Military service

The story of Japanese Americans in the military during World War II is complex and in many ways ironic. It is a story of mistrust by the very country for which these soldiers placed themselves in harms' way. Many were drafted directly out of the camps and fought for democracy abroad while their parents and families were incarcerated by their own government.

World War II (66)
Military service (617)

Related articles from the Densho Encyclopedia :
298th/299th Infantry, Charles H. Bonesteel, Buddhahead, Fighting for Tomorrow: Japanese Americans in America's Wars (exhibition), Frank "Foo" Fujita, GI Bill, Hawaii Territorial Guard, Hood River incident, Japanese American World War II military service memorials, Japanese Americans in military during World War II, Samuel Wilder King, Kotonk, Ben Kuroki, Spark Matsunaga, None, Rescue of the Lost Battalion, Revolution of 1954, Shigeo Yoshida

617 items
[Mini-reunion, Colonel Pi__] (ddr-csujad-1-175)
img [Mini-reunion, Colonel Pi__] (ddr-csujad-1-175)
A photograph of Colonel Pi__ and his wife Peggy, "C" Company in a hotel room. Recorded number on the back side of the photograph: "101295-147." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_08_101
[Mini-reunion, Wally Kagawa, Molly Kishaba, Mildred Ikemoto] (ddr-csujad-1-114)
img [Mini-reunion, Wally Kagawa, Molly Kishaba, Mildred Ikemoto] (ddr-csujad-1-114)
A photograph includes Wally Kagawa, Molly Kishaba, Mildred Ikemoto. Recorded number on the back side of the photograph: "101095-47." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_08_040
[Mini-reunion, musical performance] (ddr-csujad-1-160)
img [Mini-reunion, musical performance] (ddr-csujad-1-160)
A photograph of attendees' musical performance. Recorded number on the back side of the photograph: "101195-102." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_08_086
[Mini-reunion, room] (ddr-csujad-1-177)
img [Mini-reunion, room] (ddr-csujad-1-177)
A photograph of attendees in a hotel room. Recorded number on the back side of the photograph: "101295-148." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_08_103
[Mini-reunion, room] (ddr-csujad-1-169)
img [Mini-reunion, room] (ddr-csujad-1-169)
A photograph of attendees in a hotel room. Recorded number on the back side of the photograph: "101295-140." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_08_095
[Mini-reunion, shop] (ddr-csujad-1-130)
img [Mini-reunion, shop] (ddr-csujad-1-130)
A photograph of attendees in a shop. Recorded number on the back side of the photograph: "101195-68." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_08_056
[Mini-reunion, shop] (ddr-csujad-1-132)
img [Mini-reunion, shop] (ddr-csujad-1-132)
A photograph of attendees in a shop. Recorded number on the back side of the photograph: "101195-71." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_08_058
[Two men in military uniform with military vehicle] (ddr-csujad-1-36)
img [Two men in military uniform with military vehicle] (ddr-csujad-1-36)
Two men in military uniform poses together. One is a Japanese American man sitting on a military vehicle and the other stands next to the vehicle. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_01_02_030
[Men in military uniform on military vehicle] (ddr-csujad-1-19)
img [Men in military uniform on military vehicle] (ddr-csujad-1-19)
Four Japanese American men in military uniform, siting outside, are pictured. Three sit on a vehicle and one sits on the chair. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_01_02_013
[Mini-reunion, Mrs. Yayo Inaba, Mrs. Holly Kishaba, Dave Kawagoye] (ddr-csujad-1-78)
img [Mini-reunion, Mrs. Yayo Inaba, Mrs. Holly Kishaba, Dave Kawagoye] (ddr-csujad-1-78)
A photograph includes Mrs. Yayo Inaba, Mrs. Holly Kishaba, and Dave Kawagoye. Recorded number on the back side of the photograph: "100995-9." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_08_004
[Mini-reunion, buffet table] (ddr-csujad-1-76)
img [Mini-reunion, buffet table] (ddr-csujad-1-76)
A photograph of an attendee at a buffet table. Recorded number on the back side of the photograph: "100995-8." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_08_002
[Mini-reunion, shop] (ddr-csujad-1-127)
img [Mini-reunion, shop] (ddr-csujad-1-127)
A photograph of attendees in a shop. Recorded number on the back side of the photograph: "101195-69." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_08_053
[Mini-reunion, group photograph] (ddr-csujad-1-126)
img [Mini-reunion, group photograph] (ddr-csujad-1-126)
A group photograph of attendees. Recorded number on the back side of the photograph: "101095-59." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_08_052
[Mini-reunion, Henry Y. Ikemoto] (ddr-csujad-1-116)
img [Mini-reunion, Henry Y. Ikemoto] (ddr-csujad-1-116)
A photograph of Henry Y. Ikemoto. Recorded number on the back side of the photograph: "101095-50." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_08_042
[Men play card] (ddr-csujad-1-15)
img [Men play card] (ddr-csujad-1-15)
Six Japanese American men play card on the floor in a building. On front of photograph, one of them is named "Hideo." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_01_02_009
[Rest time] (ddr-csujad-1-28)
img [Rest time] (ddr-csujad-1-28)
Three Japanese American men, siting on railroad tracks, are pictured. A military truck is parked with piled clothes. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_01_02_022
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
[Mini-reunion, Mr. and Mrs. Dave Kawagoye, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Nishio] (ddr-csujad-1-107)
img [Mini-reunion, Mr. and Mrs. Dave Kawagoye, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Nishio] (ddr-csujad-1-107)
A photograph of Mr. and Mrs. Dave Kawagoye, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Nishio. Recorded number on the back side of the photograph: "101095-44." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_08_033
[Mini-reunion, musical performance] (ddr-csujad-1-162)
img [Mini-reunion, musical performance] (ddr-csujad-1-162)
A photograph of attendees' musical performance. Recorded number on the back side of the photograph: "101195-103." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_08_088
[Mini-reunion, room] (ddr-csujad-1-174)
img [Mini-reunion, room] (ddr-csujad-1-174)
A photograph of attendees in a hotel room. Recorded number on the back side of the photograph: "101295-142." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_08_100
Historical photographs and documents, from internment camps to Military Intelligence Service Language School [order form] (ddr-csujad-1-190)
doc Historical photographs and documents, from internment camps to Military Intelligence Service Language School [order form] (ddr-csujad-1-190)
A book order form. Books published by TecCom Productions include: Manzanar, Tule Lake, Rohwer, Heart Mountain, Assembly Center I (Santa Anita, Pomona, Fresno, Tulare, Pinedale, Salinas), Assembly Center II (Turlock, Tanforan, Stockton, Sacramento, Marysville, Portland, Puyallup). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_03_01_004
[Mini-reunion, table] (ddr-csujad-1-139)
img [Mini-reunion, table] (ddr-csujad-1-139)
A photograph of attendees at a table. Recorded number on the back side of the photograph: "101195-84." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_08_065
[Men in military uniform with military vehicle] (ddr-csujad-1-13)
img [Men in military uniform with military vehicle] (ddr-csujad-1-13)
Three men in military uniform pose together. One of them is smoking and stands next to the vehicle. Others are Japanese American men riding on a military vehicle. On front of photograph, "Neil" is named. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_01_02_007
[Mini-reunion, Colonel Fincil] (ddr-csujad-1-154)
img [Mini-reunion, Colonel Fincil] (ddr-csujad-1-154)
A photograph of Colonel Fincil and his wife, 34th Division. Recorded number on the back side of the photograph: "101195-95." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_08_080
[Mini-reunion, Jerry Ayabe and Mrs. Ayabe, Yayo Inaba] (ddr-csujad-1-91)
img [Mini-reunion, Jerry Ayabe and Mrs. Ayabe, Yayo Inaba] (ddr-csujad-1-91)
A photograph includes Jerry Ayabe and Mrs. Ayabe, and Yayo Inaba. Recorded number on the back side of the photograph: "101095-28." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_08_017
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