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Nisei soldiers visiting Mt. Vesuvius (ddr-densho-164-16)
img Nisei soldiers visiting Mt. Vesuvius (ddr-densho-164-16)
Nisei soldier's caption: Mt. Vesuvius near Naples. After our battalion and the 442nd attached to the 84 division fought to Arno and winning a presidential citation at Varoa near Leghorn we pulled back to Naples in preparation to go to France. Joined here by 800 replacements. Since Bagnoli was close to Naples and Pompeii we went ...
Larry R. Pacheco Interview Segment 9 (ddr-densho-1000-397-9)
vh Larry R. Pacheco Interview Segment 9 (ddr-densho-1000-397-9)
Being captured along with unit in France

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of the Interior.

Adolf Hitler and staff officers observing the western front (ddr-njpa-1-665)
img Adolf Hitler and staff officers observing the western front (ddr-njpa-1-665)
Caption on reverse [translation]: "Germany Finally Begins Offensive. (Berlin) Domei. Having given up on peace as hopeless, the waiting and primed military might of the Germans has finally begun its attack on Britain and France, both on land and sea. Photograph: Fuhrer Hitler observing the western front accompanied by staff officers. [Stamped] October 19, 1939."
The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 19 No. 20 (November 18, 1944) (ddr-pc-16-47)
doc The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 19 No. 20 (November 18, 1944) (ddr-pc-16-47)
Selected article titles: "California State Guard Chief Says Returning Evacuees Will Be Protected from Violence" (p. 1), "Japanese American Combat Team Attached to Famous Texas Division in France" (p. 20, "Wounded Nisei War Veteran Ejected from Barber Shop" (p. 2), "Nisei Who Urged Volunteering for Army Killed in Action" (p. 3), "JACL to Hold Conference on ...
Nisei soldier writing a letter (ddr-densho-114-39)
img Nisei soldier writing a letter (ddr-densho-114-39)
Original caption: Pfc. Larry Imamura, of Kehaha, Kauai, Hawaii, a Japanese-American with the 442nd Combat Team of the 100th Infantry Bn., in bivouac in the Charmois area of France, writes a letter before meeting the Germans on the front lines for the first time. U.S. Seventh Army. 10/22/44.
Nisei soldier discussing enemy position (ddr-densho-114-17)
img Nisei soldier discussing enemy position (ddr-densho-114-17)
Original caption: St. Die Area, France. Lt. Joseph W. Hill of Pine Bluff, Ark., commanding unit of the Japanese-American Team now in action against the Germans, discussing enemy positions with a member of his unit. Company"F", 2nd Battalion, 442nd Regiment (Combat Team). 13 Nov 1944.
Manzanar Free Press Vol. 6 No. 40 (November 11, 1944) (ddr-densho-125-288)
doc Manzanar Free Press Vol. 6 No. 40 (November 11, 1944) (ddr-densho-125-288)
Selected article titles: "Library to Fete Annual 'Book Week'" (p. 1), "Evacuees to Pay Freight Charges to Residence" (p. 1), "Reports First Nisei Casualty in France" (p. 1), "Local MP Post Reduction Ordered" (p. 1), "Evacuation Unfair" (p. 1), "Two Evacuees Told Return to Coast OK" (p. 1), "Facts About Evacuee Property" (p. 2), "Adams' Photo ...
Genro Kashiwa Interview Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1000-395-8)
vh Genro Kashiwa Interview Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1000-395-8)
Combat in France: encountering the enemy and being "wounded"

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of the ...

442d RCT Combat timeline (ddr-csujad-1-60)
doc 442d RCT Combat timeline (ddr-csujad-1-60)
Lists the military training and operations in Italy, France, and Germany by 442nd Regimental Combat Team chronologically from February 1, 1943 through May 31, 1945. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_06_003

Narrator Genro Kashiwa

Nisei male. Born April 27, 1923, in Waialua, Hawaii. Grew up in Hawaii, where father was a Buddhist priest. During World War II, served with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team in France and Italy. After the war, went to law school and eventually returned to Hawaii.

Narrator Larry R. Pacheco

White male. Born November 4, 1922, in San Jose, California. Drafted into the military after Japan bombed Pearl Harbor. During World War II, served as a military police guard at the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Shipped overseas, and was captured in France as a prisoner of war and held in Germany. After completing military service, ...
Nisei soldiers visiting Bagnoli (ddr-densho-164-15)
img Nisei soldiers visiting Bagnoli (ddr-densho-164-15)
Nisei soldier's caption: Bagnoli near Naples. After our battalion and the 442nd attached to the 84 division fought to Arno and winning a presidential citation at Varoa near Leghorn we pulled back to Naples in preparation to go to France. Joined here by 800 replacements. Since Bagnoli was close to Naples and Pompeii we went visiting ...
Adolf Hitler giving a speech at the 20th anniversary of the Nazi Party's founding (ddr-njpa-1-657)
img Adolf Hitler giving a speech at the 20th anniversary of the Nazi Party's founding (ddr-njpa-1-657)
Caption on reverse [translation]: "20th Anniversary of the Nazis. (Munich) Domei. Chancellor Hitler stated his unyielding determination [illegible] against France and Britain at a celebration for the 20th anniversary of the Nazi Party's foundation on February 24. Photograph: Fuhrer Hitler shouting and the anniversary celebration. [Stamped] March 23, 1940."
A mother receiving posthumous medal (ddr-densho-114-128)
img A mother receiving posthumous medal (ddr-densho-114-128)
Original caption: Honolulu, T.H. Mrs. Shizuko Kina receives the Silver Star Medal posthumously awarded her brother, Pfc. Tomaki Shimabukuro, during a ceremony at 1965 South King Street, Honolulu, T.H. The presentation, by Chaplain Corwin H. Olds, CPBC, is made for gallantry in action with the 2nd Bn., 442nd Reg. Combat Team, near Bruyeres, France, on October ...
Nisei soldiers studying a map (ddr-densho-114-42)
img Nisei soldiers studying a map (ddr-densho-114-42)
Original caption: Studying a map of [illegible] new bivouac area at a roadside are l/r: 2nd Lt. Edward E. [illegible], Mountain Lakes, N.J., 2nd Lt. Robert H. Foote, Hebron, Conn., S/Sgt. Min Shumida, Los Angeles, Calif., and Sgt. Minoru A. Ikehara of Honolulu, T.H. 10/13/44. 2nd Bn., 442nd Combat Team, Chambois Sector. France.
Nisei soldier on the front lines (ddr-densho-114-36)
img Nisei soldier on the front lines (ddr-densho-114-36)
Original caption: Japanese-American soldier armed with a bazooka, stands guard in the woods near the front lines, he is being relieved by a member of the 442nd Infantry Regiment, Combat Team, 2nd Battalion, H Co., St. Die Area, France. 17 Nov 1944.
Nisei soldiers (ddr-densho-114-89)
img Nisei soldiers (ddr-densho-114-89)
Original caption: Three Japanese-American soldiers look down on the French Valley in the Bruyere Sector of France from a hill that was under heavy morter and shell fire. Trees in foreground show the effects of the shelling. 22 Oct 1944.
A mother receiving posthumous award (ddr-densho-114-147)
img A mother receiving posthumous award (ddr-densho-114-147)
Original caption: Honolulu, T.H. Mrs. Risaku Kanaya is presented the Silver Star Medal posthumously awarded her son, Pvt. Walter E. Kanaya, for gallantry in action near Bruyeres, France, 17 October 1944, with the 2nd Bn., 442nd Infantry, as Mr. Kanaya stands with her. Chaplain (Colonel) Corwin H. Olds, CPBC, makes the presentation at 1521 Young St., ...
Nisei mortar crew (ddr-densho-114-21)
img Nisei mortar crew (ddr-densho-114-21)
Original caption: A Japanese-American mortar crew at their position, somewhere in France. One of the crew drops an 81 mm shell into the barrel of the mortar. Combat team, 2nd Bn., H Co. 11/17/44. 442nd Regt. St. Die area.
Colorado Times Vol. 31, No. 4298 (April 17, 1945) (ddr-densho-150-11)
doc Colorado Times Vol. 31, No. 4298 (April 17, 1945) (ddr-densho-150-11)
Selected article titles: "Nisei Find Welcome in S.F."; "Nisei Back on Italian Front -- Prefer France"; "L.A. Physician Denied Old Post"; "Joint YPCF-YBA Meeting"; "L.A. Civic Group Assails Japanese Fund Proposal"; "New Group Will Fight Nisei Return"; "Nisei Slashed in Chicago Cafe"; "Baltimore Relocation Office Closes"; "YBA Holds Memorial for Roosevelt."
Kazuo Yamane Interview Segment 11 (ddr-densho-1007-9-11)
vh Kazuo Yamane Interview Segment 11 (ddr-densho-1007-9-11)
Volunteering for a special mission in France

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of the Interior.

Chester Tanaka Interview (ddr-densho-1007-6)
vh Chester Tanaka Interview (ddr-densho-1007-6)
Nisei male. Born in St. Louis, Missouri. During World War II, served with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team in Italy and France.

(This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the ...

The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 25 No. 11 (September 20, 1947) (ddr-pc-19-38)
doc The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 25 No. 11 (September 20, 1947) (ddr-pc-19-38)
Selected article titles: "U.S., France to Honor 442nd Combat Team. National JACL Will Present Plaque to Bruyeres Recalling Rescue of 'Lost Battalion'" (p. 1), "Supreme Court Test Looms in Constitutional Validity of California Alien Land Law" (p. 1), "Tax Certificates No Longer Required of Japanese Aliens For Hawaii, Mainland Travel" (p. 2), "JACL-ADC May Participate In ...
George T.
vh George T. "Joe" Sakato Interview (ddr-manz-1-29)
Nisei male. Born February 19, 1921, in Colton, California. In 1942, moved with family to Glendale, Arizona, during the "voluntary evacuation" period. Volunteered for the military and served with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team as a replacement troop. Fought in Italy and France in 1944, and was the recipient of the Distinguished Service Cross, which was ...
Edouard Herriot and Valerian Dovgalevsky signing the Russo-French Non-Aggression Pact (ddr-njpa-1-635)
img Edouard Herriot and Valerian Dovgalevsky signing the Russo-French Non-Aggression Pact (ddr-njpa-1-635)
Caption on reverse [translation]: "Russo-French Non-aggression Pact Signed. (Paris) Rengo. As the Manchurian issue continues and the Russo-Japanese non-aggression pact favorably presented by Soviet Russia remains unresolved because of the lack of approval from our nation, Soviet Russia has surprised the Western diplomatic world by announcing the conclusion of a non-aggression pact with France, (see foreign ...
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