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Close up military portrait of Tsutomu, two scans of same photo
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Close up portrait of Tsutomu in uniform
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Photo of Tsutomu sitting on a couch in uniform
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Portrait of Tsutomu sitting at a table in uniform with a cigarette in his hand
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Tsutomu using a switchboard
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Photo of Tsutomu and another soldier with his arm around him standing in front of CIC headquarters
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Photo of Tsutomu and another soldier in uniform posing in front of a building
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The front and back of a local board classification for Tsutomu George Yukihiro from 1944.

Mr. Sako describes memorable teachers throughout his school career, whom left both positive and negative impressions on his life. He goes on to describe his and his parents' reaction toward the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Mr. Sako concludes by…

Mr. Sako discusses his childhood growing up in his home near the copper mill in Arthur, Utah. He describes day to day life and activities, like his mother's cooking, bathing, and childhood games in the nearby hills. Mr. Sako discusses the make-up of…

Mr. Sako introduces himself and talks about his father and mother's background in Japan and what brought them to the United States. Mr. Sako's father found work in a copper mill, settling the family in rural Arthur, Utah. Mr. Sako describes his life…

Nishihara discusses what it was like growing up in Maui. He details about joining the Hawaiian National Guard and his experiences while in the National Guard. Nishihara also discusses the journey to becoming the 100th Infantry Battalion.
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Caucasian American and Japanese American soldiers dressed in military uniform. Third photograph of a Japanese American student completing his studies.

Mrs. Kato was raised on a farm in Nebraska and describes her early childhood growing up in the rural community of North Platte. Mrs. Kato volunteered to join the Women's Army Corps following the attack on Pearl Harbor, where she served with the…
Kondo newspaper article 001.pdf

This newspaper article reports the death of Henry Kondo, who was believed to be the first Pasadena resident killed in action in the European Theater during World War II. The article reports about Kondo's parents, about he and his family's forced…
Kondo V-mail letter 009.pdf

Kondo writes to his sister about receiving a letter from her husband, Hal Hoshino, while she was away in Salt Lake City. He writes about his physical well-being and that of his friends who are overseas with him. He also writes about the 100th…
Kondo V-mail letter 001.pdf

Kondo addresses this letter to his sister Misa and her husband, Hal Hoshino. He writes about how much he enjoyed his journey aboard a ship, and requests that their family continue to write to him.
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Top row, left: Gilbert Tanji [in Rochester, Minnesota]; top row, right: Gilbert [Tanji in Rochester, Minnesota].

Bottom row, left photograph: Shizuo Tsujihara; bottom row, middle: Sgt [Sergeant]. Shirai in front of the barracks. written on image…
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Images on this page captured on Bolling Field, Washington D.C.

Top row, left to right: main barracks at Bolling Field. image missing, "run way" replaced with a note "scan."

Middle row, left to right: Gilbert Tanji, soldiers Brevard and Jones,…
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Gilbert Tanji and other Japanese American soldiers in uniform, likely at a basic training facility. Named soldiers are: Mas Terai, Tony Sunamoto. Other soldiers identified by surname: Kubota and Akiyama.

Some images are signed by soldiers.
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Photographs of Gilbert Tanji and other Japanese American soldiers. Soldiers who are identified by surname are: Sunamoto, Akiyama, Tabata and Kubata. Soldier identified by first and last name, Taki Matsushita.

Images are captured in snow, likely…

Katayama discusses his military experiences. He talks about basic training at Camp Shelby, and provides a summary of experiences in the European Theater. He shares anecdotes regarding: segregation in the South; Hawaiian and Mainland soldier…

Miyasako discusses about the aftermath from Pearl Harbor. He details about being drafted and basic training. Miyasako also discusses about the reason the Nisei soldiers trained so hard.

Mr. Tsubota discusses his memories of the day of the Pearl Harbor attack and describes his subsequent assignments with 160th Infantry Division. He was eventually transferred to Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas and talks about his experience serving as an…

Hiro Nishimura admires Merrill's Marauders and talks about their accomplishments and the conditions they served under. He also testifies about the Japanese American incarceration which in turn psychologically prepares him to write his memoirs.

Mr. Tasaki's daughter, Susan, is present during the interview, and at times provides supplemental details to her father's answers. Mr. Tasaki discusses his experiences in the military working in the MIS. He describes his training at Camp Savage; and…

Oda discusses his experiences in World War II with an emphasis on the many military camps he was stationed at, and his experience receiving a field commission. In addition he talks about what his life was like just prior to U.S. participation in the…

W. Oshiro talks about his travel to, and arrival at, Italy. He discusses aspects of Hawaiian/Mainland Nisei relations; his religious practices in the military; and early combat experiences. He also talks about enduring casualty loss in his platoon…

Kimoto details how he ended up in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Kimoto discusses how he occasionally gets lost. He also discusses the lessons learned from the way the Japanese Americans were treated during World War Two.

Nakamura discusses about his family, experiences in camp, and the family pet. He details about his experiences at Fort Douglas. Nakamura also discusses at Camp Shelby.

Keegan discusses the special bond he formed with all members of the 442nd. He describes how the bonds became developed from training through the end of the war and beyond. He also talks about his participation in Japanese American community…

Hayashi discusses the voyage to Europe and food. He details about R&R, friends, and reunions. Hayashi also discusses about holding a position in a European town and the most useful equipment. He also discusses the voyage home and moving back to…

Sumida discusses his experiences at Arno River, in the Vosges, and in the city of Bruyeres. He details about mail, visiting Jerome Concentration Camp, and relationship between Mainland and Hawaiian soldiers. Sumida also discusses his homecoming…

In this video clip, Rudy Tokiwa talks about his many experiences with racial prejudice and discrimination against Japanese Americans. He talks about the time the FBI broke into their home the day after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, and trashed his…

Ted Tsukiyama talks about Questions 27 and 28 of the loyalty questionnaire that all Nisei, both in Hawaii and in the concentration camps on the Mainland, had to answer during the outbreak of war. He talks about the history of the Hawaii Territorial…
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