Japanese American chaplain
ddr-densho-114-109 (Legacy UID: denshopd-i114-00109)
Original caption: Camp Shelby, Mississippi. Japanese-American Combat Team. At Camp Shelby, Miss. Americans of Japanese ancestry from California, Hawaii, and other areas are undergoing intensive training as an Army combat team. One group of Japanese-Americans has already gone and seen action in the Mediterranean Theatre. These pictures show some of the phases of the training of the 442nd Combat team at Camp Shelby: Chaplain (Lt.) Masoa Yamada, Hawaii, junior regimental chaplain of the 442nd Infantry, the first person of Japanese ancestry to be commissioned a Chaplain in the U.S. Army reporting to Col. C.W. Pence, Commanding Officer of the Japanese-American Combat Team at Camp Shelby, Mississippi. 1943.
Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee and the U.S. Army