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NVC.005.123 Print, Photographic Location: Leghorn, Italy 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. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee and the U.S. Army
NVC.005.124 Print, Photographic Location: Pacific Ocean Area Original caption: Pacific Ocean Area. Colonel Francis E. Gillette, Commandant, Fort Kam Casual Depot, left, presents Army Discharges to Tec 4 Kenichi Suehiro, 2855 E. Hanoa Road, center, and Pfc. Richard F. Yoneshige, 1427 Elm St., both of Honolulu, T.H., veterans of the famed 100th Inf. Bn., which fought in the Italian Campaign. The Battalion is composed entirely of AJA's. 6 March 1945. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee and the U.S. Army
NVC.005.125 Print, Photographic Location: Pacific Ocean Area Original caption: Pacific Ocean Area. Col. Francis E. Gillette, Commandant, Ft. Kam Casual Depot, left, pins the Good Conduct Medal on Tec 4 Kenichi Suehiro, 2855 E. Manoa Rd., Honolulu, T.H. He is a veteran of the famed 100th Inf. Bn., consisting of AJA's that saw action in the Italian Campaign. He has received an army discharge due to injuries sustained in action. 6 March 1945. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee and the U.S. Army
NVC.005.126 Print, Photographic Date: May 23, 1945 Location: Oahu, Hawaii 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, and the Combat Infantryman's Badge. 23 May 1945. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee and the U.S. Army
NVC.005.127 Print, Photographic Location: Oahu, Hawaii Original caption: Oahu, T.H. These members of the 100th Infantry Bn., composed entirely of Hawaiian AJA's, are entertained by Pfc. Marty Rakitt, 534 S. 16th St., Newark, N.J., on the steps of the 147th General Hospital, Honolulu, T.H. The men in the front row are, l. to r., Pvt. Gerico Hashimoto, Lihue, Kauai; Pfc. Mamoru Takabayashi, Kahului, Maui; Pvt. Hideo Toyama, Lahaina, Maui. The men in the back row are, l. to r., Pvt. Jahuro Akiyama, Honapepe, Kauai; Pfc. Tsuneo Onaka, Holualoa, Hawaii; and Pfc. Nakagawa, Hakalau, Hawaii, T.H. 28 March 1945. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee and the U.S. Army
1991.100.229 Postcard 2 copies of a postcard of a harbor scene showing a long pier with people standing on the end of it and several boats and sanpans in the water.
NVC.005.128 Print, Photographic Location: Santa Luce, Italy Original caption: Santa Luce, Italy. American troops of Japanese descent of the 100th Inf. Bn., 34th Division, U.S. Fifth Army, peer through glasses from the flag-bedecked city hall of Santa Luce to the level country ahead, before the gates of Leghorn, Italy. Santa Luce has just fallen to the Allies, 14 July 1944. U.S. Fifth Army. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee and the U.S. Army
NVC.005.129 Print, Photographic Location: Brescia, Italy 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. 18 May 1945. The correct spelling of the location is Brescia. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee and the U.S. Army
NVC.005.130 Print, Photographic Location: Tokyo, Japan Original caption: 2nd Lieutenant Fred A. Suzawana of El Monte, Calif., Nisei Japanese interpreter for the international prosecution section, of the International Military Tribunal for the Far East, Tokyo, Japan, questions Mr. Isao Fujita (left), a witness for the prosecution, in the War Ministry Building, Tokyo, Japan. 9-3-46. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee and the U.S. Army
NVC.005.131 Print, Photographic Date: March 14, 1948 Location: Tokyo, Japan Original caption: 1st Lt. Fred Uyehara of Chicago, Ill., assignment officer at the linguist training and control section, G-2, GHQ-FEC, left, interviews Lt. Yoshio Hotta of Oakland, Calif., concerning reassignment as a linguist officer in the Far East Command. Lt. Uyehara and Lt. Hotta are typical of the Niseis serving with the occupation forces in Japan. Tokyo, Japan. 14 Mar 48. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee and the U.S. Army
NVC.005.132 Print, Photographic Location: Tokyo, Japan Original caption: These Nisei character writers, Takashi Kikuta of Maui, T.H., left, and Hiroshi Yoshida of Los Angeles, Calif., right, insert Japanese characters following the romanization of Japanese proper names and special phrases in documents which have been translated. Characters must be written neatly in a size comparable to typewriter type. They are employed by the Allied Translator and Interpreter section, GHQ, Army Forces in the Pacific. Tokyo, Japan. 9/3/46. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee and the U.S. Army
NVC.005.133 Print, Photographic Date: September 3, 1946 Location: Tokyo, Japan Original caption: Tec 4 [illegible] from Hilo, Hawaii, checks a document to determine its accuracy before it is delivered to the Supreme Commander of the Allied Powers, and other Allied military authorities. Proof-reading of all manuscripts and documents for typegraphical errors, is one of the important positions held by both civilian and military Nisei personnel in Japan. He works in the production section, General Headquarters, Tokyo, Japan. 9-3-46. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee and the U.S. Army
NVC.005.134 Print, Photographic Date: September 3, 1946 Location: Tokyo, Japan Original caption: Tec 4 M. Mori of Chicago, Ill., radio repairman with the Allied translator and interpreter section, General Headquarters, Allied Powers in the Pacific, Tokyo, Japan, works at repairing a radio in the repair shop. 9-3-46. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee and the U.S. Army
NVC.005.135 Print, Photographic Location: Tokyo, Japan Original caption: Nisei Capt. Steve S. Yammoto of Chicago, Ill., International Prosecution section, International Military Tribunal in the Far East, center, checks Japanese documents used in the war crimes trials, held in the War Ministry Bldg., Tokyo, Japan. He is assisted by two members of the Allied Translator and Interpreter section. They are, l. to r., Tec 4 Satoshi Tomita of Seattle, Wash., and Tec 4 Tahoe P. Tagashi of Sacramento, Calif. 9/3/46. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee and the U.S. Army
NVC.005.136 Print, Photographic Location: Tokyo, Japan Original caption: Nisei mail clerks attached to the Allied Translators and Interpreter Section, General Hq, Army Forces in the Pacific, Tokyo, Japan, sort mail in the Nippon Yusen Kaisha Bldg., Tokyo, Japan. They are, l. to r., Tec 5 Sam Morimoto, 2nd Det., ATIS, of Kansas City, Mo., and Pfc. Tadao Satow, 3rd Det., ATIS, of Hawthorne, Calif. Official and personal mail is handled in this mail room. 9/3/46. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee and the U.S. Army
NVC.005.137 Print, Photographic Location: Tokyo, Japan Original caption: Capt. R. W. Pedlow of Chester, Pa., right, and Tec 3 James Iso of San Jose, Calif., Nisei, left, are attached to the G2 Liaison section, Allied Translation and Interpreter section, GHQ, Army Forces in the Pacific, Nippon Yusen Kaisha Bldg., Tokyo, Japan. They are responsible for furnishing qualified Nisei interpreters and translators needed by Occupation Forces in the Pacific Theater. 9/3/46. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee and the U.S. Army
1991.100.230 Postcard 2 copies of a postcard of the entrance of the Atsuta Shrine Nagoya, Japan. Shows the entry gate and shrine buildings in the background
NVC.005.138 Print, Photographic Location: Tokyo, Japan Original caption: Nisei defense attorney for Tojo, one of the major war criminals to be tried before the International Military Tribunal for the Far East, War Ministry Bldg., Tokyo, Japan, is George Yamaoka, a civil service employee, who stands at the addressing stand. Mr. Yamaoka, who lives in N.Y. City, was attached to the Japanese delegation, London Naval Conference, 1929-1930, and is counsel to leading Japanese business and banking firms in New York. Also he is legal advisor to government agencies. 9/3/46. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee and the U.S. Army
NVC.005.139 Print, Photographic Location: Tokyo, Japan Original caption: Miss Doris Y. Shibamo, Nisei Japanese civil service employee who was born in Wahiawa, Oahu, T.H., and Pfc. Jim Morikawa of Baker's Field, Calif. (right), prepare letters for proof-readers and subsequent delivery to the Supreme Commander of the Allied Powers. They are typists in the typing subsection, NYK Building, Tokyo, Japan. 9-3-46. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee and the U.S. Army
NVC.005.140 Print, Photographic Location: Honolulu, Hawaii Original caption: Honolulu, T.H. Mrs. Risaku Kanaya is presented the Silver Star Medal posthumously awarded her son, Pvt. Walter E. Kanaya, for gallantry in action near Bruyeres, France, 17 October 1944, with the 2nd Bn., 442nd Infantry, as Mr. Kanaya stands with her. Chaplain (Colonel) Corwin H. Olds, CPBC, makes the presentation at 1521 Young St., Honolulu. 25 August 1945. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee and the U.S. Army
NVC.005.141 Print, Photographic Location: Tokyo, Japan Original caption: Miss Yukie Konai, Nisei clerk-typist, Special Service, GHQ, Army Forces in the Pacific, Tokyo, Japan, locates a rest area for a GI. She came to Tokyo from New York City in 1940 and was forced to remain until the conclusion of the war. When her citizenship was reinstated, she secured a position in the War Department. 9/3/46. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee and the U.S. Army
NVC.005.142 Print, Photographic Location: Bougainville, Solomon Islands Original caption: One of the most miraculous escapes from a bomb explosion is pictured here. In this foxhole in the side of the shell crater is S. Sgt. Oye Ogata of Helena, Mont. This is the position he occupied when the bomb landed next to him. He was buried alive by the sand thrown up by the explosion but succeeded in scraping a hole large enough to call for help. His buddies dug him out, unharmed, by tunneling into the sides of the shell-hole. In the center of the crater is Sgt. Tom Uyeda of Sacramento, Calif., and on edge of crater is Sgt. William Ishida of Lindsay, Calif. All men are Japanese personnel. 11/16/43. Bougainville. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee and the U.S. Army
NVC.005.143 Print, Photographic Location: Okinawa Original caption: S/Sgt. Kenyo Miyashiro, U.S. Army interpreter, and his family have a reunion at Stoman. 1945. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee and the U.S. Army
NVC.005.144 Print, Photographic Location: Tokyo, Japan Original caption: An effort is made to find housing for military personnel by a house-to-house canvass of homes in the Tokyo, Japan, area. Nisei Tec 5 Tom T. Aoyagi, Hq. Co., dependents' housing section, GHQ, Army Forces in the Pacific, of Milo, Hawaii, assists Major Clarence L. Dufgeans, Pacusa Chofu Flight section, of Montgomery, Ala., right. Tokyo, Japan. 9/3/46. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee and the U.S. Army
NVC.005.145 Print, Photographic Location: Tokyo, Japan Original caption: Team G, Nisei Japanese, of the translation and scanning sub-section, General Headquarters, Allied Forces in the Pacific, NYK Building, Tokyo, Japan, work at translating Japanese documents requested by other organizations. This team is responsible for the full translation of letters for Gen. Douglas MacArthur, Supreme Allied Commander for the Allied Powers. L-R: Tec 4 Larry L. Kazahaya of Los Angeles, Calif.; Mr. Dick R. Oda of Moneta, Calif., and Mr. Fred Umeda of Sacramento, Calif. These men are in the front row. 9-3-46. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee and the U.S. Army
NVC.005.146 Print, Photographic Location: Tokyo, Japan Original caption: The typing sub-section of the production section, Allied translator and interpreter sectioin, General Headquarters, Allied Forces in the Pacific, NYK Building, Tokyo, Japan. All documents which have first been translated and written in long hand by both civilian and military Nisei personnel, are typed by the sub-section and sent to proof-readers for final check before delivery to the Supreme Commander of the Allied Powers, and other Allied military authorities. 9-3-46. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee and the U.S. Army
NVC.005.147 Print, Photographic Location: Tokyo, Japan Original caption: Pfc. Taka Oka, Nisei Japanese sign-painter for the Allied translator and interpreter section, General Headquarters, Allied Powers in the Pacific, Tokyo, Japan, prepares a sign announcing the weekly dance. He is from Seattle, Wash., and a member of the Allied occupation forces in Japan. 9-3-46. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee and the U.S. Army
1991.100.231 Postcard 2 copies of a postcard of Honganji-betsuin, (temple) Nagoya. It is a large building with a two-tiered tiled roof and red painted wooden structural members. It's in a large square with pine trees.
NVC.005.148 Print, Photographic Location: Sand Island, Hawaii Original caption: Sand Island, Honolulu. Pvt. Harry Koka of Ewa, Oahu, T.H., is awarded the Purple Heart by Col. Ernst T. Barco, CO, AP & SC. He was wounded while fighting with the famed 100th Infantry in the Italian Campaign. 6 June 1945. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee and the U.S. Army
NVC.005.149 Print, Photographic Location: Tokyo, Japan Original caption: Nisei Japanese supply clerks, work in the supply room from which supplies are issued to the Allied translator and interpreter section, General Headquarters, Allied Powers in the Pacific, Tokyo, Japan. L-R: Pfc. Hideo Ikeuchi, Tec 5 Tom Maruyama, and Pfc. Francis Nakagawa. 9-3-46. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee and the U.S. Army
NVC.005.150 Print, Photographic Location: Tokyo, Japan Original caption: Tec 5 George Fuyasho of Portland, Oregon, a Nisei Japanese draftsman for the Allied translator and interpreter section, General Headquarters, Allied Forces in the Pacific, prepares sketches and maps necessary for the production of documents, Floor plans and blueprints. Tokyo, Japan. 9-3-46. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee and the U.S. Army
NVC.005.151 Print, Photographic Location: Tokyo, Japan Original caption: Tec 5 Tom Tashiro (left) of Illinois, Nisei Japanese education counselor and Information and Education non-commissioned officer, advises Pfc. Norman Shimakawa of the 3d Detachment, a typist in the production section, General Headquarters, Allied Powers in the Pacific, on the selection of a course to better his education and to prepare for future schooling. Tokyo, Japan. 9-3-46. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee and the U.S. Army
NVC.005.152 Print, Photographic Location: Tokyo, Japan Original caption: Pfc. Al Y. Kimoto (left) Nisei Japanese librarian of the Allied translator and interpreter section, General Headquarters, Allied Powers in the Pacific, Tokyo, Japan, assists Pfc. Paul S. Hasegawa of the 3d Detachment, with his choice of reading material in the library which is under the jurisdiction of the Information and Education Section. 9-3-46. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee and the U.S. Army
NVC.005.153 Print, Photographic Location: Tokyo, Japan Original caption: Pfc. Kaichi Fukushima, Nisei Japanese mimeograph operator in the production section, General Headquarters, Allied Forces in the Pacific, Tokyo, Japan, stencils both Japanese characters and English translations out by the typing sub-section. 9-3-46. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee and the U.S. Army
NVC.005.154 Print, Photographic Location: Tokyo, Japan Original caption: Two Nisei Japanese operate telephone switchboard for the Allied translator and interpreter section, General Headquarters, Tokyo, Japan. 9-3-46 Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee and the U.S. Army
NVC.005.155 Print, Photographic Location: Fay's Area, France Original caption: Japanese-American soldiers of the 442nd Regiment Combat Team, 2nd Battalion, salute as the American national anthem is played at the finale of the Memorial Day services held at the front, in France. Seventh Army. 11/11/44. Fay's area, France. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee and the U.S. Army
NVC.005.156 Print, Photographic Location: Bruyeres, France Original caption: Two Color guards and color bearers of the Japanese-American 442nd Combat Team, stand at attention while their citations are read. They are standing on ground, in the Bruyeres Area, France, where many of their comrades fell. 12 November 1944. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee and the U.S. Army
NVC.005.157 Print, Photographic Location: Tokyo, Japan Original caption: Nisei Japanese civilians and soldiers of the U.S. Army, work in the translation and scanning sections, and the Allied translator and interpreter sections, General Headquarters, Allied Forces in the Pacific, located in the NYK Building, Tokyo, Japan. The majority of the personnel working in these sections are Nisei civilians and soldiers, who are responsible for the translation of all Japanese documents for the Supreme Allied Powers, one of the many jobs so vital to the success of the occupation. 9-3-46. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee and the U.S. Army
1991.100.232 Postcard 2 copies of a postcard of a four storied and four tiered roof Nagoya Castle. Pine and maple trees visible. The castle is behind a stone wall. Uniformed men are lined up in front of the wall.
NVC.005.158 Print, Photographic Location: Tokyo, Japan Original caption: Tec 3 Robert Tamura, Nisei Japanese of Los Angeles, Calif., artist and art editor of the "A Tiscope" unit newspaper of the Allied translator and interpreter section, General Headquarters, Allied Powers in the Pacific, Toyko, Japan, draws cover for weekly newspaper. This newspaper provides the section with information of local entertainment, announcements in and around, and general everyday news. 9-3-46. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee and the U.S. Army
NVC.005.159 Print, Photographic Location: Tokyo, Japan Original caption: Nisei Japanese soldiers, interpreters of the linguist section, Allied translator and interpreter section, General Headquarters, Allied Powers in the Pacific, Tokyo, Japan, attend class in legal terminology as part of training program to better their knowledge of the Japanese language. 9-3-46. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee and the U.S. Army
NVC.005.160 Print, Photographic Location: Tokyo, Japan Original caption: Tec 3 Ben Oshita (left) of Salt Lake City, Utah, interpreting the questions of Capt. Arthur A. Sandusky, staff attorney, asked of a possible prosecution witness for the International Military Tribunal for the Far East, in the Ministry of War Building, Tokyo, Japan. Miss Lenore Scott is the stenographer for the inquisition. This is one of the many important positions held by the Nisei in Japan. 9-3-46. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee and the U.S. Army
NVC.005.161 Print, Photographic Location: Oahu, Hawaii Original caption: Oahu, T.H. Pfc. Kiyoto Nakai, Japanese-American veteran of the 442nd Infantry Regiment, who was blinded in battle, sits with his seeing-eye dog, Cubby and his fiancee, Miss Miyaho Hiratoni, at the Army's North Sector General Hospital. Schofield Barracks. 10 September 1945. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee and the U.S. Army
NVC.005.162 Print, Photographic Location: Camp Shelby, Mississippi Basic training at Camp Shelby. Nisei soldiers throwing fragmentation grenades. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee and the U.S. Army Signal Corps
NVC.005.163 Print, Photographic Location: Italy Prisoners of war being taken to Ghedi Air Base in Italy to be processed. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee and the U.S. Army Signal Corps
NVC.005.164 Print, Photographic Location: Camp Shelby, Mississippi Basic training at Camp Shelby. Firing Browning 30-Calibre heavy meachine gun. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee and the U.S. Army Signal Corps
NVC.005.165 Print, Photographic Location: Camp Shelby, Mississippi Antitank Company in training at Camp Shelby, Mississippi. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee and the U.S. Army Signal Corps
NVC.005.166 Print, Photographic Location: Japan Job applicant during the occupation of Japan. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee and the U.S. Army Signal Corps
NVC.005.167 Print, Photographic Location: Fort Snelling, Minnesota Nisei Women's Army Corps (WAC) detachment at Fort Snelling, Minnesota. During World War II and the postwar period more than 300 nisei women served in the WAC. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee
1988.007.004 Photograph Black and white photo of Nippon Tennis Club. Two rows of tennis players (20), mixed Japanese and Caucasian. Shelter in background with American flag. A: print, B: negative
1991.100.233 Postcard 2 copies of a postcard of the Tsurumai Park,Nagoya. A white monument with bronze(?) roof set on grassy mound There's a fence around it with stairs leading up to it. 4 adults and 2 children are in the foreground.
NVC.005.168 Print, Photographic Location: Pacific Islands Surrender of Japanese forces on one of the Pacific Islands. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee and the U.S. Army Signal Corps
NVC.005.169 Print, Photographic Location: Tokyo, Japan Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS), Tokyo. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee and the U.S. Army Signal Corps
NVC.005.170 Print, Photographic Location: Camp Robinson, Arkansas Original caption: Yoshio Tamura of Los Angeles, California is one of the first trainees to arrive at Camp Robinson, Arkansas, Infantry Replacement Training Center. He is being welcomed by Lt. Col. J.P. Gammon, Commander of the 66th Infantry Training Battalion, 14th Regiment, as the other trainees look on. February 2, 1942. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee and the U.S. Army
NVC.005.171 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 a 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: With rifles ready, these five men from Hawaii are prepared to cross the stream on a raft swung on cables and pulled by men in the water. On raft, left to right are Pvt. Charles Ouija, Pvt. Francis Hirota, Sgt. Henry Yamane, Pvt. Fusso Hamada and Pvt. George Sunakoda. 1943. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee and the U.S. Army
NVC.005.172 Print, Photographic Location: Leghorn, Italy Original caption: [illegible] troops of Japanese ancestry, ride jeep patrol through the streets of Leghorn, Italy. Fifth Army, July 19, 1944. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee and the U.S. Army
NVC.005.173 Print, Photographic Location: Volletri, Italy Original caption: Japanese-American Infantrymen of the 100th Infantry Battalion, 34th Division, moving up to the front, on a dusty road in the Volletri area, Italy. May 28, 1944. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee and the U.S. Army
NVC.005.174 Print, Photographic Location: Volletri, Italy Original caption: Japanese-American Infantrymen of the 100th Infantry Battalion, 34th Division, moving up to the front, on a dusty road in the Volletri area, Italy. May 28, 1944. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee and the U.S. Army
NVC.005.175 Print, Photographic Location: Vada, Italy 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. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee and the U.S. Army
NVC.005.176 Print, Photographic Location: Tokyo, Japan Original caption: Nisei interpreters of Gen. HQ. Allied Powers in the Pacific, Tokyo Japan, attend classes on "Kan-Ji" characters. 3 Sep 1946. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee and the U.S. Army
NVC.005.177 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
1991.100.234 Postcard 2 copies of a postcard of a large two-tiered temple building in Osu-kwanon,Nagoya. There are shops and people in front of the temple.
NVC.005.178 Print, Photographic Location: Cecina, Italy Original caption: The 442nd Infantry Regiment band, the only Army musical organization whose members all are Americans of Japanese descent, plays for its regiment at a ceremony in Cecina, Italy. The band leader, M/Sgt. Jun Yamamoto, lives at 1214 Hayes St., Boise, Idaho. 7/30/44. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee and the U.S. Army
NVC.005.179 Print, Photographic Location: San Francisco, California Original caption: Colonel Joseph P. Sullivan, Sixth Army Quartermaster, represents General Mark W. Clark, CG, Sixth Army, at a ceremony where Sam Kinoshita, Nisei veteran of the 442nd Combat Team, holds Hawaiian lei of 1,100 individual flowers, which is on route to Paris to be placed on the tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the Arch of Triumph on Memorial Day, in honor of Hawaii's war dead. The flowers are being flown under the sponsorship of the Nisei veterans in Hawaii. San Francisco, Calif. 27 May 48. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee and the U.S. Army
NVC.005.180 Print, Photographic `Location: Seattle, Washington In the late 1940s, Seattle hosted the National Oriental Basketball Tournament with teams competing from Washington, Oregon, California, Hawaii, Illinois and Vancouver, BC. In this photo the Hawaiian team is playing Seattle's Cathay Post at the Seattle University Gymnasium. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee (Photographer George Morihiro)
NVC.005.181 Print, Photographic Location: Seattle, Washington In the late 1940s, Seattle hosted the National Oriental Basketball Tournament with teams competing from Washington, Oregon, California, Hawaii, Illinois and Vancouver, BC. Games like this one were played at the Seattle University Gymnasium. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee (Photographer George Morihiro)
NVC.005.182 Print, Photographic Date: Late 1940s Location: Seattle, Washington In the late 1940s, Seattle hosted the National Oriental Basketball Tournament with teams competing from Washington, Oregon, California, Hawaii, Illinois and Vancouver, BC. Games like this one were played at the Seattle University Gymnasium. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee (Photographer George Morihiro)
NVC.005.183 Print, Photographic Date: 1952 Location: Seattle, Washington These ladies are preparing sushi for a bazaar sponsored by the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee. This bazaar was held at the Seattle Buddhist Church. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee (Photographer Elmer Ogawa)
NVC.005.184 Print, Photographic Location: Seattle, Washington Members of the Women's Auxiliary Club operating a booth at the bazaar. This bazaar was held at the Nisei Veterans Committee Hall. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee (Photographer Elmer Ogawa)
NVC.005.185 Print, Photographic Date: 1953 Location: Seattle, Washington This football team, sponsored by the Nisei Veterans Committee (NVC), is enjoying lunch at NVC Hall. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee (Photographer Elmer Ogawa)
NVC.005.186 Print, Photographic Location: Seattle, Washington These women are selling sushi at the bazaar. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee (Photographer Elmer Ogawa)
NVC.005.187 Print, Photographic Location: Seattle, Washington Participants of the Nisei Veterans Committee golf tournament eating a celebratory dinner in Chinatown. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee
1991.100.235 Postcard 2 copies of a postcard of Sakaemachi-dori, Hirokoji, Nagoya. Looking down the middle of the street with two story western style buildings and one-story Japanese-style shops. Electrical poles are visible.
NVC.005.188 Print, Photographic Location: Seattle, Washington Three nisei veterans work on remodeling the Seattle Nisei Veterans Clubhouse. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee (Photographer Elmer Ogawa)
NVC.005.189 Print, Photographic Location: Seattle, Washington Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee
NVC.005.190 Print, Photographic Location: Seattle, Washington This event took place at the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee Hall. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee (Photographer Elmer Ogawa)
NVC.005.191 Print, Photographic Location: Seattle, Washington In the late 1940s, Seattle hosted the National Oriental Basketball Tournament with teams competing from Washington, Oregon, California, Hawaii, Illinois and Vancouver, BC. In this photo Seattle Mayor William F. Devin talks with the Honolulu team. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee (Photographer George Morihiro)
NVC.005.192 Print, Photographic Location: Seattle, Washington In the late 1940s, Seattle hosted the National Oriental Basketball Tournament with teams competing from Washington, Oregon, California, Hawaii, Illinois and Vancouver, BC. In this photo one of the teams watches a game at the Seattle University Gymnasium. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee (Photographer George Morihiro)
NVC.005.193 Print, Photographic Location: Seattle, Washington This dinner and dance, sponsored by the Nisei Veterans Committee and the Women's Auxiliary Club, was held in the Winsor Room at the New Washington Hotel. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee (Photographer Elmer Ogawa)
NVC.005.194 Print, Photographic Location: Seattle, Washington Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee (Photographer Elmer Ogawa)
NVC.005.195 Print, Photographic Location: Seattle, Washington Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee (Photographer Elmer Ogawa)
NVC.005.196 Print, Photographic Location: Seattle, Washington Three nisei veterans admiring the 442nd Regimental Combat Team "Go for Broke" shirt. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee (Photographer Elmer Ogawa)
NVC.005.197 Print, Photographic Location: Seattle, Washington Parents pointing to their son's name on the honor roll board while a nisei veteran and his wife look on. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee (Photographer Elmer Ogawa)
1991.100.236 Postcard Monument of Victory, Nagoya. The monument is on a raised stoned circular base with a stairway leading up to the base.
NVC.005.198 Print, Photographic Location: Seattle, Washington Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee (Photographer Elmer Ogawa)
NVC.005.199 Print, Photographic Location: Seattle, Washington Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee (Photographer Elmer Ogawa)
NVC.005.200 Print, Photographic Location: unknown Trophy presentation. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee
NVC.005.201 Print, Photographic Location: Seattle, Washington This reunion dinner took place in the Grand Ballroom at the Olympic Hotel. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee
NVC.005.202 Print, Photographic Location: Seattle, Washington Cocktail hour held in the Spanish Ballroom at the Olympic Hotel. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee (Photographer Elmer Ogawa)
NVC.005.203 Print, Photographic Location: Seattle, Washington Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee
NVC.005.204 Print, Photographic Location: Seattle, Washington This photo was taken at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee
NVC.005.205 Print, Photographic Location: Seattle, Washington As part of a promotional tour, this group is performing at the Nisei Veterans Committee Clubhouse. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee (Photographer Elmer Ogawa)
NVC.005.206 Print, Photographic Location: Seattle, Washington Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee
NVC.005.207 Print, Photographic Location: Seattle, Washington Dancing in the Spanish Ballroom at the Olympic Hotel as part of the reunion main banquet. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee
1991.100.237 Photograph Color tinted postcard titled "F88 The Odo Kaiky". Scene is of a small harbor with 3 boats out in water and others tied at shore. Wooded hillside and buildings along far shore.
NVC.005.208 Print, Photographic Location: Seattle, Washington Greeting the Hawaii delegation at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee
NVC.005.209 Print, Photographic Location: Seattle, Washington Shiro Kashino is crowning the Reunion Queen as part of the National Nisei Veterans Reunion festivities. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee (Photographer Elmer Ogawa)
NVC.005.210 Print, Photographic Location: Pine Lake, Washington This family outing to Pine Lake was part of the 1964 National Nisei Veterans Reunion. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee
NVC.005.211 Print, Photographic Location: Seattle, Washington This dance, part of the National Nisei Veterans Reunion, took place in the Spanish Ballroom of the Olympic Hotel. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee
NVC.005.212 Print, Photographic Location: Seattle, Washington This parade honoring veterans took place in downtown Seattle, Washington. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee
NVC.005.213 Print, Photographic Location: unknown Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee
NVC.005.214 Print, Photographic Location: Seattle, Washington This bazaar was held at the Nisei Veterans Committee Clubhouse. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee (Photographer Elmer Ogawa)
NVC.005.215 Print, Photographic Location: Seattle, Washington Members of the Women's Auxiliary Club displaying their baked goods at the Nisei Veterans Committee bazaar. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee (Photographer Elmer Ogawa)
NVC.005.216 Print, Photographic Location: Seattle, Washington Members of the Nisei Veterans Committee (NVC) and Kendo Club meet to officially transfer the deed of Kendo Hall to the NVC. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee (Photographer Elmer Ogawa)
NVC.005.217 Print, Photographic Location: Seattle, Washington Golf Tournament sponsored by the Nisei Veterans Commitee. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee (Photographer Elmer Ogawa)
1991.100.238 Postcard Black and white, tinted postcard of a railroad station. Tudor style three story building with red tile roof. A stone memorial statue in plaza in front of station. At right motor car. Front caption: "The Station, Shimonoseki"
NVC.005.218 Print, Photographic Location: Seattle, Washington This parade honoring veterans took place in downtown Seattle, Washington. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee
NVC.005.219 Print, Photographic Location: Seattle, Washington This parade honoring veterans took place in downtown Seattle, Washington. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee (Photographer Ralph S. Ochi)
NVC.005.220 Print, Photographic Location: Seattle, Washington Putting up a sign for the bazaar at Nisei Veterans Committee Hall. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee
NVC.005.221 Print, Photographic Location: Seattle, Washington This dance took place at Nisei Veterans Committee Hall. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee (Photographer Elmer Ogawa)
NVC.005.222 Print, Photographic Location: Pine Lake, Washington This family outing to Pine Lake was part of the National Nisei Veterans Reunion. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee
NVC.005.223 Print, Photographic Location: Seattle, Washington This Christmas party was held at the Nisei Veterans Committee Clubhouse. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee (Photographer Elmer Ogawa)
NVC.005.224 Print, Photographic Location: Tokyo, Japan Original caption: Civilians and soldiers, attached to the Allied Translator and Interpreter section, General Hq, Army Forces in the Pacific, and quartered in the Nippon Yusen Kaisha Bldg., Tokyo, Japan, attend weekly dance for members of their unit. It is a popular activity in Tokyo planned for the Nisei. 9/3/46. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee and the U.S. Army
NVC.005.225 Print, Photographic Location: Seattle, Washington This dance took place at Nisei Veterans Committee Hall. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee (Photographer Elmer Ogawa)
NVC.005.226 Print, Photographic Location: Seattle, Washington Congressman Spark Matsunaga greeting supporters at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Congressman Matsunaga was the keynote speaker at the reunion event held at Seattle's Olympic Hotel. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee
NVC.005.227 Print, Photographic Location: Seattle, Washington The Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee sponsored International Fighting Irish football team is playing against West Seattle at Garfield High School. The Fighting Irish won the game 26-0. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee (Photographer Elmer Ogawa)
1991.100.239 Postcard Black and white, tinted, postcard of a temple yard. Stairway at center of photo up to a stone torli with the temple buildings in background. 4 stone lanters are visible with large pine to right. Caption on front: "The Akamaguu Shimonoseki"
NVC.005.228 Print, Photographic Location: Seattle, Washington Members of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee sponsored International Fighting Irish football team eating dinner at an awards banquet. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee (Photographer Elmer Ogawa)
NVC.005.229 Print, Photographic Location: Seattle, Washington This awards banquet was held in 1953 to honor the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee sponsored International Fighting Irish football team, which finished first in its league. In this photo two young footballers are receiving inspirational player awards from the coach. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee (Photographer Elmer Ogawa)
NVC.005.230 Print, Photographic Location: Seattle, Washington This awards banquet was held in 1953 to honor the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee-sponsored International Fighting Irish football team, which finished first in its league. In this photo a young footballer is receiving an outstanding player award. Courtesy of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee (Photographer Elmer Ogawa)
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