tomb, Rome (ddr-densho-164-9)
Nisei soldier's caption: Victor Emmanuel's Tomb, Rome. A beautiful sight, from glistening white marble, a sight to behold.
Nisei soldiers visiting Victor Emmanuel's Tomb, Rome (ddr-densho-164-10)
img Nisei soldiers visiting Victor Emmanuel's Tomb, Rome (ddr-densho-164-10)
Nisei soldier's caption: Victor Emmanuel's Tomb, Rome. A beautiful sight, from glistening white marble, a sight to behold.

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