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Nisei soldier doing laundry (ddr-densho-114-20)
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.
Nisei couple in front of tour bus (ddr-densho-105-16)
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.
Photo of men standing with trophy (ddr-densho-399-22)
img Photo of men standing with trophy (ddr-densho-399-22)
Caption on back: "Volleyball", Volleyball Champs (2nd from the left) Yuichi 'Lou' Sumi / Colonel (1951-1952) / 514th Ordinance Medium Automotive Maintenance Company France
Letter from Alvin Uchiyama to Kathleen Koga Uchiyama (ddr-densho-406-94)
doc Letter from Alvin Uchiyama to Kathleen Koga Uchiyama (ddr-densho-406-94)
He may not be able to write as often, but can't tell details, glad to hear some of the soldiers are returning from France
Japanese American family at home (ddr-densho-259-102)
img Japanese American family at home (ddr-densho-259-102)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "The Portland Maeda family, showing Mrs. Yoshiko Maeda, France, Milton & Roy in their home, when the children were very young."
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.
Armistice Day ceremony (ddr-densho-114-76)
img Armistice Day ceremony (ddr-densho-114-76)
Original caption: A rifle squad of the 442nd Regiment Combat Team fires a salute in memory of their departed comrades, during Armistice Day ceremonies at the front, in France. Standing in the right foreground are (left to right) Lt. Col. James M. Hanley, Regiment Commanding Officer, and Lt. Col. Virgil R. Miller, CO, 2nd Battalion. Seventh …
Nisei soldiers writing letters (ddr-densho-114-37)
img Nisei soldiers writing letters (ddr-densho-114-37)
Original caption: Charmois Area, France. Americans of Japanese descent of the 442nd Combat Team, 100th Infantry Battalion, in bivouac prepare to go late front lines for their first contact with the Germans in France. Tec 5 Teroo Goma, Honokaa, Hawaii; Pvt. Nolan Miyazake, Wailua, Oahu, Hawaii; and Pvt. Kunio Ogawa, Kahului, Maue, Hawaii, write letters and …
Members of the French Resistance with Nisei soldiers (ddr-densho-114-25)
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 …
George S. Patton (ddr-njpa-1-1156)
img George S. Patton (ddr-njpa-1-1156)
Caption on the reverse: "Lieutenant General George S. Patton. Lieutenant General George S. Patton, Commander of the Third U.S. Army, watches operations somewhere in France."
Granada Pioneer Vol. III No. 4 (November 15, 1944) (ddr-densho-147-217)
doc Granada Pioneer Vol. III No. 4 (November 15, 1944) (ddr-densho-147-217)
Selected article titles: "Rescue Lost Battalion. More War Casualties Listed. Wounded in Action with 442nd in France" (p. 1), "Editorial: Our Heroic Nisei" (p. 2).

Narrator Chester Tanaka

Nisei male. Born in St. Louis, Missouri. During World War II, served with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team in Italy and France.
Nisei soldiers (ddr-densho-34-33)
img Nisei soldiers (ddr-densho-34-33)
Left to right: Mo Nakata (backseat), unidentified, and Staff Sergeant Takeshi Nakamura.
Nisei soldiers (ddr-densho-37-337)
img Nisei soldiers (ddr-densho-37-337)
Original caption: A Japanese-American Combat Team moves through town. 11/23/44.
Nisei couple in a cemetery (ddr-densho-105-17)
img Nisei couple in a cemetery (ddr-densho-105-17)
Minoru "Min" Tsubota and wife at the 442nd Regimental Combat Team's 50th Anniversary of the Liberation of the Battle of Biffontaine, France. This ceremony was held at the Quequement Cemetery.
522nd Field Artillery Battalion soldier (ddr-densho-114-28)
img 522nd Field Artillery Battalion soldier (ddr-densho-114-28)
Original caption: A Japanese soldier of the 7th Army, Battery A, 522nd FA, 442nd Combat Team in France, fits base plate to a 105 mm. shell after propaganda pamphlets have been inserted. A small charge of powder in the projectile blows off base plate over enemy territory, allowing leaflets to drift to ground troops below.
522nd Field Artillery Battalion soldier (ddr-densho-114-43)
img 522nd Field Artillery Battalion soldier (ddr-densho-114-43)
Original caption: A Japanese-American soldier of the 5th Army, France, prepares to place propaganda leaflets in head of shell, which, when exploded over enemy territory, scatters them among ground troops below. 11/9/44. Battery A, 522nd FA 442nd Combat Team.
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.
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