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Narrator Larry "Shorty" Kazumura

Nisei male. Born November 7, 1920, in Mountain View, Hawaii. Grew up in Hawaii, where parents ran a sugar cane plantation. Was working hauling lumber when Japan attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Was not dismissed from work like other Japanese Americans, and was required to clean up the aftermath of the bombing. Volunteered for …

Narrator Lawson I. Sakai

Nisei male. Born October 27, 1923, in Montebello, California. Grew up in Montebello, where father and other family members ran a farm. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, family moved to Colorado to avoid mass removal. In 1943, volunteered for the army and joined the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, fighting in campaigns in Italy and France. …
Denson Tribune Vol. I No. 87 (December 28, 1943) (ddr-densho-144-128)
doc Denson Tribune Vol. I No. 87 (December 28, 1943) (ddr-densho-144-128)
Selected article titles: "Response to Recruiting Commended" (p. 1), "Cheerless, But Spirit is Present" (p. 1), "Weighing Trinity of R's for this Center" (p. 2), "Avenues Leading to Relocation: Seeking Secondary Education in Chicago" (p. 3), "Leading Press Agencies Extol Achievements of 'The 100th' in Italy" (p. 4), "Ping Pong Popular Throughout the Center" (p. 5).
Three nisei soldiers (ddr-densho-114-29)
img Three nisei soldiers (ddr-densho-114-29)
Original caption: S. Agata Di Goti, Italy. 2nd Lt. Hideo Kaichi, 2nd Lt. Yutaka K. Yoshida, and 2nd Lt. Bouo F. Tanigawa, all from the Hawaiian Islands and veterans of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, just after they received their bars after completing the twelve-week course at the Leadership and Battle School. 14 July 1945.
Nisei soldiers awaiting furlough (ddr-densho-114-30)
img Nisei soldiers awaiting furlough (ddr-densho-114-30)
Original caption: Oahu, T. H. At the HQ Replacement Training Command, enlisted men of the 100th Infantry Bn., now in the 623rd Caual Company, 13th Replacement depot, happily await 30-day furloughs and subsequent discharges. The entire group saw action in Africa, Italy, and Southern France. Many hold Purple Heart and Presidential Citations. 27 June 1945.
Nisei mortar crew (ddr-densho-114-54)
img Nisei mortar crew (ddr-densho-114-54)
Original caption: Fifth Army, Montenerro, Italy. Members of the mortar crew of 100th Bn., Americans of Japanese descent, practice firing into the hills, reported active with German snipers. They are, L. to R., Wallace Higa of Paia Maui (Hawaii), James Ishimoto of Honolulu, and Jitsuo Kobayashi of Honolulu. 7 August 1944. [The correct spelling of the …
Memorial service (ddr-densho-114-85)
img Memorial service (ddr-densho-114-85)
Original caption: Cecina Area, Italy. Bugler Pfc. Charles Kimura of Honolulu, T.H., plays taps as the rifle squad stands at "present arms," after firing salute to the 72 members of the 2nd Bn., 442nd Inf. Regt., honored at a memorial service held after one month of combat. The regiment consists of Japanese Americans. U.S. Fifth Army. …
Nisei soldier in plane (ddr-densho-114-95)
img Nisei soldier in plane (ddr-densho-114-95)
Original caption: Castrellina Sector, Italy. S/Sgt. Arata Kimura, San Jose, Calif., 522nd Field Artillery Bn., 442nd Inf. Regt., 34th Division, observer, Left, and Cub Pilot Lt. Joseph C. Polancii, Winnsboro, LA., (Monroe Papers) confer before taking off from a forward airstrip. U.S. Fifth Army. 12 July 1944. [The correct spelling of the location is Castellina.]
Mortar crew (ddr-densho-114-116)
img Mortar crew (ddr-densho-114-116)
Original caption: Fifth Army, Montenerro Area, Italy. The mortar crew of the 100th Bn., Americans of Japanese descent, practice firing into the hills reported active with German snipers. L. to R., Wallace Higa of Paia Maui, Hawaii; James Ishimoto of Honolulu, Hawaii; Jitsuo Kobayashi of Honolulu, Hawaii. 7 August 1944. [The correct spelling of the location …
Leaving for reserve (ddr-densho-114-53)
img Leaving for reserve (ddr-densho-114-53)
Original caption: Castrellina Area, Italy. Platoon leader Lt. Charles Coyne, Boston, Mass., and Sgt. Nakoto Taguchi, Lihue Kauai, T. H., an American of Japanese descent of the 100th Inf. Bn., 442nd Regt., light up while preparing to leave for reserve after 16 days of hill fighting for Leghorn. 15 July 1944. [The correct spelling of the …
Nisei soldiers firing a cannon (ddr-densho-114-27)
img Nisei soldiers firing a cannon (ddr-densho-114-27)
Original caption: Castrellina Sector, Italy. Firing the 105-mm Howitzer in the Battle for Leghorn are Gunner Cpl. Edward Nakamura, Honolulu, T. H., and Cannoneer Pfc. George Tanna, Honolulu, T. H., American-born Japanese members of the 442nd Inf. Regt., 34th Division. U.S. Fifth Army. 12 July 1944. [The correct spelling of the location is Castellina.]
Colorado Times Vol. 31, No. 4344 (August 2, 1945) (ddr-densho-150-56)
doc Colorado Times Vol. 31, No. 4344 (August 2, 1945) (ddr-densho-150-56)
Selected article titles: "Disgracing Santa Maria"; "Kalifornians' 'Midsummer Dansant' at Hotel Sherman Sunday, Aug. 12"; "House Group to Hold Hearings on Nisei"; "Union Convicts 5 in Racial Dispute"; "YPF to Take Evergreen Outing"; "Nisei Unit Gets Third Citation"; "Nisei Released in War Plants Poisonings"; "San Jose JACL Plans Cornbake"; "Nisei Heads GI Group at Their College …
The Ceremony for the Great German Reich's Victory (ddr-njpa-1-63)
img The Ceremony for the Great German Reich's Victory (ddr-njpa-1-63)
Caption on reverse [translation]: "'Ceremony for the Great German Reich's Victory' Opens. (Berlin) Domei. The 'Ceremony for the Great German Reich's Victory' was held in Berlin's Kroll Opera House on July 19, drawing the attention of the world. Photograph: 1. Foreign Minister Ciano from Germany's ally Italy visited Berlin to attend the ceremony. [stamped] August 11, …
The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 20 No. 17 (April  28, 1945) (ddr-pc-17-17)
doc The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 20 No. 17 (April 28, 1945) (ddr-pc-17-17)
Selected article titles: "Placer County Jury Rules Trio Innocent of Terrorism. Defendants Acquitted on All Counts After White Supremacy Plea by Defense Attorney" (p. 1), "Nisei Troops Returned Secretly To Italy, Moved into Positions At Night to Surprise Germans" (p. 2), "California Anti-Evacuee Groups Organize State Body to Carry On Campaign Against Nisei" (p. 2).
Memorial service (ddr-densho-114-82)
img Memorial service (ddr-densho-114-82)
Original caption: U.S. Fifth Army, Cecina Area, Italy. American soldiers of Japanese descent of the 2nd Bn., 442nd Inf. Regt., bow their heads in prayer for their departed comrades who gave their lives in combat with the enemy in the area north of Rome. The memorial services are being held at the Battalion Headquarters area near …
Nisei soldiers (ddr-densho-114-92)
img Nisei soldiers (ddr-densho-114-92)
Original caption: Oahu, T.H. Pvt. Naoto Mausuura, Hamakuapoko, Maui, and Tec/Sgt. David Malo, Jr., 110 A. Keaukaha St., Hilo, Hawaii, check the locations of some of the battles in which they fought in Italy, Africa and Southern France. Both men are members of the 100th Infantry Battalion, and have received the Purple Heart and Presidential Citation. …
Nisei captain giving medical aid (ddr-densho-114-91)
img Nisei captain giving medical aid (ddr-densho-114-91)
Original caption: Castrellina Sector, Italy. At an aid station in a wine cellar, Capt. J. Kimura of Berkeley, Calif., lances an infected finger for Pvt. Claude Lunn of Willsville, New York, Right, while Tec 5 George Kobayashi of Honolulu, T.H., holds a flashlight. All are of the 442nd Inf. Regt., 34th Division. U.S. Fifth Army. [The …
Nisei soldiers meeting with General Clark (ddr-densho-114-117)
img Nisei soldiers meeting with General Clark (ddr-densho-114-117)
Original caption: Lucca Area, Italy. Gen. Mark W. Clark, CG of the Fifteenth Army Group (touring the 92nd Division Area) welcomes the men of the 442nd Regiment, and the 100th Battalion, who are now under his command. General Clark formerly commanded them while he was CG of the Fifth Army, and they were then with the …
Nisei soldier with orphan (ddr-densho-114-77)
img Nisei soldier with orphan (ddr-densho-114-77)
Original caption: Lecco, Italy. Pfc. George Morihiro, Company "I", 442nd Infantry Regiment, adopted a little orphan, one of the group from the St. Joseph's Orphanage that attended the 4th of July Party at the Red Cross given by members of the 442nd Regiment, for the evening and made sure that she had plenty of sweets to …
Nisei soldiers in combat (ddr-densho-114-121)
img Nisei soldiers in combat (ddr-densho-114-121)
Original caption: U.S. Fifth Army, Montenerro, Italy. Pvt. Veikichi Arakaki of Koloa Kauai, T.H., an American of Japanese descent of the 100th Inf. Bn., and his comrade at the left are firing rifle grenades at German snipers reported active in this vicinity. Bursts fall upon the hillsides. U.S. Fifth Army, 7 August 1944. [The correct spelling …
The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 18 No. 11 (March 18, 1944) (ddr-pc-16-12)
doc The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 18 No. 11 (March 18, 1944) (ddr-pc-16-12)
Selected article titles: "Rep. Eberharter Challenges Dies Report on Tule Lake" (p. 1), "Announce Reopening of Hawaii Draft" (p. 1), "Heroism of Nisei Soldiers Now In Italy Has Good Effect on Public Opinion, Says Captain" (p. 2), "Hold Hearings For Residents of Tule Lake" (p. 3), "Federal District Court Rules Gen. DeWitt Had No Right to …
George T.
vh George T. "Joe" Sakato Interview (ddr-manz-1-29)
Nisei male. Born February 19, 1921, in Colton, California. In 1942, moved with family to Glendale, Arizona, during the "voluntary evacuation" period. Volunteered for the military and served with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team as a replacement troop. Fought in Italy and France in 1944, and was the recipient of the Distinguished Service Cross, which was …
Taketora Jim Tanaka Interview (ddr-manz-1-50)
vh Taketora Jim Tanaka Interview (ddr-manz-1-50)
Nisei male. Born January 2, 1926, in Sacramento, California. Grew up in Sacramento, where parents ran a farm. During World War II, removed to the Marysville Assembly Center and Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Transferred to the Topaz concentration camp, Utah. Drafted into the army, and served with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team in Italy. Following …
Nisei soldiers (ddr-densho-37-343)
img Nisei soldiers (ddr-densho-37-343)
Original caption: Cpl. Edward Nakamura, Honolulu, T.H., Gunner, No. 1 Cannoneer; Pvt. Suehiko Yoshida, Puunene, T.H., No. 2 Cannoneer; and Pfc. Mamoru Yonashiro, Oahu, T.H., Telephone Operator, all of [the] 522nd Field Artillery, 442nd Inf. Regt., 34th Div., L to R, are at a 105-mm howitzer firing at the enemy in the battle for Leghorn, Italy. …
Highly decorated Nisei soldier (ddr-densho-114-133)
img Highly decorated Nisei soldier (ddr-densho-114-133)
Original caption: Oahu, T.H. After 34 months of action in Italy and France, when he became the most highly decorated of the 46 veterans of the 100th Bn., 34th Div., T/Sgt. Yukio Yokota of Honolulu, T.H., is honorably discharged under the Army point system. His citations include the Distinguished Service Cross, Purple Heart, Legion of Merit, …
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