Browse Items (4413 total)

Matsumoto discusses more about Pearl Harbor and enlisting into the service. He details about the journey to the Mainland and Camp Shelby. Matsumoto also discusses about his experiences at Camp Shelby.

Matsumoto discusses his combat and his other experiences in Italy and France. He details about being wounded and his road to recovery. Matsumoto also discusses about his life after being discharged from the army.
https://s3.amazonaws.com/omeka-net/15605/archive/files/de9d7fb8e2dafeb513c555ad7b82ef4e.jpg

"'Go For Broke' Legacy Continues" by Nao Gunji introduces two veterans - Dr. Kenneth Inada and Lt. Martin Higgins - who attended the sixth Anniversary Go For Broke Monument Tribute in Little Tokyo. Dr. Kenneth Inada took part in the rescue of the…
https://s3.amazonaws.com/omeka-net/5849/archive/files/bf09aceb36f03f128c228c627ffbda35.jpg

" topographic map of Pietrosante/Massa area for Apennines campaign". Markers noting important details of Apennines campaign.
https://s3.amazonaws.com/omeka-net/5849/archive/files/c5fecf66330ae781efcd1dc59d09f0ee.jpg

"No. 96536. This is to certify that [Hiroshi Mizuki] is a member in good standing of the Fifth Army Association. Certified on June 30, 1945 by Lt. General L.K. Truscott, Jr." Stamped with Fifth Army Association logo.
Kasamatsu_142 001 .jpg

Dai-Ichi Hotel and surroundings- a few days after VJ Day (Victory over Japan) Day,
Scan 130.pdf

Program of reunion activities. Cover of the photograph includes several different cartoon dogs and Club 100 seal. Reunion in Hawaii.
20161026124057_00003.jpg

Letter to fellow congregation members in Seattle and other areas. Letter focuses on milestones such as weddings, births, and the congregation's activities, led by a Reverend Anderson. Wounded soldiers are also mentioned. Relocation activities and the…
2008.021.007.pdf

Written by Brigadier General Henry J. Muller, Jr. in 1990 about his early experiences in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and his introduction to the work of the Japanese American Military Intelligence Services Linguists.
Kasamatsu_156 001 .jpg

Written on the back, "Boom- munition decoy- Pacific. "Black smoke rising from middle of ocean.
https://s3.amazonaws.com/omeka-net/5849/archive/files/a2f59470facbc78422446768e2370c74.jpg

Sailing towards New York Harbor and Statue of Liberty; seen in the distance.
20161026140106.pdf

Pamphlet of Setion Welakahau dated September 8, 1945 with the names of soldiers on the cover. Contents of the pamphlet are short stories, some of which refer back to living in Hawaii. Signatures of soldiers are on the front and back cover of the…
https://s3.amazonaws.com/omeka-net/5849/archive/files/4e51982a5ca0ba14de14e767596ab74a.jpg

"Sign entering Livorno, Italy (Tuscany). Describing its history." Sign reading "Leghorn", with details of history.
Scan 49.jpg

Soldier, Fujioka, pointing rifle in ditch.
https://s3.amazonaws.com/omeka-net/5849/archive/files/957e5a31ac5f90b2cad6428c35b05fd4.jpg

Army Air Force Rest Center building. Location of the building is unknown.
https://s3.amazonaws.com/omeka-net/5849/archive/files/f7733d6117066f28553f31ad8ef2befe.tif

Wrecked Japanese tank on the side of the road. Works Progress Administration photograph identifier on image border: WPA-45-61771. Additional identification on the image- Signal Corps and "Bates 17123403."
https://s3.amazonaws.com/omeka-net/15605/archive/files/9ae65bb4fcf7eaf48f49be481f495438.pdf

Satoru Nakamura (Sept. 22, 1916-Oct. 26, 2011). "Satoru Nakamura was a World War II veteran and former first sergeant of Company B of the following units, 370th Engineers, later redesignated as 1399th Construction Engineers (Schofield Barracks,…
https://s3.amazonaws.com/omeka-net/15605/archive/files/25e814322ed0368a227035ac2afc4361.jpg

U.S. Army papers promoting Corporal Satoru Nakamura to Staff Sergeant on June 3rd, 1942 at Schofield Barracks, by his Commanding Colonel H.L. Robb.
https://s3.amazonaws.com/omeka-net/15605/archive/files/cdaff81891da1619f51d974866d179ac.jpg

U.S. Army papers promoting Staff Sergeant Satoru Nakamura to First Sergeant on November 4th, 1942, by Cpt. David Kahanamoku.
https://s3.amazonaws.com/omeka-net/15605/archive/files/62b75b4b9a5d87147d23c193040b30a5.jpg

Noncommissioned Officers' Get-Together Party of Comapny B, 171st Infantry Battalion (separate), Camp Shelby, Mississippi. October 1944. Left to right: Yokooji, Fujii, Maehara, Arashiro, Tawata, Nakako, Ganeko, Uchima. Center: Goya. Onaga, Nakamura,…
https://s3.amazonaws.com/omeka-net/15605/archive/files/8e2e55a3c9b7e66cf70b908f75f38e2d.jpg

Top row, left photograph: Jimmie S. Onchi painting the bulletin board; Top row, right photograph: (Back of photo) Camp Shelby, Mississippi. T Sgt. Onchi of Calif. painting bulletin board; Bottom row, left photograph: Unidentified soldier working on…

Herzig-Yoshinaga discusses what it was like growing up in California and her family. She details about what food they ate at home. Herzig-Yoshinaga also discusses about her schooling and the community she grew up in.

Herzig-Yoshinaga discusses about seeing prejudice, values taught at home and her more about her family. She details about her high school years and her idols growing up. Herzig-Yoshinaga also discusses about Pearl Harbor, its aftermath, and her…
2006OH0648A_T_Herzig.pdf

2006OH0648_T_Herzig.pdf

2009OH0975_T_Konoshima.pdf

Konoshima begins the interview speaking about his family background. As his father came over to the United States, Akio was born in Japan and brought over to California as an infant. They would move to Mountain View in northern California and lease…

Konoshima discusses the reasons for attending University of Wisconsin after the camps and his sister also attending. Next, he speaks about the effects of being born in Japan and not having the same rights that even Japanese Americans had, such as…

Konoshima begins by speaking about his time in occupied Japan. After spending time in the American concentration camps, he would be shipped to Tokyo as part of the Headquarters team. When arriving in Tokyo, he would remember the destruction of…

Konoshima discusses how he ended up joining the Army, despite not being an American citizen. He would not become a citizen until the McCarron-Walter Act would allow him to do so. Next, he discusses the importance of becoming a U.S. citizen and what…

Ishikawa discusses his family and what it was like growing up on a ranch. He details about his educational experiences and Pearl Harbor. Ishikawa also discusses experiences with training and his early time in Italy.

Ishikawa discusses his experiences in Italy including Monte Cassino and Anzio. He details about his experiences in France, about he got wounded, and his recovery. Ishikawa also discusses about his homecoming experience and his life after the…

Ishikawa discusses the treatment of Japanese Americans. He overviews the jobs he had in Hawaii and in the army. Ishikawa also discusses the furloughs he took and is health.

Akira Ishikawa discusses his prefecture origin and his nickname "Jockey". His nickname comes from the love of horses and horse racing. Ishikawa recalls the Pearl Harbor attack, being drafted, and going overseas. He also shares his wartime experience…

Akira Ishikawa discusses wartime experiences such as using mules to carry military equipment in Italy, Mainland soldiers and being injured in battle. When Ishikawa is discharge, he learns of Germany's surrender. Post-war he gets married and has…

Ishikawa discusses being a horse jockey and working on a plantation. He also recalls the best and worst parts of war. Ishikawa receives medals and badges for his service in war.

Iwasaki begins the interview talking about his family, as his parents came from Shiga prefecture in Japan and settling first in British Columbia, Canada followed by Hillsboro, Oregon. His family would own a 50-acre farm in Oregon, harvesting…

Iwasaki talks about his whereabouts during the attacks on Pearl Harbor. As he had been deferring his induction, he would have no choice this time around, and would be inducted at Fort Lewis in Washington. He would be assigned first to the armored…

Before Iwasaki would be shipped overseas, he would be able to get a furlough to head back home to Oregon, where he would have a very emotional time with his family. After that, he talks about his first experiences while overseas, going first to…

Iwasaki talks about his involvement with the Lost Battalion campaign. There, he would endure cold weather, including snow, and shooting mortars through heavy forested areas. Following this, they would head to the French Riviera, where they would…

Iwasaki talks about his return to Hillsboro, going back to the farm and meeting his future wife. He would get married and have children, continuing on with his career in farming, growing vegetables and flowers and even experimenting with wasabi later…
2002OH0261_T_Kondo.pdf

Kondo discusses growing up in Hawaii with a Nisei mother and Issei Father. He talks about his parents' jobs and how as a youth he worked with them; and started procuring his own jobs. He also shares his recollections of the Pearl Harbor attack and…

Kondo discusses his military experience before embarking to Europe. He talks about traveling to the Mainland for the first time; and shares his impressions and experiences at Camp Shelby. He provides anecdotes regarding: going out on pass at; loaning…

Kondo discusses his experience in the European Theater of World War 2. He describes what crossing the Atlantic was like, and later what hiking the mountains in Europe was like. He describes his first two battle experiences. He also shares anecdotes…

Kondo discusses in detail his participation in the Rome-Arno and Bruyere-Biffontaine Campaigns. He talks about some of the military tactics his outfit executed. He also talks about how he got injured and provides some details about his recovery…

Kondo talks about his recuperation from his injury. He describes the challenges he faced being in a body cast, and the different hospitals he went to. He also discusses his experiences being sent to the United States for medical care and his receipt…
2002OH0250_T_Minamide.pdf

Minamide discusses his name, birth place, and birth date. His Father and Mother are Issei and have four children. In 1927, he goes to Japan with his family. Essential, the Minamide losses two children over in Japan. The oldest daughter passes away…

Minamide discusses his favorite baseball player. Another sport Minamide is involved in is Judo. He practice Judo for six years and is part of a Judo Team. He recalls going to Judo Tournaments and matches in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles.

Since being…

Minamide discusses December 8, 1941 when he comes home from school, he learns that his Father is picked up by the FBI. His father is brought to Tunga then Bismarck,North Dakota. Minamide and his family waits for the Government to give information…

Minamide discusses evacuating at 17 years-old to Colorado and seeing snow on the way there. Minamide would correspond with friends to join them to work on the sugar beet plantation in Colorado. Minamide would also correspond with his Father. When…

Minamide discusses arriving in France right after the 442nd Regimental Combat Team rescues the Lost Battalion. He gets assign to L Company to go to Italy for the push with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team. Minamide recalls making foxholes and…

Minamide discusses the war ending and homecoming. Before being discharge at Camp Beale, he is ask to join the Military Intelligence Service . Since his Father is passed away, he feels his duties are to return home to his family. When returning home,…
2009OH0437A_T_Otani.pdf

A. Otani discusses his family background with his Issei father and Nisei mother. He talks about his youth in Hawaii and his experiences in the aftermath of the Pearl Harbor attack. He shares anecdotes regarding: FBI taking his father away;…

A. Otani discusses his experiences working in Occupied Japan. He describes his assignment and living accommodations; and social aspects of Japan at that time. He shares anecdotes regarding: visiting his father's hometown, visiting relatives, and…

Lasseigne discusses his prefecture origin and familial description. He also describes details about his childhood activities and childhood rearing. Lasseigne recalls 1941 and joining the services. He goes to Fort McCellan for basic training and goes…

Lasseigne discusses being a replacement and scout. He shares his experience being part of the Lost Battalion and the 442nd Regimental Combat Team rescue. He recalls the first time meeting Nisei and learning about the interment camp. Post-war,…

Lasseigne discusses how he meet his wife, children and grandchildren. He also shares a message for the future generations.

Ouchi begins the interview with an introduction and from there jumps right into Pearl Harbor and the aftermath. He speaks about the hardships of selling the store they owned and the low offers for their personal belongings. After this, Ouchi would go…

Ouchi continues his experiences after joining the Army out of the Minidoka concentration camp. First, he speaks about the discrimination he saw in the south when training in Mississippi and the troubles between the Hawaiian and Mainland soldiers.…

Ouchi gives a description of the members of his family from his children to his grandchildren and their accomplishments. He also gives a brief background into his father's life, which includes a lineage as a shogun in Fukuoka, Japan and the duties of…
2004OH0025A_T_Takahashi.pdf

1998OH0025_T_Takahashi.pdf

A. Takahashi discusses his youth growing up in the Central Valley of California. He talks about his parents' backgrounds, their immigration and characters. He also discusses his interest in aviation and how he enlisted in the military.

A. Takahashi discusses his military experience. He talks about training new recruits in rifle training; and how Nisei soldiers were sent to Camp Leonard to perform menial work. He also discusses getting assigned to the 100th Battalion and his first…

A. Takahashi discusses his experiences in the European Theater. He talks about the Champagne Campaign and other assignments. He shares anecdotes regarding: his brother's military service; cooking chicken and rabbitts; and close calls on the…

A. Takahashi discusses where he was when the war in Europe ended. He talks about his military discharge and his post-war life. He shares anecdotes regarding: his family; meeting his wife; and his career trajectory.

A, Takahashi displays his medals and a military portrait of himself. He talks about the medals, and what they were bestowed for. He also shares a newsclipping of himself.

Tsukayama talks about his life from birth to early adulthood. He discusses his youth in Kailua; military enlistment; and training as a medic. He shares recollections of the Pearl Attack, growing up in Hawaii, and carrying out medic duties in combat.

Tsukayama discusses being a medic and his post-war life. He talks about medic training and experiences he had on the battlefield; he also reflects on his feelings about having been a medic. In addition he shares experiences as an interpreter in…

Tsukayama discusses training and experiences as a medic during World War 2. He also talks about his family and participation in veteran organizations. He shares anecdotes regarding: treating soldiers on the battlefield; military food; working in…

Turner begins the interview talking about his father, who was born in Hilo and would work at the Waialua sugar plantation. He talks about the rest of his family and their background, before talking about what it was like to grow up in Hawaii. Growing…

Turner talks more about growing up in Hawaii, including being a part of the boy scouts. After this he jumps forward and speaks about his marriage background. Next, he talks about his father, as he was in the National Guard and would be summoned back…

Turner talks more about the aftermath of Pearl Harbor, and the formation of a provisional Battalion, that would end up being the 100th Infantry Battalion. He talks about the various local leaders, competing to be the commander of the 100th and his…

Turner talks about his time after high school, attending West Point with the referral of a military delegate. After this, he talks about speaking with his father when he came back from the war and the advice that he gave him, that he would have a…

Turner talks about the Korean War and the intervention and combat with the Chinese in Ursan, where they sustained heavy casualties along the 38th Parallel. After this, he talks about his war experiences in Vietnam, going in helicopters and…

Turner talks about the 100th club and his involvement with the veterans. After this, he talks about his father's perspective of the 100th Infantry Battalion and how it was the most important part of his life. Next, he gives a message for future…
2010OH1008_T_Yamamoto.pdf

Yamamoto talks about his parents immigration. He discusses his siblings. He talks about his father's first marriage. He describes Seattle, Washington. He discusses living in a hotel. He talks about his family's hotel business. He describes his…

audio/video cuts out after 4 minutes

Yamamoto talks about the bombing of his village in Matsuyama, Japan . He discusses his school's move to another location because of the bombing. He describes what it was like to be class president. He talks about continuing his studies despite the…

Yamamoto talks about his first time smoking a cigarette. He describes his visits to United States Military encampments. He discusses his interactions with Nisei soldiers and caucasian GIs. He talks about the American Era in Japan. He describes his…
Oka_Album1_Page 1.jpg

Maizuru Harbor in Naka Maizuru and Hiashi Maizuru, Kyoto-Fu, Japan
Oka_Album1_Page 3.jpg

Our "home" life
Oka_Album1_Page 5.jpg

To and from Taira Reptriation Center. Tour of naval base in Naka Maizuru where a destroyer was fitted for repatriation to Russia.
Oka_Album3_Page-38.jpg

North Maizuru Port. Text at the bottom of the image depicts the pole having a welcome message, "we welcome you who have suffered so much."
Oka_Album3_Page-42.jpg

Military service during the Occupation of Japan. Likely expatriates returning from abroad and preparing for interrogation. Japanese written in English letters, likely a translation of a pole captured in one of the images, possibly a welcome message.

Arakaki begins the interview speaking about how his father came from Okinawa to Hawaii to work on the sugar plantations. His mother was a picture bride and would join his father in Hawaii to begin their life, having five children. They would have a…

Arakaki talks about visiting Japan as a toddler and remembering how poor his family was while living there, often only having a slice of bread for lunch. The family would move back to Hawaii to escape that, and would have much more opportunity and…

Arakaki discusses Akira Sakima and various friends that he made in the Army from his platoon and squad. After this, he talks more about his basic training experiences and how he was assigned to the bazooka team. Once overseas, he would face his first…

Arakaki discusses more about being wounded in action five separate times and refusing the Purple Heart medal. He talks the various situations in which he was wounded and would end up in the hospital all five times. During his last wound, he would be…

Arakaki's time in Europe would come to an end after the surrender of both the German and Japanese Armies, he would be in Marseille at the time. From there, he would return to Hawaii, and marry a french woman once returned. He would work in a security…

Meyer discusses his family life and growing up in Chicago. He also details aspects about his education. Meyer discusses his experience with discrimination.

Meyer discusses what is was like working with different groups of people. He also details about the time he spent stationed in Japan during the American Occupation. Meyer discusses his awareness of the American Concentration Camps.

Meyer continues to discuss about his time in Japan. Meyer discusses about his life after leaving the Army. He also details about returning to Japan on several occasions, years later.

Allan Okamoto begins his interview by describing his family's reasons for moving to the US, specifically Philadelphia, and his parents' personalities. He shares the demographics and community dynamics of the suburbs and his childhood growing up as…

In this segment, Okamoto continues describing his family's assimilation into the community and the values and teachings learned at church. He also shares the activities and extra-curriculars he was involved in through school and church, as well as…

In this segment, Okamoto explains his decision to waive his deferment to volunteer and the reaction of his parents. He also describes the differences between the Buddhaheads from Hawaii and the Katonks from the West Coast, and the difficulties he had…
Output Formats

atom, dc-rdf, dcmes-xml, json, omeka-xml, rss2