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Burma (ddr-densho-373-52)
img Burma (ddr-densho-373-52)
Photograph of a man on a mule with other military personal in the background. Written across the photograph is "Burma 1943" in blue ink.
Joseph Stilwell and Frank Merrill in the China-Burma-India theater (ddr-njpa-1-1815)
img Joseph Stilwell and Frank Merrill in the China-Burma-India theater (ddr-njpa-1-1815)
Caption on reverse: "3/24/44. American commanders in China-Burma-India theater. Lieutenant General Joseph W. Stilwell (left), Commander in Chief of U.S. forces in China, Burma, and India, is shown with Brigadier General Frank Merrill, commander of American troops now fighting the Japanese in Northern Burma. Gen. Merrill's soldiers, popularly known as 'Merrill's Marauders,' were the first U.S. …
Joseph Stilwell and George C. Campbell at breakfast (ddr-njpa-1-1816)
img Joseph Stilwell and George C. Campbell at breakfast (ddr-njpa-1-1816)
Caption on reverse: "4/8/44. U.S. Gen. Stilwell has hurried meal on Burma front. Lieutenant General Joseph W. Stilwell (right), Commander in Chief of U.S. forces in China, Burma and India, interrupts breakfast to issue orders, somewhere on the Northern Burma front. At left is Major George C. Campbell of the U.S. Army. American and Chinese troops …
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.
Makeshift shower (ddr-densho-373-9)
img Makeshift shower (ddr-densho-373-9)
Photograph of a makeshift shower. Written along the bottom of the photograph is "Shower made from gas tank Burma" in blue ink.
Gila News-Courier Vol. IV No. 34 (April 28, 1945) (ddr-densho-141-393)
doc Gila News-Courier Vol. IV No. 34 (April 28, 1945) (ddr-densho-141-393)
Selected article titles: "Three Arson Suspects Freed by Auburn Jury" (p. 1), "Rohwer: Special Cars Help Returnees" (p. 3), "Burma: Yanks Denounce Racism at Home" (p. 5).
Nisei serviceman with wife and daughter (ddr-densho-37-751)
img Nisei serviceman with wife and daughter (ddr-densho-37-751)
Original WRA caption: T/4 Taniguchi visits his wife and daughter at the Minidoka Relocation Center before returning to his unit in the Pacific. Taniguchi volunteered for the Army in 1942 when he and his family were at Tule Lake before it became a segregation center. He served in the China-Burma-India theatre and served on load to …
Granada Pioneer Vol. II No. 98 (October 14, 1944) (ddr-densho-147-210)
doc Granada Pioneer Vol. II No. 98 (October 14, 1944) (ddr-densho-147-210)
Selected article titles: "Ask Supreme Court to Lift Coast Ban" (p. 1), "Evacuee Land Owners" (p. 1), "Nisei With Merrill's Marauders in Burma" (p. 1), "Favor Ouster of Japanese" (p. 1).
Joseph Frisino Interview Segment 25 (ddr-densho-1000-117-25)
vh Joseph Frisino Interview Segment 25 (ddr-densho-1000-117-25)
Days of service in India and the jungles of Burma

Mr. Frisino was suffering from a slight cough during the two days of this interview.

Legion of Merit presentation (ddr-densho-107-32)
img Legion of Merit presentation (ddr-densho-107-32)
General Frank D. Merrill, Commanding General of the Merrill's Marauders, congratulating S/Sgt Roy Matsumoto upon the presentation of the Legion of Merit for his exploits at Walawbum, Burma on 5 March, 1944.
The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 19 No. 14 (October 7, 1944) (ddr-pc-16-41)
doc The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 19 No. 14 (October 7, 1944) (ddr-pc-16-41)
Selected article titles: "Cite Japanese Americans on Burma Front" (p. 1), "Official Censorship Lifted on Participation of Nisei Soldiers On Burma Front Against Japan" (p. 1), "Supreme Court to Hear Endo, Korematsu Tests on Validity of Evacuation, Detention of Nisei" (p. 2), "U of Washington Will Accept Nisei Students" (p. 2), "Myer Declares Public Opinion Change …
Military Intelligence Service (ddr-densho-37-336)
img Military Intelligence Service (ddr-densho-37-336)
Original caption: "Left, Tec. Sgt. Herbert Miyasaki, Paaulid, Hawaii, right, Tec. Sgt. Akiji Yoshimura, Colusa, Calif., American-Japanese interpreter with Brig. Gen. Frank Merrill's Infantry troops in Northern Burma. 5/1/44." Town in Hawaii may actually be Paauilo.
Gila News-Courier Vol. III No. 144 (July 22, 1944) (ddr-densho-141-300)
doc Gila News-Courier Vol. III No. 144 (July 22, 1944) (ddr-densho-141-300)
Selected article titles: "Education: Orchestra, Band Offered to All" (p. 1), "Jerome Transfer: Gila Commended for Efficiency" (p. 2), "Nisei Fight in Burma" (p. 2), "Put Melon Rind in Garbage Can" (p. 3), "Tule Lake Police Force Resigns" (p. 4).
Roy Matsumoto Interview (ddr-densho-1004-9)
vh Roy Matsumoto Interview (ddr-densho-1004-9)
Nisei male. Born May 1, 1913, in Laguna, California. Lived in Japan from childhood through teenage years, before returning to the United States during high school. Incarcerated in the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Jerome concentration camp, Arkansas. Volunteered for the U.S. army in 1942, and was inducted in the Military Intelligence Service. Selected …
Nisei soldier being interviewed (ddr-densho-107-33)
img Nisei soldier being interviewed (ddr-densho-107-33)
S/Sgt. Roy Matsumoto interviewed by British playwright and author Noel Coward. Roy was recovering from an infection from a shrapnel wound on his left wrist, and was questioned about his exploits at Walawbum and Nhpum Ga in the jungles of Burma.
Photo of husband and wife (ddr-densho-107-34)
img Photo of husband and wife (ddr-densho-107-34)
This photo was taken at the 1996 Army Counter-Intelligence Corps Annual Reunion. Roy Matsumoto is wearing the Knowlton Award medal for the Military Intelligence Hall of Fame and the U.S. Army Ranger Hall of Fame medallion and the Legion of Merit for his exploits in the jungles of Burma.

Narrator Roy H. Matsumoto

Nisei male. Born May 1, 1913, in Laguna, California. Lived in Japan from childhood through teenage years, before returning to the United States during high school. Incarcerated in the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Jerome concentration camp, Arkansas. Volunteered for the U.S. army in 1942, and was inducted in the Military Intelligence Service. Selected …

Narrator Howard H. Furumoto

Nisei male. Grew up in Hilo, Hawaii. Was a veterinary student at Kansas State University when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor. Volunteered for the Military Intelligence Service, and served in Burma with the Merrill's Marauders.
Roy Matsumoto Interview (ddr-densho-1001-40)
vh Roy Matsumoto Interview (ddr-densho-1001-40)
Nisei male. Born May 1, 1913, in Laguna, California. Lived in Japan from childhood through teenage years, before returning to the United States during high school. Incarcerated in the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Jerome concentration camp, Arkansas. Volunteered for the U.S. army in 1942, and was inducted in the Military Intelligence Service. Selected …
Roy H. Matsumoto Interview (ddr-densho-1000-153)
vh Roy H. Matsumoto Interview (ddr-densho-1000-153)
Nisei male. Born May 1, 1913, in Laguna, California. Lived in Japan from childhood through teenage years, before returning to the United States during high school. Incarcerated in the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Jerome concentration camp, Arkansas. Volunteered for the U.S. army in 1942, and was inducted in the Military Intelligence Service. Selected …

Narrator Roy Takai

Nisei male. Born October 3, 1918, in Sacramento, California. During World War II, was drafted out of the Poston concentration camp, Arizona. Served with the Military Intelligence service as a translator and interpreter in India, Burma and Japan.
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