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."
doc Poston Chronicle Vol. XXI No. 24 (December 5, 1944) (ddr-densho-145-592)
Selected article titles: "Corn Products Company in Kansas City Wants Forty Nisei Workers" (p. 1), "More Reported Wounded in France" (p. 1), "Issei May Write to NYC Resettlement Council in Japanese" (p. 1), "No Leaves Granted During Holiday Season" (p. 1), "Please Don't Dump Your Burning Charcoal" (p. 4).
doc 100th [Infantry] Battalion Combat timeline (ddr-csujad-1-59)
Lists the military operations in Italy and France by 100th Infantry Battalion Combat chronologically from September 2, 1943 through May 31, 1945. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_06_002
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.
doc Minidoka Irrigator Vol. IV No. 36 (November 11, 1944) (ddr-densho-119-112)
Selected article titles: "442nd Regiment Rescues 'Lost Battalion' in France" (p. 1), "'Nisei in Uniform' Pamphlet Available Now at USO Office" (p. 1), "Exterminator: Los Angeles Nisei Kills Eight Germans in Fight" (p. 2), "Newspaper Guild Passes Resolution on Evacuee Return" (p. 2), "Racial Tolerance Asked by Idahoan" (p. 2).
img Adolf Hitler giving a speech (ddr-njpa-1-667)
Caption on reverse [translation]: "4. Fuhrer Hitler announced the complete occupation of Poland at Kroll Opera House in Berlin on October 6 and stated that Germany would never surrender to Britain and France. (3 and 4 were transmitted to New York from Europe and arrived in Yokohama on October 28)."
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."
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
doc Manzanar Free Press Vol. 6 No. 44 (November 25, 1944) (ddr-densho-125-292)
Selected article titles: "Telegram Discloses Manzanar Volunteer Wounded in France" (p. 1), "Observe Armistice" (p. 1), "Return of Evacuees Alarms Congressman" (p. 1), "Facts About Evacuee Property" (p. 1), "Catholic Group Plan Christmas Program" (p. 3), "Jerome to House Prisoners of War" (p. 4), "Anti Alien Land Bill Defeated in Colorado" (p. 4).
img Certification ceremony (ddr-densho-114-31)
Original caption: Oahu, T. H. The first 48 veterans to be discharged from the Army under the point system, seated here, are waiting for their certification at the Separation Center. All but two are members of the famous 100th Battalion, 34th Division, which saw plenty of action in Italy and France. 23 May 1945.
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."
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.
img Nisei soldiers awaiting furlough (ddr-densho-114-30)
Original caption: Oahu, T. H. At the HQ Replacement Training Command, enlisted men of the 100th Infantry Bn., now in the 623rd Caual Company, 13th Replacement depot, happily await 30-day furloughs and subsequent discharges. The entire group saw action in Africa, Italy, and Southern France. Many hold Purple Heart and Presidential Citations. 27 June 1945.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
img Nisei soldiers (ddr-densho-114-92)
Original caption: Oahu, T.H. Pvt. Naoto Mausuura, Hamakuapoko, Maui, and Tec/Sgt. David Malo, Jr., 110 A. Keaukaha St., Hilo, Hawaii, check the locations of some of the battles in which they fought in Italy, Africa and Southern France. Both men are members of the 100th Infantry Battalion, and have received the Purple Heart and Presidential Citation. ...
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 ...
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., ...
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 ...
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 ...
img Highly decorated Nisei soldier (ddr-densho-114-133)
Original caption: Oahu, T.H. After 34 months of action in Italy and France, when he became the most highly decorated of the 46 veterans of the 100th Bn., 34th Div., T/Sgt. Yukio Yokota of Honolulu, T.H., is honorably discharged under the Army point system. His citations include the Distinguished Service Cross, Purple Heart, Legion of Merit, ...
doc Manzanar Free Press Vol. 6 No. 42 (November 18, 1944) (ddr-densho-125-290)
Selected article titles: "Furlough Workers Return Here From Five Inland States" (p. 1), "Offer High Wages for Produce Man" (p. 1), "Domestic Pay Rate Hits New High in New York Area" (p. 1), "Letter Written by Nisei Soldier Asks 'What Must We Do to Prove Loyalty?'" (p. 1), "Democracy or Bigotry?" (p. 2), "Facts About Evacuee ...
img Guy Mollet being interviewed by the press (ddr-njpa-1-895)
Caption on reverse: "NY 74..Credit INP Soundphoto..3/6/51..Paris, France.. Guy Mollet, Secretary General of the French Socialist Party, is interviewed by the press after he had agreed to attempt formation of a new French cabinet to succeed that of Premier Rene Pleven. Mollet did succeed in forming a cabinet and was scheduled to submit it for approval ...
Narrator Lawson I. Sakai
Nisei male. Born October 27, 1923, in Montebello, California. Grew up in Montebello, where father and other family members ran a farm. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, family moved to Colorado to avoid mass removal. In 1943, volunteered for the army and joined the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, fighting in campaigns in Italy and France. ...