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Envelopes for three letters from Italy to internees in Ft. Missoula, Montana, 1942 (ddr-csujad-55-1343)
doc Envelopes for three letters from Italy to internees in Ft. Missoula, Montana, 1942 (ddr-csujad-55-1343)
Three 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 14. See also sac_jaac_1334 through sac_jaac_1529. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1345
Poston Chronicle Vol. XX No. 19 (September 14, 1944) (ddr-densho-145-557)
doc Poston Chronicle Vol. XX No. 19 (September 14, 1944) (ddr-densho-145-557)
Selected article titles: "Boy Killed Playing War" (p. 1), "45 Japanese-Americans from Centers Killed in Italy" (p. 1), "Mess Hall Proposal is Further Mooted" (p. 2), "Relocating Minors Must Have Exam" (p. 2), "Editorial: School and the Post-War Period" (p. 5), "Cannery Offers are Numerous" (p. 5).
Granada Pioneer Vol. I No. 106 (October 6, 1943) (ddr-densho-147-107)
doc Granada Pioneer Vol. I No. 106 (October 6, 1943) (ddr-densho-147-107)
Selected article titles: "Third Polio Victim: Five-Year-Old Boy Stricken" (p. 1), "Labor Camp Incident Provoked by Transients" (p. 1), "Nisei Troops in Italy Prove They are Real Americans" (p. 1), "Discharge of Japs in Service Urged" (p. 2), "Japanese Problem May Become an Important Issue" (p. 3).
The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 19 No. 9 (September 9, 1944) (ddr-pc-16-37)
doc The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 19 No. 9 (September 9, 1944) (ddr-pc-16-37)
Selected article titles: "Japanese Americans Honor Fallen Comrades" (p. 1), "Recent Developments Indicate Early Opening of Evacuated Area to Japanese Americans" (p. 2), "45 Japanese Americans from Relocation Centers Killed in Italy to Date, Reports Myer" (p. 3), "JACL Petitions Military for Right to Reopen Coast Office" (p. 3).
Iino Family Collection (ddr-densho-368)
Collection Iino Family Collection (ddr-densho-368)
This collection contains selections from two photo albums. One album of photographs and other materials associated with Corporal William Iino's military service with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team in Italy and France between 1944 and 1945. The second album contains photographs and other materials associated with the 50th reunion of the 442nd RCT in Hawaii in …
Presidential Citation award ceremony (ddr-densho-114-130)
img Presidential Citation award ceremony (ddr-densho-114-130)
Original caption: Lt. Gen. Lucian K. Truscott, CG. U.S. Fifth Army. ties Presidential Citation ribbon on the guidon of the 442nd Infantry Regiment's 3rd Battalion, during ceremonies at Peninsular Base Section, Yankee Stadium, Leghorn, Italy. Col. T.J. Miller, CO, 442nd Infantry Regiment, stands on Gen. Truscott's left. 9/4/45.
Nisei soldier (ddr-densho-114-49)
img Nisei soldier (ddr-densho-114-49)
Original caption: Castrellina Sector, Italy. At a forward Command Post, Pfc. Bob T. Nakamura of Oahu, Hawaii, 442nd Inf. Regt., 34th Division, makes sure that he will not loose his laundry by hanging it on a jeep. U.S. Fifth Army. 12 July 1944. [The correct spelling of the location is Castellina.]
Nisei soldier in battle (ddr-densho-114-55)
img Nisei soldier in battle (ddr-densho-114-55)
Original caption: Near Montenerro, Italy. Kookuro Moriguchi, an American of Japanese descent, 100th Inf. Bn., Honolulu, Hawaii, fires his M-1 into hills reported active with German snipers. The mortar bursts appear on the hill skyline in the distance. 7 August 1944. [The correct spelling of the location is Montenero.]
Nisei soldiers leaving for reserve (ddr-densho-114-118)
img Nisei soldiers leaving for reserve (ddr-densho-114-118)
Original caption: Castrellina Area, Italy. The strain of 16 days of battle for Leghorn shows in the faces of these American troops of Japanese descent of the 100th Infantry Bn., as they leave for the Regimental Reserve U.S. Fifth Army. 15 July 1944. [The correct spelling of the location is Castellina.]
Nisei soldier blinded during battle (ddr-densho-114-129)
img Nisei soldier blinded during battle (ddr-densho-114-129)
Original caption: Yoshinao Omiya, former soldier with the famed 100th Inf. Bn., blinded in the Volturno River battle in Italy when a buddy tripped over a booby trap, leaves his home, guided by his seeing-eye dog, Audrey, purchased from Seeing-Eye Inc. for $1.00. 5/2/45. Honolulu, T.H.
100th [Infantry] Battalion Combat timeline (ddr-csujad-1-59)
doc 100th [Infantry] Battalion Combat timeline (ddr-csujad-1-59)
Lists the military operations in Italy and France by 100th Infantry Battalion Combat chronologically from September 2, 1943 through May 31, 1945. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_06_002
Jap-American unit in Italy cited by clark; Nisei Regiment receives banner of honor (ddr-csujad-49-185)
doc Jap-American unit in Italy cited by clark; Nisei Regiment receives banner of honor (ddr-csujad-49-185)
Newspaper articles from July 1946 about the honors and accolades of the all-Nisei 442nd Regimental Combat Team. Items from: pages 96-97 of the Sue Kato scrapbook (gfb_skc_001). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: 2019_002_001_062_01

Narrator Toshikazu "Tosh" Okamoto

Nisei male. Born October 8, 1926, in Seattle, Washington. Grew up in Renton, Washington, where father operated a farm. During World War II, was removed to the Pinedale Assembly Center and Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Briefly transferred to the Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. Drafted into the army and served in Italy as a replacement …
442d RCT Combat timeline (ddr-csujad-1-60)
doc 442d RCT Combat timeline (ddr-csujad-1-60)
Lists the military training and operations in Italy, France, and Germany by 442nd Regimental Combat Team chronologically from February 1, 1943 through May 31, 1945. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_02_06_003
Manzanar Free Press Vol. IV No. 14 (October 23, 1943) (ddr-densho-125-178)
doc Manzanar Free Press Vol. IV No. 14 (October 23, 1943) (ddr-densho-125-178)
Selected article titles: "Nisei Squad Saves Allied Paratroopers. Hawaiians in Italy Enter Benevento" (p. 1), "Hog Project Gets Underway as Hogs Arrive" (p. 1), "General Leave Cleave Clearance Hearings to Begin Monday" (p. 1), "Evacuee Learns of American Justice" (p. 1), "Honor Segregants at Goh Tournament" (p. 2), "Refuse Offers of Chicago Employers" (p. 3).
Nisei soldiers receiving Presidential Citation (ddr-densho-114-79)
img Nisei soldiers receiving Presidential Citation (ddr-densho-114-79)
Original caption: Rosignano Area, Italy. The standards of Company A, B, C, and D of the 100th Inf. Bn., 442nd Regt., 34th Division, composed of Americans of Japanese descent, are topped with flying battle streamers, awarded through a Presidential Citation, tied on by Lt. Gen. Mark W. Clark, CG, U.S. Fifth Army. 27 July 1944.
Certification ceremony (ddr-densho-114-31)
img Certification ceremony (ddr-densho-114-31)
Original caption: Oahu, T. H. The first 48 veterans to be discharged from the Army under the point system, seated here, are waiting for their certification at the Separation Center. All but two are members of the famous 100th Battalion, 34th Division, which saw plenty of action in Italy and France. 23 May 1945.
Nisei soldiers marching (ddr-densho-114-182)
img Nisei soldiers marching (ddr-densho-114-182)
Original caption: Vada Area, Italy. Men of Company H, 100th Inf. Bn., 442nd Regiment, U.S. Fifth Army, march through Vada to the area where Lt. Gen. Mark W. Clark will present the Presidential Citation for outstanding action in combat to the 100th Inf. Bn., composed of American troops of Japanese descent. 27 July 1944.
Rocky Shimpo Vol. 12, No. 53 (May 2, 1945) (ddr-densho-148-142)
doc Rocky Shimpo Vol. 12, No. 53 (May 2, 1945) (ddr-densho-148-142)
Selected article titles: "Dillon Myer Raps Coast Agitators"; "Waits Army Call"; "On the Other Hand"; "Seeking Workers"; "20% Favor, 20% Oppose Evacuees' Return"; "Perfectly Plain?"; "Convalescents"; "16 Shooting Cases in Four Months"; "Repeat Pattern"; "Singer and Pianist Will Give Recital on May 18"; "Bowling Tournament in Salt Lake City"; "Dead"; "Casualties Mount in Italy Campaign."
Colorado Times Vol. 31, No. 4299 (April 19, 1945) (ddr-densho-150-12)
doc Colorado Times Vol. 31, No. 4299 (April 19, 1945) (ddr-densho-150-12)
Selected article titles: "Petty Jealousy and Economic Rivalry Causes of Nebraska Incident, Says WRA Official"; "Pietro and the Nisei Terrify Nazis in Italy"; "Pacific War Scenes to be Shown at JACL Meeting"; "Sacramento YMCA Sets Up Quarters to House Nisei"; "Hana Matsuri Observed"; "Nisei Likes Philadelphia"; "WRA Officer Moved to New Post in West."
Colorado Times Vol. 31, No. 4305 (May 3, 1945) (ddr-densho-150-18)
doc Colorado Times Vol. 31, No. 4305 (May 3, 1945) (ddr-densho-150-18)
Selected article titles: "Nisei are Still Targets for Terror in California"; "Only 200 Nisei Settled in Chicago Return West"; "Killed in Action"; "WRA Declines Bid for Farm Workers"; "Salt Lake JACL to Sponsor Bowling Tournament"; "Inter-Racial Group to Meet with Bussei"; "Maekawa-Kato Nuptials in Ohio"; "Henderson Nisei Dies of Wounds Received in Italy."
The Newell Star, Vol. I, No. 30 (September 21, 1944) (ddr-densho-284-36)
doc The Newell Star, Vol. I, No. 30 (September 21, 1944) (ddr-densho-284-36)
Selected article titles: "Adopt Resolution to Send Gifts to Japanese Soldiers Held by US: Gift Drive Expected in Near Future" (p. 1), "Myer Reports 45 Center Nisei Killed in Italy; Tule Casualties Given" (pp. 1-2), "Mexicans Want to Intern Japanese" (p. 1), and "Department of Justice: Report Shows Decrease in Alien Population" (p. 2).
Galeazzo Ciano at the four-party talks (ddr-njpa-1-65)
img Galeazzo Ciano at the four-party talks (ddr-njpa-1-65)
Caption on reverse [translation]: "Reaching Agreement on Hungary-Romania Border. (Vienna) Domei. Italian Foreign Minister Ciano (right) and Germany Foreign Minister Ribbentrop (left) attending the four-party talks held in Vienna on August 29 by Germany, Italy, Hungary, and Romania to determine the Hungary-Romania border. (taken at Vienna Station). [stamped] September 26, 1940."
Nisei soldiers (ddr-densho-37-339)
img Nisei soldiers (ddr-densho-37-339)
Original caption: The standards of Company A, B, C, and D of the 100th Infantry Battalion, 442nd Regiment, 34th Division, composed of Americans of Japanese descent, are topped with flying battle streamers, awarded through a presidential citation, tied on by Lt. Gen. Mark W. Clark, CG, U.S. Fifth Army. Rosignano Area, Italy, 7/27/44.
Hisaye Yamamoto Interview Segment 12 (ddr-densho-1002-10-12)
vh Hisaye Yamamoto Interview Segment 12 (ddr-densho-1002-10-12)
Thoughts on the registration period in camp; brother volunteered for military, killed in Italy at age nineteen

This interview was conducted by sisters Emiko and Chizuko Omori for their 1999 documentary, Rabbit in the Moon, about the Japanese American resisters of conscience in the World War II incarceration camps. As a result, the interviews in …

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