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.

Military service (567)

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

567 items
[Mini-reunion, Shiro Yamamoto, Goro Inaba, Chappie Kishaba, Masato Doi] (ddr-csujad-1-88)
img [Mini-reunion, Shiro Yamamoto, Goro Inaba, Chappie Kishaba, Masato Doi] (ddr-csujad-1-88)
A photograph of Shiro Yamamoto, Goro Inaba, Chappie Kishaba, and Masato Doi. Recorded number on the back side of the photograph: "100995-20." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_08_014
[Mini-reunion, performance] (ddr-csujad-1-121)
img [Mini-reunion, performance] (ddr-csujad-1-121)
A photograph of attendee's performance. Recorded number on the back side of the photograph: "101095-57." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_08_047
[Mini-reunion] (ddr-csujad-1-153)
img [Mini-reunion] (ddr-csujad-1-153)
A photograph of the reunion. Recorded number on the back side of the photograph: "101195-97." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_08_079
[Man in military uniform] (ddr-csujad-1-38)
img [Man in military uniform] (ddr-csujad-1-38)
A Japanese American man in military uniform poses standing near railroad tracks. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_01_02_032
[Mini-reunion, Colonel Pi__] (ddr-csujad-1-149)
img [Mini-reunion, Colonel Pi__] (ddr-csujad-1-149)
A photograph includes Colonel Pi__ and his wife Peggy, "C" Company. Recorded number on the back side of the photograph: "101195-93." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_08_075
[Mini-reunion] (ddr-csujad-1-138)
img [Mini-reunion] (ddr-csujad-1-138)
A photograph of attendees. Recorded number on the back side of the photograph: "101195-79." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_08_064
[Mini-reunion, Colonel Pi__] (ddr-csujad-1-147)
img [Mini-reunion, Colonel Pi__] (ddr-csujad-1-147)
A photograph includes Colonel Pi__ and his wife, Peggy Pi__, "C" Company. Recorded number on the back side of the photograph: "101195-92." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_08_073
[Mini-reunion] (ddr-csujad-1-136)
img [Mini-reunion] (ddr-csujad-1-136)
A photograph of attendees. Recorded number on the back side of the photograph: "101195-78." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_08_062
Letter from Minoru Kishaba to Henry Y. Ikemoto with an 8th grader's letter (ddr-csujad-1-69)
doc Letter from Minoru Kishaba to Henry Y. Ikemoto with an 8th grader's letter (ddr-csujad-1-69)
Contains a letter from Minoru Kishaba to Henry Y. Ikemoto with an envelope, and a letter from an 8th grader at Sunnyside Middle School, Lafayette, Indiana, with an article on their school project. In the letter, the 8th grader discusses their school project of creating a tapestry dedicated to Japanese American WWII veterans and requests help ...
[Men in military uniform with military vehicle] (ddr-csujad-1-41)
img [Men in military uniform with military vehicle] (ddr-csujad-1-41)
Three Japanese American men in military uniform, standing and talking near a building, are pictured. A military vehicle is included. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_01_02_035
[Mini-reunion, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Ayabe, Masato Doi, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Kaguni] (ddr-csujad-1-108)
img [Mini-reunion, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Ayabe, Masato Doi, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Kaguni] (ddr-csujad-1-108)
A photograph of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Ayabe, Masato Doi, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Kaguni. Recorded number on the back side of the photograph: "101095-42." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_08_034
[Mini-reunion, Ben Tagami] (ddr-csujad-1-117)
img [Mini-reunion, Ben Tagami] (ddr-csujad-1-117)
A photograph of Ben Tagami, 100th Infantry Battalion member. Recorded number on the back side of the photograph: "101095-53." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_08_043
Mr. Jiro Omata and Mrs. Tsune Lee (ddr-csujad-8-59)
doc Mr. Jiro Omata and Mrs. Tsune Lee (ddr-csujad-8-59)
Oral history interview with Mr. Jiro Omata and Mrs. Tsune Lee. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Omata, Mr Jiro and Lee, Mrs Tsune
Soldier in the Snow (ddr-csujad-13-26)
img Soldier in the Snow (ddr-csujad-13-26)
A soldier in uniform poses next to a vehicle in the snow. The caption on front of photograph reads, "11/15/42 Cresent [Crescent] Lake Oregon Conklin." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: tul_01_01_021
Three Men (ddr-csujad-13-27)
img Three Men (ddr-csujad-13-27)
Three men dressed in what appear to be military uniforms are photographed together. The caption on back of photograph reads, "Rogers Beeson Ford." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: tul_01_01_022
Soldiers and Military Vehicles (ddr-csujad-13-20)
img Soldiers and Military Vehicles (ddr-csujad-13-20)
A group of soldiers stand together next to military vehicles. As the caption on front of photograph explains, they are, "On way to Tullelake Nov. 43." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: tul_01_01_015
Man Outside First Sergeant Building (ddr-csujad-13-31)
img Man Outside First Sergeant Building (ddr-csujad-13-31)
A slightly blurry photo of a man in uniform standing outside a building with a "1st Sgt" sign. The caption on back of photograph reads, "Cpt. Seitz 2/1/43" See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: tul_01_01_026
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
[Man in military uniform standing outside] (ddr-csujad-1-35)
img [Man in military uniform standing outside] (ddr-csujad-1-35)
A Japanese American man in military uniform poses standing outside. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_01_02_029
[Mini-reunion, table] (ddr-csujad-1-80)
img [Mini-reunion, table] (ddr-csujad-1-80)
A photograph of two female attendees at a table. Recorded number on the back side of the photograph: "100995-15." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_08_006
[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, 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
[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
[Man in military uniform standing on railroad tracks] (ddr-csujad-1-27)
img [Man in military uniform standing on railroad tracks] (ddr-csujad-1-27)
A Japanese American man in military uniform poses standing on railroad tracks. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_01_02_021
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