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Weekly Press Review No. 38 (ddr-densho-156-351)
doc Weekly Press Review No. 38 (ddr-densho-156-351)
Original summary excerpt: The use of Japanese-American combat troops in the battle for Italy received widespread attention. Both AP and UP wire services carried feature stories on the exploits of these Nisei soldiers; many of the accounts received front page notice, and were accompanied by photographs. All stories emphasized the fighting spirit of the outfit -- …
Colorado Times Vol. 31, No. 4365 (September 22, 1945) (ddr-densho-150-76)
doc Colorado Times Vol. 31, No. 4365 (September 22, 1945) (ddr-densho-150-76)
Selected article titles: "Survey Vote Opposes Return"; "Military Governors for Japan. Army Specialists Trained at Monterey California"; "Parents of Nisei Heroes Return to Coast -- Find Home Burned"; "S.F. Buddhist Hostel Stoned"; "A Nisei Soldier Goes Backstage at a USO Show in Italy"; "Return of Japanese to Lake Labish Area Not Expected"; "2 Nisei Homes Fired …
Letters from Makoto Okine to Seiich, Tomeyo, and Dorothy Ai Okine, February 24, 1946 (ddr-csujad-5-135)
doc Letters from Makoto Okine to Seiich, Tomeyo, and Dorothy Ai Okine, February 24, 1946 (ddr-csujad-5-135)
Contains two letters written by Makoto Okine, addressing his parents, Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine, and his sister Dorothy Ai Okine. He writes from Leghorn, Italy, where he is stationed as a U.S. Army solder. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_01_57_001-003
Galeazzo Ciano hunting with Boleslaw Wieniawa-Dlugoszowski and Jozef Beck (ddr-njpa-1-49)
img Galeazzo Ciano hunting with Boleslaw Wieniawa-Dlugoszowski and Jozef Beck (ddr-njpa-1-49)
Caption on reverse [translation]: "Poland at a Crossroads. (Warsaw) Domei. With the increasing division of the nations of Europe into two large blocs, the actions of Poland have been drawing notice recently. Italian Foreign Minister Ciano visited Poland on February 25, where he met with influential figures. Photograph: (from left) Count Ciano, Polish Ambassador to Italy …
The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 17 No. 26 (January 1, 1944) (ddr-pc-16-1)
doc The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 17 No. 26 (January 1, 1944) (ddr-pc-16-1)
Selected article titles: "Sgt. Kuroki, Nisei War Hero, Returns to U.S." (p. 1), "War Department Announces Names of 26 Nisei Killed, 56 Wounded on Italy Front" (p. 1), "WRA Arranges Special Bus for Poston Travel" (p. 3), "Camp Conditions Satisfy Spanish Investigators" (p. 3), "Jim Crow Tendencies Among Japanese Americans Evacuees May Hamper Resettlement" (p. 5), …
Nisei soldiers sorting confiscated goods (ddr-densho-114-23)
img Nisei soldiers sorting confiscated goods (ddr-densho-114-23)
Original caption: Breacia Area, Italy. Confiscated material goes into a trailer which is run down a line of material at the Fifth Army Concentration Area. L to R: Pvt. George Nasuschige, Company C, 100th Battalion, 442nd Infantry Regiment, of Poston Arizona and Pfc. Masao Irana of Company "D", 100th Battalion, 442nd Infantry Regiment of Honolulu, Hawaii. …
Inspecting a German kitchen (ddr-densho-114-136)
img Inspecting a German kitchen (ddr-densho-114-136)
Original caption: Breacia Area, Italy. The Germans brought with them their own horse-drawn field kitchens, to the Fifth Army enemy concentration area. Here, Pfc. Genzo Toguchi, Headquarters Company, 100th Battalion, 442nd Infantry Regiment of Honolulu, Hawaii and Sgt. Seisaburo Taba, Headquarters Company, 100th Battalion, 442nd Infantry Regiment, also of Honolulu, inspecting a German kitchen. Fifth Army. …
A mother receiving her son's Silver Star (ddr-densho-114-33)
img A mother receiving her son's Silver Star (ddr-densho-114-33)
Original caption: Honolulu, T. H. The Silver Star Medal is posthumously awarded Sgt. Charles K. Harada of 936 Wahikiki St., Honolulu, T. H. for gallantry in action near Castellina, Italy, 12 July 1944, with Co. G, 442nd Inf. Here the presentation has been made to his mother, Mrs. Hana Harada, by Chaplain (Col.) Corwin W. Olds, …
Application for certificate of identification (aliens of enemy nationalities), Form AR-AE-22, Itsuhei Takano (ddr-csujad-42-86)
doc Application for certificate of identification (aliens of enemy nationalities), Form AR-AE-22, Itsuhei Takano (ddr-csujad-42-86)
An application for certificate of identification, Form AR-AE-22, filled by Itsuhei Takano. The United States Government requires all aliens of enemy nationalities, including Italy, Germany, and Japan, to apply at a post office in February 1942. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: tak_01_41_001
The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 20 No. 15 (April 14, 1945) (ddr-pc-17-15)
doc The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 20 No. 15 (April 14, 1945) (ddr-pc-17-15)
Selected article titles: "442nd Infantry Spearheads New Italy Drive" (p. 1), "Secretary Stimson Describes Attack on Nisei GI as 'Outrage'" (p. 2), "Japanese American GIs, Back From War, Prefer California" (p. 2), "University Students Rout Seattle Racists. 150 Attend Meeting Called to Protest Return of Evacuees; Distribute Pro-Nisei Literature" (p. 3), "Four to Face Trial for …
Letter from Makoto Okine to Mr. S. Okine, July 22, 1945 (ddr-csujad-5-86)
doc Letter from Makoto Okine to Mr. S. Okine, July 22, 1945 (ddr-csujad-5-86)
A letter from Makoto Okine to his father, Seiichi Okine, in the Rohwer incarceration camp. Makoto writes from "Leghorn" [=Livorno] Italy where he is deployed as a US Army soldier. The letter is mailed via Army/Air Post Office, New York, by U.S. Army Postal Service. In the letter, he describes his duty, guarding prisoners while they …
Nisei captain giving medical treatment (ddr-densho-114-32)
img Nisei captain giving medical treatment (ddr-densho-114-32)
Original caption: Castrellina Sector, Italy. Capt. George Takahashi, San Mateo, Calif., 422nd Inf. Regt., 34th Div., calms an aching tooth for Pvt. James Hoshi, Los Angeles, Calif., 522nd Field Artillery, assisted by Tec 5 Abraham Tokioka of Honolulu, T. H., who holds a flashlight. The scene is in a wine cellar of a recently evacuated German …
Minidoka Irrigator Vol. V No. 17 (June 23, 1945) (ddr-densho-119-144)
doc Minidoka Irrigator Vol. V No. 17 (June 23, 1945) (ddr-densho-119-144)
Selected article titles: "W.R.A. Centers Face Closure Before Jan. 1, 1946 Deadline" (p. 1), "Members of 442nd Guard German Prisoners in Italy" (p. 1), "U.S. Court Upholds Inductions of 98 Poston Youths" (p. 1), "Soldiers Protest Evacuee Treatment on West Coast" (p. 1), "Church Council in Seattle Starts Intensive Program" (p. 1), "New Rules Give Better …
Rocky Shimpo Vol. 11, No. 101 (August 23, 1944) (ddr-densho-148-36)
doc Rocky Shimpo Vol. 11, No. 101 (August 23, 1944) (ddr-densho-148-36)
Selected article titles: "All Branches of Navy Bar Niseis, Says Bard"; "Four More Leave"; "On the Other Hand"; "See How Tongue Taught Over Here"; "Swimming Men 'Frighten' Nazis"; "Light Trucks"; "A Board of Review Set"; "Musicians Play for Wounded Men"; "$19,000 Damage Caused by Fire"; "Alaska Post Emmons Takes"; "Canadian Girl Wants to Correspond: Tell Hobbies"; …
Mits Takahashi Interview (ddr-densho-1000-207)
vh Mits Takahashi Interview (ddr-densho-1000-207)
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 …
Letters from Makoto Okine to Mr. and Mrs. S. Okine, July 9, 1945 (ddr-csujad-5-84)
doc Letters from Makoto Okine to Mr. and Mrs. S. Okine, July 9, 1945 (ddr-csujad-5-84)
Contains an envelope and two letters sent from Makoto Okine to his parents, Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine. Makoto writes from Lecco, Italy, where he is deployed as a U.S. Army soldier to his parents who are incarcerated in the Rohwer incarceration camp, Arkansas. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: …
Chester Tanaka Interview (ddr-densho-1007-6)
vh Chester Tanaka Interview (ddr-densho-1007-6)
Nisei male. Born in St. Louis, Missouri. During World War II, served with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team in Italy and France.

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Nisei soldiers escorting captured Germans (ddr-densho-37-21)
img Nisei soldiers escorting captured Germans (ddr-densho-37-21)
Original caption: "German storm troopers surrender to rifleman of the 100th Infantry Battalion (Americans of Japanese ancestry), after a short but rather sharp exchange of fire. Fifth Army, Orciano area, Italy, July 15, 1944. According to Rudy Tokiwa, the soldier shown on the extreme right, the WRA caption is inaccurate. The captured Germans were not storm …
Minidoka Irrigator Vol. IV No. 25 (August 6, 1944) (ddr-densho-119-97)
doc Minidoka Irrigator Vol. IV No. 25 (August 6, 1944) (ddr-densho-119-97)
Selected article titles: "21 Candidates Run on August 7 Ballots" (p. 1), "Four More Men Killed in Italy" (p. 1), "Injunction Case Moved to Federal Court on July 21" (p. 1), "Center-Wide Memorial Service Slated Aug. 11" (p. 1), "Property Damage Warning Issued" (p. 1), "Tule Certificates of Indebtedness to be Redeemed" (p. 1), "Seattle WRA …
Colorado Times Vol. 31, No. 4313 (May 22, 1945) (ddr-densho-150-26)
doc Colorado Times Vol. 31, No. 4313 (May 22, 1945) (ddr-densho-150-26)
Selected article titles: "Bridges Raps Union for Discrimination Against Nisei"; "San Francisco and the Darker Races"; "Fort Lupton YBA to Sponsor Graduation Dance"; "Would Ban Japanese"; "46 Nisei to Live in Baltimore"; "Soldier in Pacific Demands Respect for Nisei"; "Churchill Hails Nisei Combat Team for Italy Victories"; "WRA Will Free Japanese Despite Coast Violence"; "Quakers Erase …
Colorado Times Vol. 31, No. 4353 (August 23, 1945) (ddr-densho-150-65)
doc Colorado Times Vol. 31, No. 4353 (August 23, 1945) (ddr-densho-150-65)
Selected article titles: "Rocky Mountain News: Japanese American Heroes"; "Sato & Nobusada Organize Fish Processing Firm"; "Nisei Officer Wins Navy Cross"; "Union Fair Play is National"; "U.S. Nisei Troops Honored in Italy. Japanese Americans Selected to lead V-J Day Parade in Leghorn Celebration"; "U.S.-Born Japanese Makes Good"; "Court O.K.'s Paying by Japanese Bank"; "L.A. Examiner News …
Letter from Shirley Cobb, [volunteer], American Red Cross, to Kune Hisatomi, Pfc., U.S. Army, [November 10, 1945?] (ddr-csujad-1-2)
doc Letter from Shirley Cobb, [volunteer], American Red Cross, to Kune Hisatomi, Pfc., U.S. Army, [November 10, 1945?] (ddr-csujad-1-2)
V-mail from Shirley Cobb, American Red Cross volunteer, to Kune Hisatomi, Pfc., U.S. Army. Shirley Cobb informed Kune of her current location: She was in Capodichino, but heading to Bagnoli, Italy. She also gave Kune her home address in Menlo Park, California and business address in Palo Alto, California. See this object in the California State …
Funeral service for Pfc. Jack Arakawa (ddr-njpa-5-54)
img Funeral service for Pfc. Jack Arakawa (ddr-njpa-5-54)
Caption on reverse: "Italian war brides attend GI's funeral: Memorial services were held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the McCully Higashi Hongwanji for Pfc. Jack C. Arakawa, 29, a veteran of the 442nd combat team, who was killed in action near Taejon, Korea, on July 16. Pictured above is the widow, Mrs. Lia Arakawa (second from …
Switchboard operator (ddr-densho-114-66)
img Switchboard operator (ddr-densho-114-66)
Original caption: T/5 Thomas N. Goto, Paauilo, Hawaii, switching central operator, shown at a forward C.P., is ready to go on duty while other operators catch up on their sleep. American-born Japanese composing the 442nd Inf. Regt., 34th Div., have established an outstanding fighting record with the International Fifth Army - educated in West Coast schools, …
Colorado Times Vol. 31, No. 4338 (July 19, 1945) (ddr-densho-150-52)
doc Colorado Times Vol. 31, No. 4338 (July 19, 1945) (ddr-densho-150-52)
Selected article titles: "Intolerance-American Vintage: U.S. Army Publication -- Third Recon. Group Coverage Florence, Italy -- June 23, 1945"; "Anderson Scores Anti-Nisei Firms"; "Ten Japanese Aliens Returned to Hawaii"; "ACLU Renews Appeal to Navy to Lift Nisei Ban. Baldwin Contends Police Was by Field Officers"; "Tofu Factory Set Up in Minn."; "'Relocated Evacuees Muse Sell 'Will …
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