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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Virgil W. Westdale Interview Segment 25 (ddr-densho-1000-280-25)
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Joining the Fire Direction Center with the 522nd Field Artillery Battalion
Susumu Ito Segment 25 (ddr-densho-1000-29-25)
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Thoughts and reactions upon arrival at Dachau satellite camp

This interview was conducted at the 1998 Americans of Japanese Ancestry Veterans National Convention, held in Honolulu, Hawaii. Because of the full conference schedule, interviews conducted at the reunion were generally shorter in length than the typical Densho interview and tend to concentrate on the individual's military …

Susumu Ito Segment 18 (ddr-densho-1000-29-18)
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The battle of the "Lost Battalion": building unit cohesion

This interview was conducted at the 1998 Americans of Japanese Ancestry Veterans National Convention, held in Honolulu, Hawaii. Because of the full conference schedule, interviews conducted at the reunion were generally shorter in length than the typical Densho interview and tend to concentrate on the individual's military …

Susumu Ito Segment 16 (ddr-densho-1000-29-16)
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Attitude toward the risks of war

This interview was conducted at the 1998 Americans of Japanese Ancestry Veterans National Convention, held in Honolulu, Hawaii. Because of the full conference schedule, interviews conducted at the reunion were generally shorter in length than the typical Densho interview and tend to concentrate on the individual's military service during World …

Susumu Ito Segment 20 (ddr-densho-1000-29-20)
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Psychology of war and killing: military propaganda

This interview was conducted at the 1998 Americans of Japanese Ancestry Veterans National Convention, held in Honolulu, Hawaii. Because of the full conference schedule, interviews conducted at the reunion were generally shorter in length than the typical Densho interview and tend to concentrate on the individual's military service during …

Susumu Ito Segment 19 (ddr-densho-1000-29-19)
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Memories of a particular mission, reflections on the psychology of war

This interview was conducted at the 1998 Americans of Japanese Ancestry Veterans National Convention, held in Honolulu, Hawaii. Because of the full conference schedule, interviews conducted at the reunion were generally shorter in length than the typical Densho interview and tend to concentrate on the …

Susumu Ito Segment 12 (ddr-densho-1000-29-12)
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Being asked to help interrogate Issei after the bombing of Pearl Harbor

This interview was conducted at the 1998 Americans of Japanese Ancestry Veterans National Convention, held in Honolulu, Hawaii. Because of the full conference schedule, interviews conducted at the reunion were generally shorter in length than the typical Densho interview and tend to concentrate on …

Susumu Ito Segment 24 (ddr-densho-1000-29-24)
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Role of 522nd Field Artillery Battalion in the rescue of Dachau concentration camp inmates

This interview was conducted at the 1998 Americans of Japanese Ancestry Veterans National Convention, held in Honolulu, Hawaii. Because of the full conference schedule, interviews conducted at the reunion were generally shorter in length than the typical Densho interview and tend to …

Susumu Ito Segment 9 (ddr-densho-1000-29-9)
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Feeling happy to be drafted

This interview was conducted at the 1998 Americans of Japanese Ancestry Veterans National Convention, held in Honolulu, Hawaii. Because of the full conference schedule, interviews conducted at the reunion were generally shorter in length than the typical Densho interview and tend to concentrate on the individual's military service during World War …

Susumu Ito Segment 15 (ddr-densho-1000-29-15)
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Relations between Hawaiian and mainland GIs, developing camaraderie and respect

This interview was conducted at the 1998 Americans of Japanese Ancestry Veterans National Convention, held in Honolulu, Hawaii. Because of the full conference schedule, interviews conducted at the reunion were generally shorter in length than the typical Densho interview and tend to concentrate on the individual's …

Susumu Ito Segment 13 (ddr-densho-1000-29-13)
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Memories of segregation in the South, being "considered white"

This interview was conducted at the 1998 Americans of Japanese Ancestry Veterans National Convention, held in Honolulu, Hawaii. Because of the full conference schedule, interviews conducted at the reunion were generally shorter in length than the typical Densho interview and tend to concentrate on the individual's military …

Susumu Ito Segment 10 (ddr-densho-1000-29-10)
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Memories of basic training

This interview was conducted at the 1998 Americans of Japanese Ancestry Veterans National Convention, held in Honolulu, Hawaii. Because of the full conference schedule, interviews conducted at the reunion were generally shorter in length than the typical Densho interview and tend to concentrate on the individual's military service during World War II.

Susumu Ito Segment 22 (ddr-densho-1000-29-22)
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Witnessing atrocities during World War II

This interview was conducted at the 1998 Americans of Japanese Ancestry Veterans National Convention, held in Honolulu, Hawaii. Because of the full conference schedule, interviews conducted at the reunion were generally shorter in length than the typical Densho interview and tend to concentrate on the individual's military service during World …

Susumu Ito Segment 14 (ddr-densho-1000-29-14)
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Signing up for artillery duty

This interview was conducted at the 1998 Americans of Japanese Ancestry Veterans National Convention, held in Honolulu, Hawaii. Because of the full conference schedule, interviews conducted at the reunion were generally shorter in length than the typical Densho interview and tend to concentrate on the individual's military service during World War …

Susumu Ito Segment 21 (ddr-densho-1000-29-21)
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The psychology of war and killing

This interview was conducted at the 1998 Americans of Japanese Ancestry Veterans National Convention, held in Honolulu, Hawaii. Because of the full conference schedule, interviews conducted at the reunion were generally shorter in length than the typical Densho interview and tend to concentrate on the individual's military service during World …

May Y. Namba Interview Segment 33 (ddr-densho-1000-171-33)
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Husband's experiences during World War II serving with the 522nd Field Artillery Battalion
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