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Kim discusses his experiences at Biffontaine. He details about the journey to the aide station and his recovery after being wounded a second time. Kim also discusses his 30-day leave and being reassigned after the European War had ended .

Kim discusses gaining recognition and being placed on Honor Guard Duty. He details about his experiences in Leghorn (Livorno). Kim also discusses about his experiences in Vada, Italy.

Taken at Lake Calhoun in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Photographs depict Mary Yamamoto Shimizu with friends, riding canoes on the lake.
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Earl Carroll Theatre Restaurant Souvenir photograph. Signatures of soldiers in photographs include: Goichi Shimanuki and three illegible names. Ted Tsukiyama wrote, "went to Earl Carrlos with Phyllis and met these boys." Tsukiyama is in the…
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Kondo writes about missing his family, and about his daily routine overseas in Italy, which include eating many fruits that are sold to them by the Italian natives, and venturing into town.

Top row, left: United States Capitol Building, view from left. Top row, middle: US Capitol Building, view from left. Top row, right: "Freiden, 1944. Stacking some wooden crates." Left column: The US Capitol Building, view from left. Corner left: "The…

Top row, left: The Washington Monument; Top row, middle: Irving Freiden. Two soldiers walking away from the Abraham Lincoln Memorial; Top row, right: Statue of Abraham Lincoln at the Abraham Lincoln Memorial.

Bottom row, left Unknown church…

Waterfront image with small row boats docked.

Two United States entertainment icons posing for photographs as part of the United Service Organization.

Text with photograph identifies Ed Gardener as "Duffy of Duffy's Tavern."

Falkenberg in Vada, Italy (near Livorno), visiting soldiers as part of the United Service Organization.

Falkenberg in Lecco, Italy as part of the United Services Organization; large crowd of soldiers and children stand behind her.

Photograph appears to be a small stadium outlined by trees in Como, Italy.

Girls identified as "Swiss misses." Two Caucasian girls with head scarfs and winter jackets leaning against a brick wall.

Marilyn Hare, arms stretched to her sides, singing with standing microphone. Presumably Hare is traveling with the United Service Organization

Marilyn Hare turns her head for a photograph among a crowd.
Hare was presumably in Italy with the United Service Organization.

Small dog standing on hind legs.

"Bar off limits to Allied forces in Oran." Sign posted on bar door, barring allied forces from entry.

Two girls walking down the street of Oran.

A village on the Mediterranean. Rocks and pathway leading to body of water.

"Kaz Takusagawa on rock waterfront in Oran, the Mediterranean."

Kaz Takusagawa standing in front of brick wall with bandana around his neck and in uniform.

Bella Signorina leaning against a pillar wearing a dress and belt.

Lloyd Hoshide and Lloyd in Vada area, sitting on a plantar ledge in front of frond bushes.

Tram in downtown Zurich. Swiss pedestrians also waiting for tram. Some walking down street. Large building in background.

Downtown Zurich next to the waterfront. View of several large buildings and townspeople.

Lake Zurich waterfront.

"Strolling in downtown Zurich. Dog waiting in snow by sled."

Young boy skiing in downtown Zurich. Shops and pedestrians visible in background.

"Coincidence- our stay at hotel in Zurich named same as in Engelberg- Schweizerhof. " Hotel entrance as well as neighboring storefronts.

City building in Zurich. Pedestrians walking on sidewalk. One man biking in street.

"Practicing with our skis before our run." View of snow-covered mountains.

"Ski run five (5) mile course (Days run for us)." View of snow-covered mountains.

Area for ski run on the mountain. Snow-covered mountains.

Hiro [Hiroshi Mizuki] by skating rink in Engelberg. Snow-covered ground.

Ken Nobe in front of [Schweizerhof] hotel. Signs on building "tea room" and "restauration". Snow-covered ground.

Bob Suckerstorff with skis. In front of Schweizerhoff hotel.

Norris and Bob [Suckerstorff] in front of Schweizerhof hotel. "Bob Suckerstorff ready for skiing."

"RC ladies also on tour. Standing in front of Garten Restaurant in the snow." "Garten-Restaurant" written on building. "RC"most likely referring to American Red Cross.

Norris E. Sword, John Fagan, and Robert E. Suckerstorff in front of [Schweizerhof] hotel. Snow-covered ground.

Group of Swiss boys in front of Schweizerhof hotel. Snowing.

"Swiss tot skating down main street." Snow and shops in background.

"Swiss girl skating on rink."

Ken Nobe skating on outdoor rink in front of hotel. Buildings and trees in background.

"Engelberg Mountain scenery." Snow-covered mountains and buildings.

Engelberg Mountain. Buildings and trees on snow-covered mountain.

"Engelberg worker at Schweizerhof, our hotel stay. Sign on stairs, 'ski room' pointing to the right." Woman standing in front of entrance doors of hotel.

Palace Hotel in Engelberg. Photo taken in middle of street to capture view of snow covered mountain.

"Engelberg ski resort town. Our main R&R 3 day stay. Snow covered mountain in background." Two buildings.

"Mountains beyond Lake Lucerne." Snow-covered mountains and lake.

Lake Lucerne and mountain.

"Boat tour on the lake." Most likely Lucerne Lake.

"Lucerne night scene. Beautiful fountain shooting water into the sky."

Downtown Lucerne City. Snow, buildings, trees and cars.

Lucerne City overlooking bridge and lake. A person walking along the bridge. A woman in a black coat walking across a bridge. Snow-covered ground.

Lucerne City, Switzerland at Lucerne Lakefront. Buildings, trees, townspeople. "Rigi Apotheke" sign on structure that stands on lake.

"Lugano during the day." View of rooftops of buildings.

"Lugano, Italy, entrance to Switzerland, at night (R&R to Switzerland)." View of building rooftops.

Football game half time, band marching on the field.

"Football game between 92 Buffalo Division & 442nd RCT team. Full stadium." 92nd Infantry, Buffalo Division.

Richard Miyashiro in Vada. Buildings and hills in far background.

Sarb Tanaka in kneeling in front of grape vines.

Saburo (Sarb) Tanaka and Hiro [Hiroshi] Mizuki. Army trucks in background behind grape vines.

"Kariya sitting on concrete roller." Unknown building in background. Go For Broke patch visible on shoulder.

"Slim and friend in Vada."

"Johnny Imamura and Hiro [Hiroshi] Mizuki at camp site in Vada. Their tents set up behind them."

"Austica Antica ruins outside of Rome near the sea." Correct name "Ostia Antica". Archaeological site.

Ancient ruins in Rome. Ruins of columns.

"From Vatican looking out to city of Rome." Large statue of soldier on horse in middle of image.

Part of the interior of a Vatican building.

"Inside of [St. Peter's] square." Front of St. Peter's Basilica.

"Entrance to the square in front of the Vatican." St. Peter's Square. Obelisk in middle of image.

Town square in Rome. Townspeople, buildings and cars.

"Headquarter building U[nited] S[tates] Army rest center." Sign on building "US Army Rest Center Headquarters". One car parked outside.

"Tower in front of US rest center building." Located in Rome, Italy. Tower is the Mussolini Obelisk. Photo taken from side angle.

"Tower says Mussolini Dux". Image is close up of the Mussolini Obelisk in Rome, Italy.

Hiro [Hiroshi] Mizuki in Rome. Standing on steps.

Corporal Kino and woman standing in front of building.

"Athletic statues around the stadium". Image is of the Stadio Dei Marmi, part of the Foro Italico sports complex in Rome, Italy. Close up of statue holding ball.

"Statues around the stadium". Image is of the Stadio Dei Marmi, part of the Foro Italico sports complex in Rome, Italy. Wider angle view of stadium and statues.

"Inside swim pool at sport complex". Indoor swimming pool with mural painted on far wall. Most likely the Stadio del Nuoto, part of the Foro Italico sports complex.

"Stadium oval track & sport building in background". Image of the Stadio dei Marmi, part of the Foro Italico sports complex in Rome, Italy.

"Statues around [Mussolini's] stadium". Close up of statue in the Stadio dei Marmi in Rome, Italy.

"Overview of track [at Mussolini's stadium]". Far angle view of Stadio dei Marmi.

"[Mussolini's] Stadium oval track". View of stadium seating and track of the Stadio dei Marmi in Rome, Italy. View of hills in background.

"Another statue by [Mussolini's stadium] building". Statue near the Stadio dei Marmi in Rome, Italy.

"One of the statues in [Mussolini's] stadium". Statue of athlete in the Stadio dei Marmi in Rome, Italy.

"Back end of entrance [to Rest Center Monument] with ball in center of fountain". Image is of the Fountain of the Sphere, in the Stadio dei Marmi in Rome, Italy.

"Entrance to the Rest Center Monument". Long angle view of the Fountain of the Sphere and the Mussolini Obelisk in the distance. Part of Foro Italico, in Rome, Italy.

Sign on obelisk "Rest Center".

Part of the Foro Italico in Rome, Italy.

"Bridge over Tiber River overlooking Mussolini's Stadium complex". View of bridge and water, with Foro Italico in distance.

"Cemetery in old Rome".

Vatican City in Rome. Aerial view of Vatican City and St. Peter's Basilica.

"Medieval castle in Rome by the Tiber river". View of Castel Sant'Angelo, bridge and river.

"Inside of the Colosseum". Several soldiers standing and sitting.

"Ancient Colosseum of Rome". Outer view of Colosseum.

"Ancient archway in Rome by the Colosseum". Image of the Arch of Constantine in Rome, Italy.

"Umberto Mussolini's Monument in Rome". Altare della Patria monument.

Group of soldiers in front of building with a sign "Catacombs of St. Callistus". Three Japanese-American soldiers on left.

"People boarding trolley in Milano". Townspeople and buildings.
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