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French monument honoring Nisei soldiers (ddr-densho-114-579)
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.
442nd Regimental Combat Team soldier in action (ddr-densho-114-26)
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.
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).
Soldier portrait (ddr-densho-323-2)
img Soldier portrait (ddr-densho-323-2)
Portrait of Fred Shiosaki in uniform; a brief note for home is written on the back around Christmastime. Mr. Shiosaki was fighting in France at the time.
Gila News-Courier Vol. III No. 187 (November 8, 1944) (ddr-densho-141-343)
doc Gila News-Courier Vol. III No. 187 (November 8, 1944) (ddr-densho-141-343)
Selected article titles: "Special Activities Planned for Armistice" (p. 1), "Four Die, Ten Wounded in France Fighting" (p. 1), "Hendrix: Don't Burn Rubbish Says Ground Sup't." (p. 2).
Memorial Day services (ddr-densho-114-162)
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.
Two Nisei soldiers (ddr-densho-114-38)
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.
Gila News-Courier Vol. III No. 189 (November 15, 1944) (ddr-densho-141-346)
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).
Nisei soldier holding a French child (ddr-densho-164-68)
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.
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 ...
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."
A soldier on the Eiffel Tower (ddr-densho-300-26)
img A soldier on the Eiffel Tower (ddr-densho-300-26)
Caption in album: "To Clara and Bill. Your brother, 'Joey.' Taken October 1945. Second floor on the Eiffel Tower. Paris, France."

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 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 ...
Nisei soldier in bivouac (ddr-densho-114-19)
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.
Nisei soldiers in meal line (ddr-densho-114-41)
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.
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 ...
William Leahy (ddr-njpa-1-842)
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."
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 ...
The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 19 No. 16 (October 21, 1944) (ddr-pc-16-43)
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).
Officer and Nisei soldiers (ddr-densho-37-18)
img Officer and Nisei soldiers (ddr-densho-37-18)
Original WRA caption: A Japanese-American unit moves out of its old command post. The unit--Company F, 2nd Battalion, 442nd Regiment (Combat Team)--is holding a section of the front lines. St. Die area, France. 11/13/44.
Topaz Times Vol. IX No. 13 (November 15, 1944) (ddr-densho-142-357)
doc Topaz Times Vol. IX No. 13 (November 15, 1944) (ddr-densho-142-357)
Selected article titles: "'Lost Battalion' Rescued by 442nd in France" (p. 2), "Barber Ejects Nisei Veteran" (p. 2), "Denver: Alien Land Law Bill Defeated" (p. 2), "Refrigeration: Topaz Machinery Neatest, Cleanest" (p. 3)
Nisei soldiers moving by truck (ddr-densho-114-126)
img Nisei soldiers moving by truck (ddr-densho-114-126)
Original caption: A line of Army trucks, loaded with 2nd Battalion Japanese-American infantrymen, moves up to a new bivouac area in the Chambois sector, in France. 10/14/44. 2nd Bn, 442nd Combat Team.
Portrait of Albert Francois Lebrun (ddr-njpa-1-817)
img Portrait of Albert Francois Lebrun (ddr-njpa-1-817)
Caption on reverse [translation]: "Albert Lebrun (No. 3,265). New President of France. This has already released, but is being re-released as it is the most recent portrait and arrived on the 3rd."
Members of the Lytton Commission (ddr-njpa-1-1213)
img Members of the Lytton Commission (ddr-njpa-1-1213)
Caption on reverse [translation]: "Their Majesties [illegible] in the palace. China Commission of Enquiry Members (from right). Dr. Schnee (Germany), General McCoy (US), Commission Head Earl Lytton (UK), General Claudel (France), Count Aldrovandi (Italy). ([illegible]). March 17, 1932."
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