img Dwight D. Eisenhower leaving the officers' mess with Omar Bradley (ddr-njpa-1-229)
Caption on reverse: "Allied Commanders in France. General Dwight D. Eisenhower, Commander-in-Chief Allied Expeditionary Forces, leaves the officers' mess with Lieutenant General Omar N. Bradley following a visit to General Bradley's headquarters in France. General Bradley, previously Commanding General of the First U.S. Army, has been appointed Commander of the 12th U.S. Army Group which has ...
img Nisei soldiers in jeep (ddr-densho-114-88)
Original caption: FRANCE. A jeep mounted with a heavy machine gun battles the mud of a French road as it pulls a trailer. Japanese-American troops of the 2nd Bn. 442nd Combat Team, fight in France. 13 October 1944.
img William Leahy arriving in France (ddr-njpa-1-841)
Caption on reverse [translation]: "Ambassador to France Leahy Arrives. (Vichy) Domei. [illegible] new American ambassador to France Admiral William Leahy arrived in Vichy on January 17 and met with Chief of State Petain and engaged in important discussion. Photograph: (from left) General Pierre Flandin, Marshal Petain, Ambassador Leahy. [Stamped] February 5, 1941."
img Memorial Day services (ddr-densho-114-162)
Original caption: Japanese-American soldiers of the 442nd Regiment Combat Team, 2nd Battalion, salute as the American national anthem is played at the finale of the Memorial Day services held at the front, in France. Seventh Army. 11/11/44. Fay's area, France.
img Nisei soldier holding a French child (ddr-densho-164-68)
Nisei soldier's caption: Savage Tanaka. Nice, France. A city known as Miami or LA of France with a tropical climate, vegetables grown the year round. Center of perfume industry with most manufactured at Grasse some 20 miles away. Beautifult resorts by the beach.
img Two Nisei soldiers (ddr-densho-114-38)
Original caption: Pfc Robert N. Maeda, left, Waipahu, Oahu, Hawaii, munches a candy bar as he waits with Pfc Lawson I. Sakai, of Grand Junction, Colo., for transportation to a new bivouac area in France. 10/14/44. 2nd Bn., 442nd Combat Team, Chambois Sector. France.
img 442nd Regimental Combat Team soldier in action (ddr-densho-114-26)
Original caption: Japanese-American infantrymen move into action in a hilly sector of France. 10/24/44. Bruyeres.
doc The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 19 No. 16 (October 21, 1944) (ddr-pc-16-43)
Selected article titles: "Disclose Japanese Americans in France. Combat Unit Now Fighting as Part of Gen. Patch's Seventh Army on South France Front" (p. 1), "110-Pound Private Carries Wounded Buddy to Safety" (p. 1), "Japanese American Engineers Helped Keep Fifth Army Moving In Italy's Forested Mountains" (p. 2).
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 soldiers in meal line (ddr-densho-114-41)
Original caption: Charmois 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. Prc. Yoshimaeo Kawaguchi, Mountain View, Hawaii goes through the chow line. Seventh Army. 12 Oct 1944.
img William Leahy (ddr-njpa-1-842)
Caption on reverse [translation]: "New Ambassador to Vichy France Presents Credentials. (Vichy) Domei. Admiral Leahy, the new American ambassador to France, arrived in Vichy on January 30 and presented his credentials to Marshal Petain. Photograph: Marshall Petain (left) and Ambassador Leahy (right) engaged in warm conversation. [Stamped] March 3, 1941."
img French monument honoring Nisei soldiers (ddr-densho-114-579)
This monument in Biffontaine, France, was built and donated by Jean Bianchetti in remembrance of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team.
vh Fred Shiosaki Interview Segment 29 (ddr-densho-1000-190-29)
Being moved to France
This interview was conducted as part of a project to capture stories of the Japanese American community of Spokane, Washington. Densho worked in collaboration with the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture.
doc Gila News-Courier Vol. III No. 189 (November 15, 1944) (ddr-densho-141-346)
Selected article titles: "All-Center Co-op Meet to be Held in Gila" (p. 1), "Ten More Men Wounded in Action in France" (p. 1), "Principles for Use of Auditorium Made" (p. 3), "Chicago: Non-Resident Must Pay High School Tuition" (p. 4), "France: Nisei Soldiers of 442nd Rescue 'Lost Battalion'" (p. 5).
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 couple in front of tour bus (ddr-densho-105-16)
Minoru "Min" Tsubota and wife Cherrie at the 442nd Regimental Combat Team's 50th Anniversary of the Liberation of the Battle of Biffontaine, France.