522nd Field Artillery Battalion

The 522nd Field Artillery Battalion of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team was known for its outstanding firing speed and accuracy. Many of the 522nd Field Artillery Battalion men had backgrounds in science and engineering. They needed strong mathematical skills to calculate target distance, gun range, gun angle, and powder strength. In 1945, the 522nd was sent separately to Germany to pursue the hastily retreating German troops. They unknowingly stumbled into the sub-camps of the infamous Dachau death camp and helped to free survivors.

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Dachau concentration camp survivor (ddr-densho-22-14)
img Dachau concentration camp survivor (ddr-densho-22-14)
This is Solly Ganor, a survivor of the Dachau concentration camp. Solly Ganor wrote a book on his experience.
Soldiers training in Camp Pinedale (ddr-densho-22-427)
img Soldiers training in Camp Pinedale (ddr-densho-22-427)
Caption on front: "'6' on the move / Camp Pinedale, Fresno / 24 Aug. '44."
Two members of the 522nd Field Artillery Battalion at Dachau (ddr-densho-22-430)
img Two members of the 522nd Field Artillery Battalion at Dachau (ddr-densho-22-430)
Soldiers of the 522nd Field Artillery Battalion standing outside of the crematorium at Dachau.
Survivors of the Dachau death march (ddr-densho-22-134)
img Survivors of the Dachau death march (ddr-densho-22-134)
The 522nd Field Artillery Battalion liberated Dachau death march prisoners near the town of Waakirchen. Here they try to find the prisoners shelter.
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 102, No. 2 (January 17, 1986) (ddr-pc-58-2)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 102, No. 2 (January 17, 1986) (ddr-pc-58-2)
Selected article titles: "522nd Vet Relates Wartime Exploits" (p. 1), "Hawaiian Reparations Bill Proposed" (pp. 1, 3), "East Wind: Passing Glimpses of Japan" (p. 4), and "One Thing Leads to Another: The [Pacific Citizen] Editor Replies" (p. 4).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 103, No. 20 (November 14, 1986) (ddr-pc-58-45)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 103, No. 20 (November 14, 1986) (ddr-pc-58-45)
Edition contains Travel Section, A-B, between pages 4 and 5. Selected article titles: "New Lineup in House, Senate May Help Redress Legislation" (pp. 1, 3), "Prop. 63 Passes; Opponents Plan Next Move" (pp. 1-2), "From the Frying Pan: Diary of an 'Enemy'" (p. 4), and "NJAHS Project: Liberators of WW2 Death Camp Sought" (p. 7).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 109, No. 4 (August 18-25, 1989) (ddr-pc-61-29)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 109, No. 4 (August 18-25, 1989) (ddr-pc-61-29)
Selected article titles: "Regulations on Documentation for Redress Payment Smoother" (p. 1), "'Vincent Chin'-Type Case Explodes in Raleigh, N.C." (pp. 1, 8), "Tri-District Convention Speech: Nakagawa Calls for Nat'l 'Nikkei Summit' in 1990" (p. 3), and "522nd Field Artillery Scouts Liberated Dachau Death Prisoners: Why a New York Judge Mobilized Jews to 'Go for Broke' on …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 109, No. 17 (November 24, 1989) (ddr-pc-61-42)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 109, No. 17 (November 24, 1989) (ddr-pc-61-42)
Selected article titles: "Army Military Intelligence Service School: Nisei MIS Gears for 50th Anniversary Fete in 1991" (p. 3), "Southern California Premiere Dec. 1: 'Forbidden City, USA' Due in Little Tokyo" (p. 3), "Editorial of the Pacific Citizen: The Lesson in Securing Redress" (p. 4), and "Untold Chapter of the 552nd Field Artillery: The Liberation of …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 120, No. 1 (January 6-19, 1995) (ddr-pc-67-1)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 120, No. 1 (January 6-19, 1995) (ddr-pc-67-1)
Selected article titles: "President Explains Board Decision to Downsize Staff" (pp. 1, 5), "Yamashita to File Federal Class-Action Suit for Marine Discrimination Victims" (p. 3), "Responding to Critics of JACL's Wartime Role--Part 2" (pp. 9, 13), "Bruyeres: A Special Experience, a Special Meaning..." (pp. 10, 13-14), and "552nd GIs Shoot Open Dachau Gates" (pp. 11, 14).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 120, No. 6 (March 17-April 6, 1995) (ddr-pc-67-6)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 120, No. 6 (March 17-April 6, 1995) (ddr-pc-67-6)
Selected article titles: "Campuses in Turmoil" (p. 1), "Service to Honor JA Role in Dachau Liberation of WWII" (p. 4), "March 17-18 Scheduled 'Emergency' National Board Meeting--6 Go, 10 Don't" (p. 5), and "Come-On Sense: Apology to Draft Resisters Demeans JACL" (p. 9).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 121, No. 11 (December, 1995) (ddr-pc-67-23)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 121, No. 11 (December, 1995) (ddr-pc-67-23)
Holiday issue organized into sections A 1-36, B 1-56, and A 37-64. Selected article titles: "Who Were the Japanese Americans?" (pp. A15-A16), "'Ethnicity: Please Check One'" (p. A18), "MIS: The Untold Stories" (pp. A34-A35, A37, A39, A41-A42), and "A Bill of Rights for Asserting a Multiracial Identity" (pp. B6-B7). The holiday issue included advertisements bought by …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 120, No. 12 (June 16-July 6, 1995) (ddr-pc-67-12)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 120, No. 12 (June 16-July 6, 1995) (ddr-pc-67-12)
Selected article titles: "Affirmative Action Programs Limited by Supreme Court" (pp. 1, 12), "JACL Opposes Cuts in Number of Legal Immigrants Allowed" (pp. 1, 5, 12), "Central California Highway to Honor 100/442nd, MIS" (p. 4), "Sgt. John Matsumoto Quiet Saga of WWII Nisei Aerial Gunner" (p. 5), and "Tracing the Jewish-Nisei Connection: Inouye, Vets Reunited with …
Story of the 442nd Combat Team (ddr-csujad-55-352)
doc Story of the 442nd Combat Team (ddr-csujad-55-352)
Pamphlet on the history, activation, training, and battles of the 442nd Combat Team, composed of the 442nd Infantry Regiment, 522nd Field Artillery Battalion, and 232nd Combat Engineer Company. Includes maps and photographs. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_0354
Virgil W. Westdale Interview Segment 25 (ddr-densho-1000-280-25)
vh Virgil W. Westdale Interview Segment 25 (ddr-densho-1000-280-25)
Joining the Fire Direction Center with the 522nd Field Artillery Battalion
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