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Japanese American soldier at Pisa Tower (ddr-densho-201-94)
img Japanese American soldier at Pisa Tower (ddr-densho-201-94)
Japanese American soldier standing in front of a bell at the top of the Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy. Caption on reverse: "Jim Tateoka, Pisa Tower."
Soldier in field in front of tent (ddr-densho-368-270)
img Soldier in field in front of tent (ddr-densho-368-270)
Caption: Somewhere in Italy. Back row, left to right: Ryo Shinoda, Taro Katajama (deceased), Josh Morimoto. Front row, left to right: Yosh Oshiki, William Iino, Willie Fujioka
doc "The Stars and Stripes Mediterranean" Newspaper April 1946 (ddr-densho-201-449)
"The Stars and Stripes Mediterranean; Unofficial paper of U.S. forces in the Mediterranean Theatre; Vol. 2, No. 261, Wednesday, April 10, 1946; Printed in Italy; Five Lire."
Rohwer Outpost Vol. V No. 10 (July 29, 1944) (ddr-densho-143-188)
doc Rohwer Outpost Vol. V No. 10 (July 29, 1944) (ddr-densho-143-188)
Selected article titles: "Storm Causes Minor Damages" (p. 1), "Head of Operations Looks Over Center" (p. 1), "442nd Regiment on Italy Front Goes for Broke" (p. 1).
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."
Scrapbook page (ddr-densho-35-328)
doc Scrapbook page (ddr-densho-35-328)
Various newspaper articles on Japanese American soldiers, including one from Coronet Magazine titled: "Japanese Americans Fighting Valiantly in Italy Have Proved Their Loyalty With Blood." Other newspapers unknown.
Letter from Alvin Uchiyama to Kathleen Koga Uchiyama (ddr-densho-406-147)
doc Letter from Alvin Uchiyama to Kathleen Koga Uchiyama (ddr-densho-406-147)
Has not been gambling, but did gamble when he was first in Italy, and was still a little upset that they didn't have another baby before he left.
Letter from Shirley Cobb, [volunteer], American Red Cross, to Kune Hisatomi, Pfc., U.S. Army, [July 27, 1945?] (ddr-csujad-1-1)
doc Letter from Shirley Cobb, [volunteer], American Red Cross, to Kune Hisatomi, Pfc., U.S. Army, [July 27, 1945?] (ddr-csujad-1-1)
V-mail from Shirley Cobb, American Red Cross volunteer, to Kune Hisatomi, Pfc., U.S. Army. Shirley Cobb described her work: She worked at an airport in Florence, Italy. She learned that Kune also stayed in Italy and tried to locate him. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_01_01_001
Tamaki Miura, Toshiko Sekiya and other singers at a dinner (ddr-njpa-4-937)
img Tamaki Miura, Toshiko Sekiya and other singers at a dinner (ddr-njpa-4-937)
Caption on reverse [translation]: "Italian Music Association Formed. Our prominent musical figure who studied in Italy is planning to form an association to strengthen the ties of friendship between Japan and Italy. The opening ceremony was held from 1:00 p.m. (The picture shows the attending musicians, from right, Toshiko Sekiya, Ayako Kikuchi, Yoshiko Nagasaka, Tamaki Miura, …
Nisei soldier (ddr-densho-37-28)
img Nisei soldier (ddr-densho-37-28)
Original caption: Pfc. Arthur Shinyama sprays a stream of machine gun fire from a thicket somewhere in Italy. Nazi prisoners taken by these troops could not believe their eyes.
100th Infantry Battalion soldiers (ddr-densho-114-181)
img 100th Infantry Battalion soldiers (ddr-densho-114-181)
Original caption: Japanese-American Infantrymen of the 100th Infantry Battalion, 34th Division, moving up to the front, on a dusty road in the Volletri area, Italy. May 28, 1944.
100th Infantry Battalion soldiers (ddr-densho-114-180)
img 100th Infantry Battalion soldiers (ddr-densho-114-180)
Original caption: Japanese-American Infantrymen of the 100th Infantry Battalion, 34th Division, moving up to the front, on a dusty road in the Volletri area, Italy. May 28, 1944.
Guest card for Florence hotel (ddr-densho-201-265)
img Guest card for Florence hotel (ddr-densho-201-265)
"Hotel Majestic, Florence, Italy, Operated by Headquarters Command P.B.S. Transient Enlisted Personnel, Guest Card, This card must be presented for all meals. Expires 25/7/46, Room No. 16."
Topaz Times Vol. IV No. 30 (September 9, 1943) (ddr-densho-142-210)
doc Topaz Times Vol. IV No. 30 (September 9, 1943) (ddr-densho-142-210)
Selected article titles: "Problems Arise as Garage Crew Leaves Work" (p. 1), "Italy Conferred Military Truce" (p. 1), "125 Topaz Families Relocate; Majority in Salt Lake City" (p. 3).
Soldier standing in front of statue in Milan, Italy (ddr-densho-368-251)
img Soldier standing in front of statue in Milan, Italy (ddr-densho-368-251)
Soldiers of 442nd Regimental Combat Team in front of Equestrian statue of Victor Emmanuel II in the Piazza del Duomo.
Gila News-Courier Vol. III No. 188 (November 11, 1944) (ddr-densho-141-344)
doc Gila News-Courier Vol. III No. 188 (November 11, 1944) (ddr-densho-141-344)
Selected article titles: "Twenty Six Get Physical Notices" (p. 1), "Rivers Holds Craft Exhibits" (p. 1), "Italy: Nisei Take Hill 140" (p. 2), "Relocation Chief Gives Resettlement Pointers" (p. 5).
Letter from Shirley Cobb, [volunteer], American Red Cross, to Kune Hisatomi, Pfc., U.S. Army, [October 27, 1945?] (ddr-csujad-1-3)
doc Letter from Shirley Cobb, [volunteer], American Red Cross, to Kune Hisatomi, Pfc., U.S. Army, [October 27, 1945?] (ddr-csujad-1-3)
Correspondence from Shirley Cobb, American Red Cross volunteer, to Kune Hisatomi, Pfc., U.S. Army. Shirley Cobb informed Kune of her work locations: She was in Bagnoli, Italy, then moved to Naples, Italy and was working at a club in an airport. She also discussed about returning home. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese …

Narrator Genro Kashiwa

Nisei male. Born April 27, 1923, in Waialua, Hawaii. Grew up in Hawaii, where father was a Buddhist priest. During World War II, served with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team in France and Italy. After the war, went to law school and eventually returned to Hawaii.
100th Infantry Battalion soldiers moving by truck (ddr-densho-114-3)
img 100th Infantry Battalion soldiers moving by truck (ddr-densho-114-3)
Original caption: Livorno Area, Italy. Moving into the center of Livorno are troops of the 100th Japanese-American Infantry, 34th Inf. Div., in a 6 x 6 truck. 5A. 19 July 1944.
442nd Regimental Combat Team members running for cover in Italy (ddr-densho-114-2)
img 442nd Regimental Combat Team members running for cover in Italy (ddr-densho-114-2)
Original caption: Italy. Americans of Japanese descent, Infantrymen of the 442nd Regiment, run for cover as a German artillery shell is about to land outside the building. Fifth Army 4 April 1945.
Minidoka Irrigator Vol. III No. 42 (December 11, 1943) (ddr-densho-119-67)
doc Minidoka Irrigator Vol. III No. 42 (December 11, 1943) (ddr-densho-119-67)
Selected article titles: "Inspectors Register All Aliens" (p. 1), "Nisei Casualties in Italy Released by War Dept." (p. 1), "Nisei in Italy Draws Major's Praises; Hit Hard Opponent" (p. 1), "Myer Answers Dies Investigation Charges" (p. 1), "Coast Fair Play Committee Backs WRA on Tule Program" (p. 1), "U.S. Circuit Court Upholds Legality of Evacuation" (p. …
Combat training (ddr-densho-114-50)
img Combat training (ddr-densho-114-50)
Original caption: Italy. Lt. John Ko, of the Japanese-American Battalion, 133rd Infantry, on reconnaissance looking for supposedly enemy in mock maneuvers prepartory to going into battle against the Germans. 12 Oct 1943.
Captured German jeep (ddr-densho-114-119)
img Captured German jeep (ddr-densho-114-119)
Original caption: Americans of Japanese descent of the 100th Infantry Battalion, 34th Division, Fifth Army, examine a still smouldering German vehicle, after entering Leghorn, Italy, which they helped to capture. July 19, 1944.
Rohwer Outpost Vol. V No. 18 (August 26, 1944) (ddr-densho-143-196)
doc Rohwer Outpost Vol. V No. 18 (August 26, 1944) (ddr-densho-143-196)
Selected article titles: "New Day Passes to McGehee. Shoppers Will Go by Districts" (p. 1), "Nisei Heroes in Italy Honored by War Dept." (p. 1), "Rule Limits Mailing of Food Overseas" (p. 1).
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