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)

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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

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Letter from H. N. Gilbert, Brigadier General, United States Army Director to Masao Okine, May 3, 1945 (ddr-csujad-5-78)
doc Letter from H. N. Gilbert, Brigadier General, United States Army Director to Masao Okine, May 3, 1945 (ddr-csujad-5-78)
An official letter from Office of Dependency Benefits of the U.S. Army Service Forces, Office of the Fiscal Director. It requests the documentary evidence to support the application for family allowance. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_01_17_001
An Oral History with Sumiye Takeno, Part I - Segment 1 (ddr-csujad-29-59-1)
vh An Oral History with Sumiye Takeno, Part I - Segment 1 (ddr-csujad-29-59-1)
An oral history with Sumiye Takeno, a current resident of Denver, Colorado. This interview was conducted for the Japanese American Oral History Project by California State University, Fullerton. The purpose of this interview was to gather information regarding Takeno's incarceration and resettlement experience during World War II. Specifically, the interview covers her childhood in Florin, California, ...
[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, Mrs. Sumi Hattori, Mrs. Mary Kawagoye] (ddr-csujad-1-98)
img [Mini-reunion, Mrs. Sumi Hattori, Mrs. Mary Kawagoye] (ddr-csujad-1-98)
A photograph of Mrs. Sumi Hattori, Mrs. Mary Kawagoye. Recorded number on the back side of the photograph: "101095-31." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_08_024
[Mini-reunion, musical performance] (ddr-csujad-1-161)
img [Mini-reunion, musical performance] (ddr-csujad-1-161)
A photograph of attendees' musical performance. Recorded number on the back side of the photograph: "101195-105." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_08_087
[Mini-reunion, Ernie Maruyama, Shiro Yamamoto] (ddr-csujad-1-94)
img [Mini-reunion, Ernie Maruyama, Shiro Yamamoto] (ddr-csujad-1-94)
A photograph includes Ernie Maruyama and Shiro Yamamoto. Recorded number on the back side of the photograph: "101095-27." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_08_020
[Mini-reunion, Jack Kaguni, Mrs. Yamashita] (ddr-csujad-1-99)
img [Mini-reunion, Jack Kaguni, Mrs. Yamashita] (ddr-csujad-1-99)
A photograph includes Jack Kaguni and Mrs. Yamashita. Recorded number on the back side of the photograph: "101095-36." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_08_025
[Mini-reunion, room] (ddr-csujad-1-178)
img [Mini-reunion, room] (ddr-csujad-1-178)
A photograph of attendees in a hotel room. Recorded number on the back side of the photograph: "101295-146." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_08_104
[Mini-reunion, buffet] (ddr-csujad-1-140)
img [Mini-reunion, buffet] (ddr-csujad-1-140)
A photograph of attendees at a buffet. Recorded number on the back side of the photograph: "101195-85." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_08_066
[Mini-reunion, group photograph] (ddr-csujad-1-122)
img [Mini-reunion, group photograph] (ddr-csujad-1-122)
A group photograph includes: Hiroshi Kaku, Toro Hirose, Goro Inaba, Shiro Yamamoto, George Tamura, Hiroshi Kami, Jack Kaguni, Ernie Maruyama, Frank Seto, Tom Nakata, Henry Ikemoto, Seiya Tanaka, Eddie Murakami, Wally Kagawa, Masato Doi, Jerry Ayabe, Hiyumi Saimo, Tak Hattori, Roy Nishio, Dave Kawagoye, Kuni Hisatomi, Chappie Kishaba. Recorded number on the back side of the ...
[Roster of Anti-Tank Company, 442nd Infantry Regimental Combat Team] (ddr-csujad-1-53)
doc [Roster of Anti-Tank Company, 442nd Infantry Regimental Combat Team] (ddr-csujad-1-53)
A roster of officers and enlisted men, Anti-Tank Company 442nd Infantry Regimental Combat Team, who were awarded the glider badge. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_02_002
[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
[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] (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, 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] (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
Two photos of Nisei servicemen (ddr-csujad-7-13)
img Two photos of Nisei servicemen (ddr-csujad-7-13)
Two photos of Nisei servicemen. Top: Furloughed soldier with his mother in strawberry field, Florin, California, 1942. Bottom: Soldier visiting his parents at Minidoka incarceration camp. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: HMLSC_JA_f13
doc "The Stars and Stripes Mediterranean" Newspaper June 1946 (ddr-densho-201-450)
"The Stars and Stripes Mediterranean; Unofficial paper of U.S. forces in the Mediterranean Theatre; Vol. 2, No. 407, Sunday, June 2, 1946; Printed in Italy; Five Lire."
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