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NVC.005.023 Print, Photographic Location: Brescia, Italy 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. Fifth Army. 18 May 1945. The correct spelling of the location is Brescia. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee and the U.S. Army
NVC.005.024 Print, Photographic Location: Italy Original caption: Italy. Crouched low to avoid detection by the enemy, the Japanese-American reconnaissance party of the 100th Battalion, 113rd Infantry, advance on snipers shack in mock maneuvers preparatory to actual combat against the Germans. 12 Oct 1943. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee and the U.S. Army
NVC.005.025 Print, Photographic Location: Chambois Sector, France Original caption: Two members of the Free French of the Interior, act as guides for man of the Japanese-American Combat Team in France, 2nd Lt. Arthur McColl of Chicago, Ill., (not in this picture,) stands in front of a jeep driven by Pfc. William I. Soma, of Kealia, Hawaii. 10/14/44. 2nd Bn., 442nd Combat Team, Chambois Sector. France. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee and the U.S. Army
NVC.005.026 Print, Photographic Location: Bruyeres, France Original caption: Japanese-American infantrymen move into action in a hilly sector of France. 10/24/44. Bruyeres. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee and the U.S. Army
NVC.005.027 Print, Photographic Location: Castellina, Italy 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. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee and the U.S. Army
NVC.005.028 Print, Photographic Location: France Original caption: A Japanese soldier of the 7th Army, Battery A, 522nd FA, 442nd Combat Team in France, fits base plate to a 105 mm. shell after propaganda pamphlets have been inserted. A small charge of powder in the projectile blows off base plate over enemy territory, allowing leaflets to drift to ground troops below. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee and the U.S. Army
NVC.005.029 Print, Photographic Location: S. Agata Di Goti, Italy 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. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee and the U.S. Army
NVC.005.030 Print, Photographic Location: Oahu, Hawaii 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. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee and the U.S. Army
NVC.005.031 Print, Photographic Location: Oahu, Hawaii 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. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee and the U.S. Army
1991.100.197 Photograph 2 Japanese men in western clothes standing in front of series of stone columns. Man on left wear bow tie, dress shirt, straw hat. Man on right in T-shirt, straw hat,, folded fan in hand.
NVC.005.032 Print, Photographic Location: Castellina, Italy 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 Command Post. 12 July 1944. U.S. Fifth Army. The correct spelling of the location is Castellina. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee and the U.S. Army
NVC.005.033 Print, Photographic Location: Honolulu, Hawaii 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, CPBC, in behalf of Lt. Gen. Robert C. Richardson, Jr. 25 August 1945. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee and the U.S. Army
NVC.005.034 Print, Photographic Location: Germany Original caption: Germany. Pfc. William Wada of Blanca, Colo., after being awarded the Bronze Star Medal, is congratulated by Brig. Gen. Ralph M. Immel, CG, Continental Advance Section. Pfc. Wada received the award for outstanding and heroic achievement in action with the 100th Inf. Bn. 1 June 1945. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee and the U.S. Army
NVC.005.035 Print, Photographic Location: Saint-Die, France Original caption: Japanese-American soldier armed with a bazooka, stands guard in the woods near the front lines, he is being relieved by a member of the 142nd Infantry Regiment, Combat Team, 2nd Battalion, H Co., St. Die Area, France. 17 Nov 1944. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee and the U.S. Army
NVC.005.036 Print, Photographic Location: Charmois, France Original caption: Charmois Area, France. Americans of Japanese descent of the 442nd Combat Team, 100th Infantry Battalion, in bivouac prepare to go late front lines for their first contact with the Germans in France. Tec 5 Teroo Goma, Honokaa, Hawaii; Pvt. Nolan Miyazake, Wailua, Oahu, Hawaii; and Pvt. Kunio Ogawa, Kahului, Maue, Hawaii, write letters and read. Seventh Army. 12 Oct 1944. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee and the U.S. Army
NVC.005.037 Print, Photographic Location: Chambois Sector, France Original caption: Pfc Robert N. Maeda, left, Waipahu, Oahu, Hawaii, munches a candy bar as he waits with Pfc Lawson I. Sakai, of Grand Junction, Colo., for transportation to a new bivouac area in France. 10/14/44. 2nd Bn., 442nd Combat Team, Chambois Sector. France. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee and the U.S. Army
NVC.005.038 Print, Photographic Location: Charmois, France Original caption: Pfc. Larry Imamura, of Kehaha, Kauai, Hawaii, a Japanese-American with the 442nd Combat Team of the 100th Infantry Bn., in bivouac in the Charmois area of France, writes a letter before meeting the Germans on the front lines for the first time. U.S. Seventh Army. 10/22/44. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee and the U.S. Army
NVC.005.039 Print, Photographic Location: Bruyeres, France Original caption: Bruyeres, France. File of Japanese-American Infantrymen moves past wooded area. 24 Oct 1944. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee and the U.S. Army
NVC.005.040 Print, Photographic Location: Charmois, France Original caption: Charmois Area, France. Americans of Japanese descent of the 442nd Combat Team, 100th Infantry Battalion, in bivouac prepare to go into the front lines for their first contact with the Germans in France. Prc. Yoshimaeo Kawaguchi, Mountain View, Hawaii goes through the chow line. Seventh Army. 12 Oct 1944. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee and the U.S. Army
NVC.005.041 Print, Photographic Location: Chambois Sector, France Original caption: Studying a map of [illegible] new bivouac area at a roadside are l/r: 2nd Lt. Edward E. [illegible], Mountain Lakes, N.J., 2nd Lt. Robert H. Foote, Hebron, Conn., S/Sgt. Min Shumida, Los Angeles, Calif., and Sgt. Minoru A. Ikehara of Honolulu, T.H. 10/13/44. 2nd Bn., 442nd Combat Team, Chambois Sector. France. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee and the U.S. Army
1991.100.198 Photograph Fogged up picture of 3 men standing in front of layered rock pillars.
NVC.005.042 Print, Photographic Location: France Original caption: A Japanese-American soldier of the 5th Army, France, prepares to place propaganda leaflets in head of shell, which, when exploded over enemy territory, scatters them among ground troops below. 11/9/44. Battery A, 522nd FA 442nd Combat Team. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee and the U.S. Army
NVC.005.043 Print, Photographic Location: North Africa Original caption: North Africa Theater. Japanese soldiers in the U.S. Army, are eating chow in the field, using a pan for a stove, L to R: Capt. Victor J. Bonin, Lowell, Mass., and Hilo, Hawaii; Pfc. Morio Kidani, Honolulu; and Pfc. Yasuo Takenouchi, Kapaa, Kauai. 1943. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee and the U.S. Army
NVC.005.044 Print, Photographic Location: Charmois, France Original caption: S/Sgt. James S. Kawashime, a Japanese-American from Hanoa Road, Honolulu, Hawaii, stands guard for the 442nd Combat Team, 100th Infantry Bn., U.S. Seventh Army in the Charmois area of France, in bivouac before meeting the Germans in combat for the first time. 10/12/44. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee and the U.S. Army
NVC.005.045 Print, Photographic Location: Castellina, Italy 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 the Battle for Leghorn. He wears a helmet with a flap at the back to keep rain and dampness out at night in the foxhole. U.S. Fifth Army. 15 July 1944. The correct spelling of the location is Castellina. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee and the U.S. Army
NVC.005.046 Print, Photographic Location: North Africa Original caption: North Africa Theater. Pvt. Fred (Angel) Ogata, Pahala, Hawaii, digs a slit trench. He is Japanese in the U.S. Army. 1943. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee and the U.S. Army
NVC.005.047 Print, Photographic Location: Brescia, Italy 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. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee and the U.S. Army
NVC.005.048 Print, Photographic Location: Castellina Sector, Italy 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. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee and the U.S. Army
NVC.005.049 Print, Photographic Location: Italy Original caption: Italy. Lt. John Ko, of the Japanese-American Battalion, 133rd Infantry, on reconnaissance looking for supposedly enemy in mock maneuvers prepartory to going into battle against the Germans. 12 Oct 1943. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee and the U.S. Army
NVC.005.050 Print, Photographic Location: Italy Original caption: Italy. Pvt. Yoshiyuki Maeda, Japanese-American soldier of the 100th Battalion, 133rd Infantry, holds a sniper position of reconnaissance and firing in mock maneuvers preparatory to going out to actual combat against the Germans. 12 Oct 1943. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee and the U.S. Army
NVC.005.051 Print, Photographic Location: Castellina, Italy 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 location is Castellina. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee and the U.S. Army
1991.100.199 Photograph Scene of pillars of stacked rocks forming a building perhaps or front of cave. Difficult to understand. Rocky foreground. Tomb rocker marker, beyond is a sign explaining all.
NVC.005.052 Print, Photographic Location: Montenero, Italy 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 location is Montenero. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee and the U.S. Army
NVC.005.053 Print, Photographic Location: Montenero, Italy 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. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee and the U.S. Army
NVC.005.054 Print, Photographic Original caption: Japanese-American Chaplain. This newly-commissioned U.S. Army Chaplain is Lieut. Hiro Higuchi, a native of Hawaii, of Japanese parentage. He is now in training at Harvard, and is the second chaplain of Japanese ancestry to receive a commission in the U.S. Army Chaplains Corps. Higuchi is 36, married, and has a seven year old son. He has attended Oberlin College and the Universities of Hawaii and California. He represents the Congregational Christian Communion. 1943. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee and the U.S. Army
NVC.005.055 Print, Photographic Location: Fort Belvoir, Virginia Original caption: PREPARATION FOR THE PARADE OF THE 442nd REGIMENTAL COMBAT TEAM (JAPANESE AMERICAN TROOPS) TO BE HELD IN WASHINGTON D.C. ON THE 15th JULY 1946. Major Sterlin C. Moore, Executive Officer of the 442nd Infantry, orienting his men as to what to expect on the Parade for the President of the United States. Major Moore's staff is gathered around him. Fort Belvoir, Va., 7/6/46. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee and the U.S. Army
NVC.005.056 Print, Photographic Location: Fort Belvoir, Virginia Original caption: Preparations are being made for a parade to be held in Washington D.C., on July 15, 1946 by the 442nd Combat Team (Japanese-American troops), temporarily stationed at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. 7-6-46. Mr. Bill Davenport of 1569 Ethel Avenue, Lincoln Park, Michigan, former company commander in the 442nd Infantry, who was discharged last month, is giving the boys a briefing on civilian life. It is the first orientation on civilian life. Mr. Davenport is second from left. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee and the U.S. Army
NVC.005.057 Print, Photographic Location: Fort Belvoir, Virginia Original caption: PREPARATION FOR PARADE OF THE 442ND REGIMENTAL COMBAT TEAM (JAPANESE AMERICAN TROOPS) TO BE HELD IN WASHINGTON D.C. ON THE 15TH JULY 1946. Color bearers polishing metal of staff are left to right: M/Sgt. Mitsuomi Tanaka, Honokaa, Hawaii, T/Sgt. Hiroshi Yamamoto, Brigham, Utah, and 1st /Sgt. Tom Harimoto, 3745 Maunaloa Ave, Honolulu. Fort Belvoir, Va., 7/6/46. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee and the U.S. Army
NVC.005.058 Print, Photographic Date: July 6, 1946 Location: Fort Belvoir, Virginia Preparations are being made for a parade to be held in Washington, D.C., on July 15, 1946 by the 442nd Combat Team (Japanese-American troops), temporarily stationed at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. 7-6-46. Pfc. Roy Fujihara of 1581 Kauluwela Lane, Honolulu, relaxes in his barracks after a hard drill. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee and the U.S. Army
NVC.005.059 Print, Photographic Location: Fort Belvoir, Virginia Original caption: PREPARATION FOR PARADE OF 442nd COMBAT TEAM (JAPANESE AMERICAN TROOPS) TO BE HELD IN WASHINGTON, D.C., 15 July 1946. Issuing out overseas bars at the Regimental Command Post left to right are: 1st Lt. George H. Vogt, 1446 Ridge Road, Webster, New York (Personnel Adjutant), T/Sgt. George Miki, Honolulu, T.H. (Personnel Sergeant Major), Sgt. Sam Fujikawa, 85 North Wheaton Road, Akron, Ohio. Fort Belvoir, Virginia, 7/6/46. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee and the U.S. Army
NVC.005.060 Print, Photographic Location: Castellina Sector, Italy 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, and numbering teachnicians and professionals, it is a streamlined fighting unit. Castrellina Sector, Italy, July 12, 1944. The correct spelling of the location is Castellina. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee and the U.S. Army
NVC.005.061 Print, Photographic Location: Leghorn, Italy 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. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee and the U.S. Army
1991.100.200 Photograph 3 people dressed in samurai costumes, possibly for a festival, walking towards camera, broad pathway. Wooden fence across left rear, high trees to left and right of photo.
NVC.005.062 Print, Photographic Location: Tokyo, Japan Two Nisei [illegible] overhaul a motor of a United States Army 21-ton 6X6 truck in the motor pool garage of the Allied Translator and Interpreter section, General Hq, Army Forces in the Pacific, Tokyo, Japan. They are Tec 5 Fred Hayashi of Los Angeles, Calif., and Tec 5 Shigoro Yammoto of Walnut Grove, Calif., both of the 2nd Det., ATLS motor pool. 9/3/46. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee and the U.S. Army
NVC.005.063 Print, Photographic Location: Brescia, Italy Original caption: Breascia Area, Italy. Pvt. Akira Miyamoto, Company "C", 100th Battalion, 442nd Infantry Regiment, examines a German soldier at the Fifth Army enemy concentration area, near Breascia. 18 May 1945. The correct spelling of the location in Brescia. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee and the U.S. Army
NVC.005.064 Print, Photographic Location: Tokyo, Japan Original caption: Tokyo, Japan. Lt. Kiyoshi Kitagawa, Tech. Intelligence Det., GHQ-FEC, of Minneapolis, Minn., is awarded the bronze star medal by Brig. Gen. C.A. Willoughby, G-2, assistant Chief of Staff, at a ceremony in the Dai Ichi Bldg. The award is made for exemplary conduct while serving with the 100th Inf. Bn. in Eto during June 1944. 10th October 1947. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee and the U.S. Army
NVC.005.065 Print, Photographic Date: March 6, 1945 Location: Pacific Ocean Area Original caption: Pacific Ocean Area. Colonel Francis E. Gillette, Commandant, Fort Kam Casual Depot, left, congratulates Pfc. Richard F. Yoneshige, 1427 Elm St., Honolulu, T.H., after he and Tec 4 Kenichi Suehiro, 2855 E. Manoa Road, Honolulu, have been presented army discharges. The men are veterans of the famed 100th Inf. Bn., which saw action in the Italian Campaign, and were discharged due to injuries received in action. 6 March 1945. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee and the U.S. Army
NVC.005.066 Print, Photographic Location: Italy Original caption: Italy. Men of the Japanese-American Squad of soldiers doing correctly in using natural foliage, take a position behind the embankment, in mock maneuvers prepartory to real fighting against the Germans. 12 Oct 1943. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee and the U.S. Army
NVC.005.067 Print, Photographic Location: Saint-Die, France Original caption: St. Die Area, France. A Japanese-American unit moves into a new command post which was built for them by the U.S. Army Engineers. This unit is holding a strategic front line position. Company "F", 2nd Battalion, 442nd Regiment (Combat Team). 13 Nov 1944. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee and the U.S. Army
NVC.005.068 Print, Photographic Date: September 10, 1945 Location: Cardone, Italy 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. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee and the U.S. Army
NVC.005.069 Print, Photographic Location: Fay's Area, France Original caption: A rifle squad of the 442nd Regiment Combat Team fires a salute in memory of their departed comrades, during Armistice Day ceremonies at the front, in France. Standing in the right foreground are (left to right) Lt. Col. James M. Hanley, Regiment Commanding Officer, and Lt. Col. Virgil R. Miller, CO, 2nd Battalion. Seventh Army. 11/11/44. Fay's area, France. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee and the U.S. Army
NVC.005.070 Print, Photographic Location: Lecco, Italy 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 eat. 4 July 1945. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee and the U.S. Army
NVC.005.071 Print, Photographic Location: Kahului, Hawaii Original caption: Kahului, Maui. At an impressive military ceremony on the Kahului Fair Grounds, Lt. Col. Harry G. Albright, CO, 442nd Inf. Regt., congratulate: Capt. Sadami Katahara, CO, Company F, 442nd Inf. Regt., which was reactivated as an organized reserve unit. Looking on are, L. to R., Major Henry Kawano, CO, 100th Bn. and Major Lloyd C. Kaapana, CO, 3rd Bn, 442nd Inf. Regt. 11 October 1947. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee and the U.S. Army
1991.100.201 Photograph Japanese man in kimono and wooden geat sitting on edge of tatami platofrm, entrance to shop. Behind is display case. Above his head hang invoices. Wooden box is next to him, ?money box.
NVC.005.072 Print, Photographic Location: Rosignano, Italy 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. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee and the U.S. Army
NVC.005.073 Print, Photographic Location: Leghorn, Italy Original caption: A Hawaiian-American soldier of Japanese ancestry, with the 100th Battalion, 34th Division, patrols the streets of Leghorn, Italy. Fifth Army. July 19, 1944. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee and the U.S. Army
NVC.005.074 Print, Photographic Date: July 15, 1944 Location: Orciano, Italy Original caption: Orciano Area, Italy. 2nd Lt. Masanao Otake of Lahaina, Maui (Hawaii), who was commissioned in Battle, leads his platoon from the town of Orciano into an attack pressing toward Leghorn. U.S. Fifth Army. 15 July 1944. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee and the U.S. Army
NVC.005.075 Print, Photographic Location: Cecina, Italy 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 Cecina. 30 July 1944. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee and the U.S. Army
NVC.005.076 Print, Photographic Location: Hawaii Original caption: Selective Service man of Japanese ancestry learns to "hold and squeeze" - Reception Center, Hawaii. According to Robert Sato, this photo was taken before 1941. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee and the U.S. Army
NVC.005.077 Print, Photographic Location: Camp Shelby, Mississippi Original caption: Camp Shelby, Mississippi. Japanese-American soldiers in the anti-tank company of the combat team easing a gun off the bank of a stream to ferry it across on three steel cables. Swimmers in the water below will haul on a line in the water to move the gun. Lt. Charles W. Tayman, Commanding Officer of the company is seen in the foreground, left of the tree. 6 Sept 1943. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee and the U.S. Army
NVC.005.078 Print, Photographic Date: July 30, 1944 Location: Cecina, Italy 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. 30 July 1944. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee and the U.S. Army
NVC.005.079 Print, Photographic Location: Cecina, Italy 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. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee and the U.S. Army
NVC.005.080 Print, Photographic Location: Castellina Sector, Italy 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 Cannoneer; Pvt. Suehiko Yoshida, Puunene, T.H., No. 2 Cannoneer; and Pfc. Mamoru Yonashiro, Oahu, T.H., Phone Operator. U.S. Fifth Army. 12 July 1944. The correct spelling of the location is Castellina. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee and the U.S. Army
NVC.005.081 Print, Photographic Location: France Original caption: FRANCE. A jeep mounted with a heavy machine gun battles the mud of a French road as it pulls a trailer. Japanese-American troops of the 2nd Bn. 442nd Combat Team, fight in France. 13 October 1944. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee and the U.S. Army
1991.100.202 Photograph Man is seated on tatami flooring in japanese shop. Series of drawers in wall behind him to right. 3 upright rods set in wooden blocks on tatami with yarn wrapped around is in front of him.
NVC.005.082 Print, Photographic Location: Bruyeres Sector, France Original caption: Three Japanese-American soldiers look down on the French Valley in the Bruyere Sector of France from a hill that was under heavy morter and shell fire. Trees in foreground show the effects of the shelling. 22 Oct 1944. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee and the U.S. Army
NVC.005.083 Print, Photographic Location: Saint-Die, France Original caption: St. Die Area, France. A Japanese-American machine gunner keeps himself ready for a sight of a German. His unit composed, entirely of Japanese-Americans, are holding a section of the front lines. Company F. 2nd Battalion, 442nd Regiment (Combat Team). 13 Nov 1944. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee and the U.S. Army
NVC.005.084 Print, Photographic Location: Castellina Sector, Italy 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 correct spelling of the location is Castellina. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee and the U.S. Army
NVC.005.085 Print, Photographic Location: Oahu, Hawaii 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. 27 June 1945. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee and the U.S. Army
NVC.005.086 Print, Photographic Location: Castellina Sector, Italy 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. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee and the U.S. Army
NVC.005.087 Print, Photographic Location: Italy Original caption: Italy. Pfc. Arthur Shinyama, Japanese-American soldier of the 100th Battalion, 133rd Infantry, a B.A.R. gunner in position ready to fire, in mock maneuvers preparatory to going out on actual combat duty against the Germans. 12 Oct 1943. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee and the U.S. Army
NVC.005.088 Print, Photographic Location: Castellina Sector, Italy 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. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee and the U.S. Army
NVC.005.089 Print, Photographic Location: Hawaii Original caption: Selective Service man of Japanese ancestry proudly looks over his daily rifle score record. Reception Center, Hawaii. According to Robert Sato, this photo was taken before 1941. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee and the U.S. Army
NVC.005.090 Print, Photographic Location: unknown Japanese Americans in Army Train to Avenge Pearl Harbor: 100th Infantry Battalion Officers and some of the enlisted men are of Japanese ancestry. American citizens, born in the Hawaiian Islands of unquestioned loyalty and patriotism. Formerly part of the Hawaiian National Guard: Cpl. [illegible], orderly for the general. 1943. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee and the U.S. Army
NVC.005.091 Print, Photographic Location: Castellina Sector, Italy 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, for massing artillery fire on the enemy. The 442nd Inf. Regt. includes American-born Japanese who are skilled technicians. U.S. Fifth Army. 12 July 1944. The correct spelling of the location is Castellina. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee and the U.S. Army
1988.007.001 Photograph Black and white photo of Nippon Tennis Club. Three rows of tennis players (19) on a tennis court. Row of houses and trees behind. A: print, B: negative
1991.100.203 Photograph Japanese man seated on tatami floor wrapping skeins of yarn. Behind him are drawers and glass cases.l
NVC.005.092 Print, Photographic Location: Castellina Sector, Italy 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 skilled technicians and professionals, it is a self-dependent unit highly respected by fighting men on the Italian front. Castrellina Sector, Italy, July 12, 1944. The correct spelling of the location is Castellina. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee and the U.S. Army
NVC.005.093 Print, Photographic Location: unknown Original caption: Japanese Americans in Army Train to Avenge Pearl Harbor; 100th Infantry Battalion officers and some of the enlisted men are of Japanese ancestry. American citizens, born in the Hawaiian Islands of unquestioned loyalty and patriotism. Formerly part of the Hawaiian National Guard: Sgt. Robert Oda, radio operator, takes a message for transmittal from Sgt. Edward Matsuda. 1943. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee and the U.S. Army
NVC.005.094 Print, Photographic Location: unknown Original caption: Japanese Americans in Army train to Avenge Pearl Harbor; 100th Infantry Battalion Officers and some of the enlisted men are of Japanese ancestry. American citizens, born in the Hawaiian Island of unquestioned loyalty and patriotism. Formerly part of the Hawaiian National Guard. This antitank gun, nicknamed "Madame Pele" after a famous Hawaiian Island Volcano, is being fired by Pvt. Wallace Onume, Cpl. Tetsuo Hayashi, and Col. Harry Nakao. 1943. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee and the U.S. Army
NVC.005.095 Print, Photographic Location: unknown Original caption: Japanese Americans in Army Train to Avenge Pearl Harbor; 100th Infantry Battalion Officers and some of the enlisted men are of Japanese ancestry. American citizens, born in the Hawaiian Islands of unquestioned loyalty and patriotism. Formerly part of the Hawaiian National Guard: Pvt. Robert Shimada and Pfc. Jinichi Miyashiro set up a 60mm mortar. 1943. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee and the U.S. Army
NVC.005.096 Print, Photographic Location: unknown Original caption: Japanese Americans in Army Train to Avenge Pearl Harbor; 100th Infantry Battalion officers and some of the enlisted men are of Japanese ancestry. American citizens, born in the Hawaiian Islands of unquestioned loyalty and patriotism. Formerly part of the Hawaiian National Guard: Sgt. Hideo Kajikawa, right, supervises the work of, L to R, Cpls. Shigeru Oshita, Kasuo Senda and Goro Kuwada. 1943. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee and the U.S. Army
NVC.005.097 Print, Photographic Location: unknown Original caption: Japanese Americans in Army Train to Avenge Pearl Harbor: 100th Infantry Battalion Officers and some of the enlisted men are of Japanese ancestry. American citizens, born in the Hawaiian Islands of unquestioned loyalty and patriotism. Formerly part of the Hawaiian National Guard: Cpl. Toratsugu Ryusaki and Sgt. Masao Uehara working on the motor of a 6x6 Army Truck. 1943. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee and the U.S. Army
NVC.005.098 Print, Photographic Location: unknown Original caption: Japanese Americans in Army Train to Avenge Pearl Harbor: 100th Infantry Battalion Officers and some of the enlisted men are of Japanese ancestry. American citizens, born in the Hawaiian Islands of unquestioned loyalty and patriotism. Formerly part of the Hawaiian National Guard: As it must to all men, rest comes in a pup tent to Pfc. Richard Yamada and Sgt. Keiji Fukuda. 1943. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee and the U.S. Army
NVC.005.099 Print, Photographic Location: Fort Sam Houston, Texas Original caption: Pvt. Kazuo Mori, Co. C, 9th Inf., receives a check in payment of first prize money for winning a cartoon contest conducted by "The Spearhead", 2nd. Division weekly, from 1st. Lt. Daniel Webster, Company Commander, Ft. Sam Houston, Texas, Jan. 3, 1942. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee and the U.S. Army
NVC.005.100 Print, Photographic Location: Camp Shelby, Mississippi Original caption: Camp Shelby, Mississippi. Japanese-American Combat Team. At Camp Shelby, Mississippi, Americans of Japanese ancestry from California, Hawaii and other areas are undergoing intensive training as an Army combat team. One group of Japanese-Americans has already gone and seen action in the Mediterranean Theatre. These pictures show some of the phases of the training of the 442nd Combat Team at Camp Shelby, Mississippi. 1943. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee and the U.S. Army
NVC.005.1000 Print, Photographic Black and white photograph. Photo of Nisei men and women enjoying a meal together.
1991.100.204 Photograph 3 figures in front of fir tree on high ground. Japanese lady in kimono and shawl, a person in hooded cape and boots, boy in school uniform.
NVC.005.1001 Print, Photographic Black and white photograph. Photo of Nisei women. Two women look at a photo album, one writes and one is just standing looking to one side.
NVC.005.1002 Print, Photographic Color photograph. Nisei men having a meal together.
NVC.005.1003 Print, Photographic Color photograph. Photo of Yosh Iwamoto, Turk Suguki and Seiji Hata sitting at a table.
NVC.005.1004 Print, Photographic Color photograph. Photo of Dan Inoyue making a speech.
NVC.005.1005 Print, Photographic Color photograph. Photo of Bob Tsukui.
NVC.005.1006 Print, Photographic Color photograph. Photo of three Nisei men having a meal together.
NVC.005.1007 Print, Photographic Color photograph. Photo of Kiki Sugawara and Ben Sugawara dancing.
NVC.005.1008 Print, Photographic Color photograph. Picture of Paul Hosoda, Shun Yuasa, Art Susumi, and Bob Tsukui. The man is holding up his gift, a gadget?
NVC.005.1009 Print, Photographic Black and white photo. Photo of two Nisei women and a Nisei man. (Scholarship reciepient 1996 with Parents)
NVC.005.101 Print, Photographic Location: Camp Shelby, Mississippi Original caption: Camp Shelby, Mississippi. Japanese-American Combat Team. At Camp Shelby, Miss.; Americans of Japanese ancestry from California, Hawaii and other areas are undergoing intensive training as an Army combat team. One group of Japanese-Americans has already gone and seen action in the Mediterranean Theatre. These pictures show some of the phases of the training of the 442nd Combat Team at Camp Shelby: Sgt. K. Yoshimoto, Calif., delivers mail from home to Pfc. Hiyoshi, Hawaii, while training in the field with an Infantry Regiment. 1943. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee and the U.S. Army
1991.100.205 Photograph A multi-decked steam vessel pulled alongside a pier. Some low shed to left, more beyond the water to the right rear.
NVC.005.1010 Print, Photographic Black and white photo. Photo of Paul Hosoda
NVC.005.1011 Print, Photographic Black and white photo. Photo of Paul Hosoda and Mary Hosoda.
NVC.005.1012 Print, Photographic Color photo. Photo of a tombstone covered in flowers.
NVC.005.1013 Print, Photographic Color photo. Two veterans carrying flags surround a tombstone.
NVC.005.1014 Print, Photographic Color photo. Veterans carrying and walking with flags.
NVC.005.1015 Print, Photographic Color photo. Photo of the Lakeview cemtery, the war dead memorial, and the memorial service attendees.
NVC.005.1016 Print, Photographic Color photo. Memorial service at Lakeview cemtery. Photo of service attendees and veterans carrying flags.
NVC.005.1017 Print, Photographic Black and white photo. Photo of a NVC scholarship recipient.
NVC.005.1018 Print, Photographic Black and white photo. Photo of Ken Sato and Sarah Sato.
NVC.005.1019 Print, Photographic Black and white photo. Photo of three young Niseis (two men and one woman) posing for a picture.
1991.100.206 Photograph Water scene with 2 masted cargo vessel at left center, small steam powered at right center.Wooded promontory in background, slopes to the left.
NVC.005.102 Print, Photographic Date: 1943 Location: Camp Shelby, Mississippi Original caption: Camp Shelby, Mississippi. Japanese-American Combat Team. At Camp Shelby, Miss. Americans of Japanese ancestry from California, Hawaii, and other areas are undergoing intensive training as an Army combat team. One group of Japanese-Americans has already gone and seen action in the Mediterranean Theatre. These pictures show some of the phases of the training of the 442nd Combat team at Camp Shelby: Chaplain (Lt.) Masoa Yamada, Hawaii, junior regimental chaplain of the 442nd Infantry, the first person of Japanese ancestry to be commissioned a Chaplain in the U.S. Army reporting to Col. C.W. Pence, Commanding Officer of the Japanese-American Combat Team at Camp Shelby, Mississippi. 1943. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee and the U.S. Army
NVC.005.1020 Print, Photographic Black and white photo. Photo of Ken Sato.
NVC.005.1021 Print, Photographic Color photo. Photo of Bruce Miyake making a speech.
NVC.005.1022 Print, Photographic Black and white photo. Photo of a Nisei woman on a dance floor. Couples dance around her.
NVC.005.1023 Print, Photographic Black and white photo. Photo of two Nisei men in suits
NVC.005.1024 Print, Photographic Color photo. Photo of a scholarship recipient.
NVC.005.1025 Print, Photographic Color photo. Photo of Nisei man making a speech while a man and woman sit on either side of him.
NVC.005.1026 Print, Photographic Color photo. Photo of Paul receiving the gavel from Shun. Joe Martineau next to Mary.
NVC.005.1027 Print, Photographic Color photo. Photo of Paul receiving the gavel from Shun. Joe Martineau next to Mary.
NVC.005.1028 Print, Photographic Color photo. Photo of a woman speaking and holding a microphone while a young man next to her holds a piece of paper and a woman sitting nearby looks on.
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