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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 …
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.

(This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the …

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 …
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 …
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 …
Obituary, Harry Fumio Madokoro (ddr-csujad-55-1830)
doc Obituary, Harry Fumio Madokoro (ddr-csujad-55-1830)
Posthumous award of the Distinguished Service Cross to Harry Fumio Madokoro, Private First Class, Company K, 3d Battalion, 442d Regimental Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division for extraordinary heroism in military operations. Madokoro was drafted from Poston incarceration camp and was killed in action in Italy during World War II. See this object in the California State …
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 …
Mineo Osumi receiving flowers at Tokyo Station (ddr-njpa-4-1809)
img Mineo Osumi receiving flowers at Tokyo Station (ddr-njpa-4-1809)
Caption on reverse [translation]: "Envoys Osumi, Isaka and [?] start travels. (Tokyo) 1939 July 18. Admiral Osumi, [?] Isaka, president of Tokyo [?], and [?] began their travels to Europe from Tokyo at 9 a.m. on the 18th. Officials and citizens saw them off. Osumi, a military representative in the Diet and the Minister of the …
Nisei soldiers entertaining the wounded (ddr-densho-37-307)
img Nisei soldiers entertaining the wounded (ddr-densho-37-307)
Original caption: Private First Class George Inouye, an American of Japanese descent who was wounded in Italy, listening to a Japanese American band that entertained wounded U.S. soldiers at Halloran General Hospital in New York City. The entertainers, who had been defense workers and students before volunteering for the U.S. Army in Hawaii a year earlier, …
Granada Pioneer Vol. II No. 52 (May 3, 1944) (ddr-densho-147-165)
doc Granada Pioneer Vol. II No. 52 (May 3, 1944) (ddr-densho-147-165)
Selected article titles: "No Pacific Combat Duty for Nisei Soldiers" (p. 1), "Issuance of Gate Passes to School-Age Boys Halted" (p. 1), "First Unescorted Nisei Group on Way to Hawaiian Homes" (p. 1), "La Guardia Protests Nisei Relocation on East Coast" (p. 2), "Tule Agitators to be Interned at Leupp Center" (p. 2), "Court Will Test …
The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 17 No. 18 (November 6, 1943) (ddr-pc-15-43)
doc The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 17 No. 18 (November 6, 1943) (ddr-pc-15-43)
Selected article titles: "Position of Nisei Battalion In Italy 'Most Advanced' of U.S. Fifth Army, Says Lardner" (p. 1), "Troops Impose Martial Law On Tule Segregation Center. Army Intervenes As Newell Residents Defy Civil Authority; Report Twenty Persons Injured" (p. 1), "FBI Frees Nisei Held on Camera Charge" (p. 2), "Set Arguments In Case Testing Evacuee …
Makoto Okine (ddr-csujad-5-22)
Makoto Okine (ddr-csujad-5-22)
A photograph of Makoto Okine in the US Military uniform. The photograph is addressing his parents, Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine and signed from Makoto Okine. It is taken by American Red Cross Photography Shop in Livorno, Italy, where Makoto is stationed as a US Army soldier. The note on the backside records the arrival of the …
Letters from Makoto Okine to Seiichi and Dorothy Okine, January 26, 1946 (ddr-csujad-5-127)
doc Letters from Makoto Okine to Seiichi and Dorothy Okine, January 26, 1946 (ddr-csujad-5-127)
Contains two letters written by Makoto Okine along with an envelope. He writes to his father and sister, Seiichi and Dorothy Okine separately, encloses the two letters into the same envelope, and mails to Seiichi Okine's place in Hawthorne, California. The letters are written in Leghorn, Italy where Makoto Okine is stationed as a U.S. Army …
Nisei soldiers in jeep (ddr-densho-114-99)
img Nisei soldiers in jeep (ddr-densho-114-99)
Original caption: A group of five Hawaiian-American soldiers of the 100th Inf. Bn., 442nd Inf. Regt., 34th Div., move up in the battle for Leghorn in a captured German jeep. American born Japanese composing the 442nd Inf. Regt., have established an outstanding record with the international Fifth Army - educated in West Coast schools, and numbering …
522nd Field Artillery Battalion soldiers (ddr-densho-114-87)
img 522nd Field Artillery Battalion soldiers (ddr-densho-114-87)
Original caption: Castrellina Sector, Italy. Men of the 522nd Field Artillery Bn., 442nd Infantry Regt., 34th Division, are firing a 105-MM Howitzer in the Battle for Leghorn. The American born Japanese, of which the 442nd Inf. Regt. consists, here are, L. to R., Cpl. Edward Nakamura, Honolulu, T.H., Gunner; Pfc. George Tanna, Honolulu, T.H., No. 1 …
Nisei technicians working on calculations (ddr-densho-114-98)
img Nisei technicians working on calculations (ddr-densho-114-98)
Original caption: Castrellina Sector, Italy. In the Fire Direction Center of the 522nd Field Artillery, 442nd Inf. Regt., 34th Division, Lt. George S. Meany, Greenwich, Conn., Left, works with his Japanese American crew. In the center is T/Sgt. Shuichi, Sakamoto, Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii, calculating vertical control and S/Sgt. Yuki Ahaki, Modesto Calif., at the horizontal control, …
Nisei sniper (ddr-densho-114-46)
img Nisei sniper (ddr-densho-114-46)
Original caption: Castrellina Area, Italy. Pfc. Genkichi Akamine, Honolulu, T. H., a sniper with the 100th Inf. Bn., 34th Div., is a typical American of Japanese descent. A native of Hawaii, he has three years service in the U.S. Army, and has fought through the entire Italian Campaign, just ending 16 days of hill fighting in …
Minidoka Irrigator Vol. V No. 7 (April 14, 1945) (ddr-densho-119-134)
doc Minidoka Irrigator Vol. V No. 7 (April 14, 1945) (ddr-densho-119-134)
Selected article titles: "Nisei Unit Rejoins Fifth Army; Takes Mt. Belvedere in Italy" (p. 1), "Campaign Held to Keep Nisei Away" (p. 1), "Evacuees Must Apply For Ration Books" (p. 1), "Roosevelt Succumbs Thursday" (p. 1), "University Students Cause Confusion at Anti-Japanese Meet; Say Nazism At Work" (p. 1), "Myer Writes of Spain-Japan Break" (p. 1), …
Pacific Citizen Christmas 1945 Issue (ddr-densho-121-5)
doc Pacific Citizen Christmas 1945 Issue (ddr-densho-121-5)
Selected article titles: "WRA Will Assist Returned Evacuees to Find Permanent Location on Pacific Coast" (p. 3), "Judge Grants New Hearing to Renunciant" (p. 3), "442nd Infantry Still on Duty in Many Sections of Italy" (p. 3), "Placer Supervisors Will Grant Aid to Returned Evacuees" (p. 3), "Three Arrested in Murder of Nisei Veteran" (p. 3), …
Rocky Shimpo Vol. 11, No. 68 (June 7, 1944) (ddr-densho-148-3)
doc Rocky Shimpo Vol. 11, No. 68 (June 7, 1944) (ddr-densho-148-3)
Selected article titles: "Fighter Knew Why He Was Fighting"; "Phi Beta Kappa Girl Can't Get in School"; "On the Other Hand"; "Fund to be Sent to Prisoners"; "Favor Holding Island Defense"; "WAC Lieutenant to Speak Thursday Night"; "Speaking for Selves"; "Brave Sergeant Dies in Action"; "Chicago Paper Comments on Defeat of Congressman"; "Judge Sets July 10 …
Rocky Shimpo Vol. 12, No. 79 (July 2, 1945) (ddr-densho-148-168)
doc Rocky Shimpo Vol. 12, No. 79 (July 2, 1945) (ddr-densho-148-168)
Selected article titles: "Reconsideration Asked of Myer"; "Property issue Before Kilgore Senate Group"; "Carnival Dance Slated"; "Legislature Fails to Adopt Commission"; "Committee May Try on Voluntary Basis"; "Compliment Girls"; "100th Infantrymen Flown Back by ATC Planes to Florida Airbase from Italy"; "Teamster Would Hire Nisei War Veterans"; "400 at Inaugural Ball"; "Reason for Double Joy"; "Say …
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