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Nisei soldiers in Italy (ddr-densho-164-73)
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Nisei soldier's caption: Apennines. Our boys advancing hills after hills. In April again we finally hit Italy and took part in the final drive to clear Italy of the jerries. Hill Georgia Ohio 1.2.3. will never be forgotten. Our outfit fought with the 92nd, a Negro outfit, who were doing everything but killing jerries. Scared of …
Nisei soldiers in Italy (ddr-densho-164-117)
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Nisei soldier's caption: San Pellogrini where our 442nd rest camp was located. If we couldn't go to some other place on pass we came here to take it easy for four days.
Nisei soldiers in Italy (ddr-densho-164-76)
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Nisei soldier's caption: Entering an Italian village.
Nisei soldiers in Italy (ddr-densho-164-119)
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Nisei soldier's caption: Casino at San Pellogrini. San Pellogrini where our 442nd rest camp was located. If we couldn't go to some other place on pass we came here to take it easy for four days.
Nisei soldiers in Italy (ddr-densho-164-78)
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Nisei soldier's caption: Margioso, Ham near a house. Germans surrenders in Italy, Finito La Guerra. After running all over Northern Italy the victory was in sight for us. The Germans finally gave up May 1945. What a relief it was, no more fighting. Now what we were going to do was a big question. After a …
Nisei soldiers in Italy (ddr-densho-164-114)
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Nisei soldier's caption: San Pellogrini where our 442nd rest camp was located. If we couldn't go to some other place on pass we came here to take it easy for four days.
Nisei soldiers in Italy (ddr-densho-164-94)
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Nisei soldier's caption: Lake Como and in the background Lecco.
Nisei soldier in Italy (ddr-densho-164-90)
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Nisei soldier's caption: Ronald Miwa, Platoon Sarg. It was a sad time for us to see our friends we slept and fought together with leave. But they earned it most of them being in the army from four to six years, and fought from Salerno on. It was a sad place with new replacements in their …
Nisei soldiers in Italy (ddr-densho-164-118)
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Nisei soldier's caption: Pretty soft after sleeping on ground. San Pellogrini where our 442nd rest camp was located. If we couldn't go to some other place on pass we came here to take it easy for four days.
Nisei soldier in Italy (ddr-densho-164-91)
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Nisei soldier's caption: Wireman Gordon Kadowaki. It was a sad time for us to see our friends we slept and fought together with leave. But they earned it most of them being in the army from four to six years, and fought from Salerno on. It was a sad place with new replacements in their place.
Nisei soldiers in Italy (ddr-densho-164-82)
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Nisei soldier's caption: Our hotel in Novi Ligure.
USO show in Italy (ddr-densho-164-107)
img USO show in Italy (ddr-densho-164-107)
Nisei soldier's caption: Dorothy Hasegawa originally came from Sacramento. 10 years ago she came to Italy to study music. The war caught her in Milan and in meantime became one of the leading soprano. Our boys had quite a feast when they visited her. She cooked Japanese food for them.
Nisei soldiers in Italy (ddr-densho-164-75)
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Nisei soldier's caption: Turkomans guarded by partisans. These Turks were captured by the Germans in Russia and taken to Italy as laborers. The partisans were of use during the end of the war in rounding up the surrendering jerries but not when they fired back.
Nisei soldiers in Italy (ddr-densho-164-83)
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Nisei soldier's caption: Our big boss Col. Miller had us back to the Shelby days. More parades and such. Coming home after drill.
USO show in Italy (ddr-densho-164-101)
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Nisei soldier's caption: We were fortunate to see again good old American beauty when "The Jinx" visited us in Lecco. Cameras really were clicking.
Nisei soldiers in Italy (ddr-densho-164-115)
img Nisei soldiers in Italy (ddr-densho-164-115)
Nisei soldier's caption: San Pellogrini where our 442nd rest camp was located. If we couldn't go to some other place on pass we came here to take it easy for four days.
Nisei soldiers in Italy (ddr-densho-164-95)
img Nisei soldiers in Italy (ddr-densho-164-95)
Nisei soldier's caption: Lake Como and in the background Lecco.
Nisei soldiers in Italy (ddr-densho-164-121)
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Nisei soldier's caption: Railwood car of "wood" to the sticks.
Nisei soldiers in Italy (ddr-densho-164-89)
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Nisei soldier's caption: Going home. Marshall Higa, Fukuda, Monzuke, Oki.
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