Original caption: Brescia Area, Italy. Pfc. Yoshito, Hilo, Hawaii, of Company "L", 3rd Battalion, 442nd Infantry Regiment, stands guard at the headquarters building of the Fifth Army enemy concentration area. He is an American of Japanese descent. 21 May 1945.
Caption on reverse [translation]: "Domei Photographic Overseas A News February 9, 1939. Covered in Snow. (Rocca Del, Italy) Domei. Italian Prime Minister Mussolini's son Romano practices skiing amid the snow while on vacation with his father. Photograph: A dashing young Romano."
200 letters written to Kathleen Koga Uchiyama from Alvin Uchiyama while awaiting deployment, and during his military service in Italy in 1944-1945. Also six letters from Kathleen to Alvin written from Highland Park, Illinois, Heart Mountain camp and after the camp closed from Mt. View California.
Selected article titles: "Employment Regulations for Students Clarified" (p. 1), "Test Cases: Council Decides to Support ACLU" (p. 1), "Nisei Troops in Italy Maintain High Morale" (p. 2), "Nisei Right to Return to Coast Being Tested" (p. 3), "Nisei Rights Upheld" (p. 3).
Selected article titles: "Summer Elementary School Program for Second Six-week Period Announced" (p. 1), "Changes Made in USO Regulations" (p. 1), "442nd Combat Team Reported Participating in Fifth Army's Attack in Italy" (p. 3), "Victim of Shooting Accident Improving" (p. 3).
Original caption: Cecina Area, Italy. The 2nd Battalion of the 442nd Inf. Regt., an American-Japanese unit, gathers in a memorial service for their comrades who have died in combat. Lt. Col. James M. Hanley, Commander, addresses the battalion. 5th Army. 1944.
Original caption: Castrellina Sector, Italy. Tec 5 William Hirata, Honolulu, Hawaii, 522nd Field Artillery Bn., 442nd Inf. Regt., 34th Division, and Lorenzo Riba, Italian soldier, Right, 11th Pack Mule Co., 34th Division, are comrades-in-arms. U.S. Fifth Army. 12 July 1944.
Original caption: Lt. Gen. Lucian K Truscott, Jr., CG, U.S. Fifth Army, salutes after fastening the Presidential Distinguished Unit Citation Banner to the guidon of Co. L, 3rd Bn., 442nd Japanese-American Combat Team, at a ceremony at Leghorn, Italy. 9/4/45.
Selected article titles: "Baseball Season Opens Tomorrow: Director to Throw First Ball" (p. 1), "War Dept.: 442nd Makes Big Gains in Italy" (pp. 1-2), "Center Firemen Help Quell Tule Lake Fire" (p. 1), and "'May Day' Set for This Sunday" (p. 4).
Two mounted envelopes for correspondence from internees, postmarked from Missoula, Montana to Italy showing censorship stamps and other postmarks. From the Mary F. Clark scrapbook, "Before I Forget, 1942-1947," page 15. See also sac_jaac_1334 through sac_jaac_1529. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1346
This interview was conducted at the 1998 Americans of Japanese Ancestry Veterans National Convention, held in Honolulu, Hawaii. Given the full conference schedule, interviews conducted at the reunion were shorter in length than typical Densho interviews and concentrated on a single topic, namely, the individual's military service during …
Nisei male. Born October 22, 1924, in Seattle, Washington. Grew up in Seattle, where father was a prominent member of the Japanese Gardeners Association. During World War II, removed to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Drafted into the army, and served in Italy with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team. Received …
Selected article titles: "Evacuee May Return After Physical Exam" (p. 1), "Forty-five Nisei Deaths Reported by Centers" (p. 1), "Letter: Disturbing to Soldiers" (p. 2), "Langford: Bed Bugs in Barracks Should be Reported" (p. 3), "Nisei Chaplain Leads Rescue Party in Italy" (p. 4).
Minoru "Min" Tsubota's daughter, Charlene Sumiko Tsubota. Born March 6, 1944, pictured at 5 months old. Min was sent overseas with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team four days after her birth. This photo was sent to Min while in combat north of Rome, Italy.
Caption on front: "Soviet Russia's leading writer, Maxim Gorki [sic], who was recalled from exile in Italy to reutrn in triumph to his native land and is now ranked as one of the immortals of the new regime. From a new candid-camera portrait. (Sovfoto.)"
Select article titles: "New York writer recalls heroism of Lt. Daniel Inouye, who led platoon up hill in Italy and cleaned out 3 machine gun nets" (p.8); "U.S. Senate urge to arrange goodwill tour of 100 Tokyo student rioters to U.S." (p.8)
Letter to Takeko Miyagi from her older brother William "Bill" Miyagi. Bill writes about his military service in Italy and Austria, and his one-day trip to Milan. He also writes about hearing that Hachi Izumi has arrived overseas, but has not seen him yet.
The Mary and Victor Ikeda Collection consists of photographs mainly from the Ikeda and Kinoshita families' time at Minidoka concentration camp. Topics include baseball and basketball in camp, employment in the Administration Building, and Francis "Bako" Kinoshita's funeral after being killed in action while fighting in Italy with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team.
Original caption: The 442nd Infantry Regiment band, the only Army musical organization whose members all are Americans of Japanese descent, plays for its regiment at a ceremony in Cecina, Italy. The band leader, M/Sgt. Jun Yamamoto, lives at 1214 Hayes St., Boise, Idaho. 7/30/44.
Original caption: Units of the 2nd and 3rd Bns., 442nd Japanese-American Combat Team pass in review before Lt. Gen. Lucian K. Truscott, Jr., CO, U.S. Fifth Army, after he has awarded them with the Presidential Distinguished Unit Citation at Yankee Stadium, Leghorn, Italy. 9/4/45.
Cardone, Italy. Pfc. Tom Masanori, Santa Cruz, Calif., 442nd Japanese-American Combat Team, sings "God Bless America," during Salerno Day Ceremony, the day that the Fifth Army becomes inoperational in the MTO, after two years of operations which ended in victory. Fifth Army. 9 Sept 1945.
Original caption: Breacia Area, Italy. S/Sgt. George Y. Fujino, Los Angeles, Calif., of Company "C", 100th Battalion, of the 442nd Infantry Regiment, looks over German clothing and equipment at the Fifth Army enemy concentration area. 18 May 1945. [The correct spelling of the location is Brescia.]
Caption on front: "A famous American receives one of the highest honors of the Italian government: Henry Ford is presented with the Cross of Grand Officer of the Crown of Italy by Count Ugo Berni Canani, Italian Vice Consul to Detroit. (Times Wide World Photos, Detroit Bureau.)"