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Digital Resources: Signal Corps Photographs

The Color Guard of the 442nd RCT at a memorial ceremony in France, November 1944

The U.S. Army Signal Corps photographed military activities during World War II. This selection of photographs documents the 100th Infantry Battalion and the 442nd Regimental Combat Team [RCT]. Subjects include enlistment, training at Camp Shelby, Mississippi, service in Italy and France, and the 442nd RCT’s homecoming in Honolulu.

The images here represent a small sampling of Signal Corps photographs held in the collections of the Hawaiʻi War Records Depository [HWRD] at the University of Hawaiʻi Library and of the archives of the 442nd Veterans Club in Honolulu. The original photographs are 8 x 10 inch black and white prints.

This site has relatively low resolution images; medium-res versions of the HWRD photos are available at the HWRD photograph collection site; in many cases that site includes more detailed captions (e.g. with further details on date, location, or the soldiers depicted in the image).

For additional information, please contact us:

By Mail: University Archives & Manuscripts Department University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Library 2550 McCarthy Mall Honolulu, HI 96822

Phone: (808) 956-6047; Fax: (808) 956-5968

Email: archives@hawaii.edu


Enlistment


Selective service man holding a rifle

  • Description: A Japanese American Selective Service man learns to “hold and squeeze” a rifle at the Reception Center in Hawaiʻi
  • Date: Unknown
  • Location: Hawaiʻi
  • Collection: 442nd Veterans Club Signal Corps Photographs
  • ID Number: SC126861

Selective service man reviews rifle score

  • Description: A Japanese American Selective Service man at the Reception Center in Hawaiʻi looks over his daily rifle score record
  • Date: Unknown
  • Location: Hawaiʻi
  • Collection: 442nd Veterans Club
  • ID Number: SC126863

Training at Camp Shelby, Mississippi


Four soldiers training

  • Description: Members of the 100th Infantry Battalion training at Camp Shelby
  • Date: 1943
  • Location: Camp Shelby, Mississippi
  • Collection: 442nd Veterans Club
  • ID Number: SC180023

Two soldiers fixing a Jeep

  • Description: Two soldiers in the 100th Infantry Battalion repair engine of a 5×6 Army truck while training at Camp Shelby
  • Date: 1943
  • Location: Camp Shelby, Mississippi
  • Collection: 442nd Veterans Club
  • ID Number: SC180025

Soldier fixing a uniform

  • Description: This member of the 100th Infantry Battalion, an orderly for the general, prepares a uniform while training at Camp Shelby
  • Date: 1943
  • Location: Camp Shelby, Mississippi
  • Collection: 442nd Veterans Club
  • ID Number: SC180032

442nd Regimental Band in review

  • Description: The 442nd regimental band marches during the first formal review of the 442nd RCT at Camp Shelby
  • Date: 1943
  • Location: Camp Shelby, Mississippi
  • Collection: 442nd Veterans Club
  • ID Number: SC185156

Soldiers preparing to cross a stream

  • Description: Members of the 442nd RCT prepare to cross a stream on a raft swung on cables and pulled by men in the water while training at Camp Shelby
  • Date: 1943
  • Location: Camp Shelby, Mississippi
  • Collection: 442nd Veterans Club
  • ID Number: SC185159

Field exercises at Camp Shelby

  • Description: A 442nd RCT soldier takes cover during field exercises at Camp Shelby
  • Date: 06 August 1943
  • Location: Camp Shelby, Mississippi
  • Collection: Hawaiʻi War Records Depository
  • ID Number: 1514

Soldier preparing to cross a stream

  • Description: Members of the anti-tank company of the 442nd RCT ease a gun of the bank of a stream to ferry it across on steel cables while training at Camp Shelby
  • Date: 06 September 1943
  • Location: Camp Shelby, Mississippi
  • Collection: 442nd Veterans Club
  • ID Number: SC340953

Members of the 171st at Walter Reed Hospital

  • Description: Members of the 171st from Camp Shelby entertain soldiers at Walter Reed Hospital
  • Date: Unknown
  • Location: Walter Reed Hospital, Washington, DC
  • Collection: Hawaiʻi War Records Depository
  • ID Number: 1512

Members of the 171st at Walter Reed Hospital

  • Description: Members of the 171st from Camp Shelby entertain soldiers at Walter Reed Hospital
  • Date: Unknown
  • Location: Walter Reed Hospital, Washington, DC
  • Collection: Hawaiʻi War Records Depository
  • ID Number: 1513

Italy


On maneuvers in Italy, October 1944

  • Description: A soldier of the 100th Infantry Battalion on reconnaissance during mock maneuvers in Italy prior to going into battle
  • Date: 12 October 1943
  • Location: Italy
  • Collection: Hawaiʻi War Records Depository
  • ID Number: 1452

Gunner in position to fire

  • Description: A BAR gunner in the 100th Infantry Battalion takes position during mock maneuvers in Italy prior to going into battle
  • Date: 12 October 1943
  • Location: Italy
  • Collection: 442nd Veterans Club
  • ID Number: SC340898

Soldiers take position behind embankment

  • Description: Soldiers of the 100th Infantry Battalion taking position behind an embankment during mock maneuvers in Italy prior to going into battle
  • Date: 12 October 1943
  • Location: Italy
  • Collection: 442nd Veterans Club
  • ID Number: SC340897

Soldiers marching along dirt road

  • Description: Soldiers of the 100th Infantry Battalion move up to the front in the Valletri area of Italy
  • Date: 28 May 1944
  • Location: Valletri Area, Italy
  • Collection: 442nd Veterans Club
  • ID Number: SC186683

Secretary of War Stimson visits 442nd

  • Description: Secretary of War Henry L. Stimson greets a Captain of the 442nd RCT on Route 68, north of Cecina, Italy
  • Date: 06 July 1944
  • Location: Cecina Area, Italy
  • Collection: 442nd Veterans Club and Hawaiʻi War Records Depository
  • ID Number: SC191698 (linked via photo) and HWRD 1616h

Driving a captured German Jeep in Italy, July 1944

  • Description: Soldiers of the 100th Infantry Battalion of the 442nd RCT in a German jeep captured during the battle for Leghorn
  • Date: 12 July 1944
  • Location: Castellina Sector, Italy
  • Collection: Hawaiʻi War Records Depository
  • ID Number: 1456 and SC191701

105 mm Howitzer Crew in Italy, July 1944

  • Description: Soldiers of the 552nd Field Artillery of the 442nd RCT fire a 105-mm Howitzer at the enemy during the battle for Leghorn
  • Date: 12 July 1944
  • Location: Castellina Sector, Italy
  • Collection: Hawaiʻi War Records Depository
  • ID Number: 1453

Soldiers firing 105 mm howitzer

  • Description: Members of the 442nd RCT fire a 105-mm Howitzer during the battle for Leghorn
  • Date: 12 July 1944
  • Location: Castellina Sector, Italy
  • Collection: 442nd Veterans Club
  • ID Number: SC340910

522nd Field Artillery fire direction center

  • Description: Members of the 522nd Field Artillery working in the fire direction center
  • Date: 12 July 1944
  • Location: Castellina Sector, Italy
  • Collection: Hawaiʻi War Records Depository
  • ID Number: 1442

522nd Field Artillery soldier with Italian soldier

  • Description: A member of the 522nd Field Artillery of the 442nd RCT with an Italian soldier of the 11th Pack Mule Co.
  • Date: 12 July 1944
  • Location: Castellina Sector, Italy
  • Collection: Hawaiʻi War Records Depository
  • ID Number: 1440

Swithcboard operator

  • Description: A switching central operator of the 442nd RCT is on duty at a forward command post while other operators sleep
  • Date: 12 July 1944
  • Location: Castellina Sector, Italy
  • Collection: 442nd Veterans Club and Hawaiʻi War Records Depository
  • ID Number: SC191702 (linked via photo) and HWRD 1519

Hanging laundry to dry in Italy, July 1944

  • Description: A soldier of the 442nd RCT hangs his laundry on a jeep so it won’t be lost during a sudden move
  • Date: 12 July 1944
  • Location: Castellina Sector, Italy
  • Collection: Hawaiʻi War Records Depository
  • ID Number: 1457

Three officers of the 442nd RCT

  • Description: Officers of the 442nd RCT after they received their bars and completed the 12 week course at leadership and battle school
  • Date: 14 July 1944
  • Location: S. Agata Di Goti, Italy
  • Collection: Hawaiʻi War Records Depository
  • ID Number: 1443

A platoon advances in battle for Leghorn

  • Description: A platoon moves forward in the battle for Leghorn
  • Date: 15 July 1944
  • Location: Castellina Sector, Italy
  • Collection: Hawaiʻi War Records Depository
  • ID Number: 1435

Going on leave after the Battle of Leghorn, Italy, July 1944

  • Description: After 16 days of fighting in the Battle for Leghorn, soldiers of the 100th Infantry Battalion of the 442nd RCT leave for the regimental reserve
  • Date: 15 July 1944
  • Location: Castellina Sector, Italy
  • Collection: Hawaiʻi War Records Depository
  • ID Number: 1455

A sniper in the 100th

  • Description: A sniper with the 100th Infantry Battalion after 16 days of fighting in the battle for Leghorn
  • Date: 15 July 1944
  • Location: Castellina Sector, Italy
  • Collection: Hawaiʻi War Records Depository
  • ID Number: 1434

The 100th rests in Livorno, Italy

  • Description: Soldiers of the 100th Infantry Battalion rest on the street in Leghorn
  • Date: [19 July 1944]
  • Location: Castellina Sector, Italy
  • Collection: Hawaiʻi War Records Depository
  • ID Number: 1616l

100th soldiers after the battle for Leghorn

  • Description: Soldiers of the 100th Infantry Battalion prepare to leave for reserve after 16 days of fighting in the battle for Leghorn
  • Date: 25 July 1944
  • Location: Castellina Sector, Italy
  • Collection: Hawaiʻi War Records Depository
  • ID Number: 1450

Gen. Mark Clark presents Distinguished Unit Citation

  • Description: Lt. General Mark Clark of the 5th Army pins ribbon awards to each member of the 100th Infantry Battalion to designate the Presidential Distinguished Unit Citation
  • Date: 27 July 1944
  • Location: Vada Area, Italy
  • Collection: 442nd Veterans Club
  • ID Number: SC324155

Memorial Service in Italy, July 1944

  • Description: A soldier plays taps after the rifle squad fired a salute at a memorial service for 72 members of the 2nd Battalion of the 442nd RCT who were killed during the first month of combat in Italy
  • Date: 30 July 1944
  • Location: Cecina Area, Italy
  • Collection: Hawaiʻi War Records Depository
  • ID Number: 1447 and 1451

Memorial Service in Italy, July 1944

  • Description: During a memorial service, Chaplain Hiro Higuchi reads the names of the 72 soldiers from the 2nd Battalion of the 442nd RCT who were killed during the first month of combat in Italy
  • Date: 30 July 1944
  • Location: Cecina Area, Italy
  • Collection: Hawaiʻi War Records Depository
  • ID Number: 1454 and 1616t

Chior group sings at memorial service

  • Description: A choir group of 442nd soldiers sings “Abide in Me” at the memorial ceremony for the 72 members of the 2nd Battalion who died in the first month of combat in Italy
  • Date: 30 July 1944
  • Location: Cecina Area, Italy
  • Collection: Hawaiʻi War Records Depository
  • ID Number: 1439

Soldier firing rifle

  • Description: A soldier from the 100th Infantry Battalion of the 442nd RCT fires his M-1 into hills reported active with German snipers
  • Date: 07 August 1944
  • Location: Montenero Area, Italy
  • Collection: 442nd Veterans Club and Hawaiʻi War Records Depository
  • ID Number: SC340933 (linked via photo) and HWRD 1515

100th soldier firing BAR

  • Description: A soldier in the 100th Infantry Battalion fires at a hillside reported active with German snipers.
  • Date: 07 August 1944
  • Location: Montenero Area, Italy
  • Collection: Hawaiʻi War Records Depository
  • ID Number: 1518

100th Infantry mortar crew prepares to fire

  • Description: A 100th Infantry Battalion mortar crew fires into a hill reported active with German snipers
  • Date: 07 August 1944
  • Location: Montenero Area, Italy
  • Collection: Hawaiʻi War Records Depository
  • ID Number: 1441

100th mortar crew firing

  • Description: A 100th Infantry Battalion mortar crew fires into a hill reported active with German snipers
  • Date: 07 August 1944
  • Location: Montenero Area, Italy
  • Collection: Hawaiʻi War Records Depository
  • ID Number: 1448

The 442nd marches through Vada, Italy

  • Description: Members of the 442nd RCT march through Vada, Italy
  • Date: [1944]
  • Location: Vada, Italy
  • Collection: Hawaiʻi War Records Depository
  • ID Number: 1616r

the 442nd advances in Massa, Italy

  • Description: The 442nd RCT moves through Massa, Italy
  • Date: [1944]
  • Location: Massa, Italy
  • Collection: Hawaiʻi War Records Depository
  • ID Number: 1616m

The 442nd fights in Servezza, Italy

  • Description: The 442nd RCT fights in Seravezza, Italy
  • Date: [1944]
  • Location: Seravezza, Italy
  • Collection: Hawaiʻi War Records Depository
  • ID Number: 1616o

Soldiers inspect German field kitchen

  • Description: Members of the 100th Infantry Battalion inspecting a confiscated German field kitchen at the Fifth Army concentration area in Brescia, Italy
  • Date: 18 May 1945
  • Location: Brescia Area, Italy
  • Collection: Hawaiʻi War Records Depository
  • ID Number: 1445

100th soldier load trailer

  • Description: Members of the 100th Infantry Battalion load confiscated German material onto a trailer at the Fifth Army concentration area in Brescia, Italy
  • Date: 18 May 1945
  • Location: Brescia Area, Italy
  • Collection: Hawaiʻi War Records Depository
  • ID Number: 1446

Co. L recieves Distinguished Unit Citation

  • Description: Lt. General Lucian Truscott of the 5th Army salutes after fastening the Presidential Distinguished Unit Citation Banner to the guidon of Co. L, 3rd Battalion, 442nd RCT at a ceremony in Leghorn, Italy
  • Date: 04 September 1945
  • Location: Leghorn, Italy
  • Collection: 442nd Veterans Club
  • ID Number: SC213052

442nd recieves Presidential Unit Citation

  • Description: The 442nd RCT receives a Presidential Unit Citation at a ceremony in Leghorn, Italy
  • Date: [September 1945]
  • Location: Leghorn, Italy
  • Collection: Hawaiʻi War Records Depository
  • ID Number: 1616a

The 442nd is honored at award ceremony at Leghorn, Italy

  • Description: The 442nd RCT is honored at an award ceremony at Yankee Stadium in Leghorn, Italy
  • Date: [September 1945]
  • Location: Leghorn, Italy
  • Collection: Hawaiʻi War Records Depository
  • ID Number: 1616c

Award ceremony at Yankee Staduim in Leghorn, Italy

  • Description: The 442nd RCT is honored at an award ceremony at Yankee Stadium in Leghorn, Italy
  • Date: [September 1945]
  • Location: Leghorn, Italy
  • Collection: Hawaiʻi War Records Depository
  • ID Number: 1616b

Review of the 442nd at Leghorn, Italy

  • Description: A review of the 442nd RCT in Leghorn, Italy
  • Date: [September 1945]
  • Location: Leghorn, Italy
  • Collection: Hawaiʻi War Records Depository
  • ID Number: 1616g

Review of the 442nd at Leghorn, Italy

  • Description: A review of the 442nd RCT in Leghorn, Italy
  • Date: [September 1945]
  • Location: Leghorn, Italy
  • Collection: Hawaiʻi War Records Depository
  • ID Number: 1616f

442nd V-J Day Parade at Leghorn, Italy

  • Description: The 442nd RCT participates in a V-J Day parade in Leghorn, Italy
  • Date: Unknown [circa August 1945]
  • Location: Leghorn, Italy
  • Collection: Hawaiʻi War Records Depository
  • ID Number: 1616e

King George inspects soldiers at Cecina, Italy

  • Description: King George of England inspects the troops
  • Date: Unknown
  • Location: Cecina Area, Italy
  • Collection: Hawaiʻi War Records Depository
  • ID Number: 1616d

Soldiers eating chow in the field

  • Description: Members of the 442nd RCT eating chow in the field
  • Date: unknown
  • Location: Italy
  • Collection: Hawaiʻi War Records Depository
  • ID Number: 1444

Soldier delivers mail

  • Description: A Sergeant delivers mail to a soldier in a jeep
  • Date: Unknown
  • Location: Unknown
  • Collection: 442nd Veterans Club
  • ID Number: SC185160

A soldier digs a slit trench

  • Description: A soldier digs a slit trench
  • Date: Unknown
  • Location: Unknown
  • Collection: Hawaiʻi War Records Depository
  • ID Number: 1517

France


Soldiers playing cribbage

  • Description: Members in the 100th Infantry Battalion of the 442nd RCT in bivouac prior to going the front for their first contact with the Germans in France
  • Date: 07 October 1944
  • Location: France
  • Collection: 442nd Veterans Club
  • ID Number: SC340906

100th soldier stands guard in France

  • Description: A soldier stands guard at the 100th Infantry Battalion bivouac while the unit prepares to go to the front lines
  • Date: 12 October 1944
  • Location: Chambois Sector, France
  • Collection: Hawaiʻi War Records Depository
  • ID Number: 1436

100th soldiers in bivouac in France

  • Description: Members of the 100th Infantry Regiment in bivouac prior to going to the front lines
  • Date: 12 October 1944
  • Location: Chambois Sector, France
  • Collection: Hawaiʻi War Records Depository
  • ID Number: 1438

A soldier hangs his laundry in France

  • Description: A soldier of the 100th Infantry Battalion hangs his laundry while in bivouac in the Chambois Sector, France
  • Date: 12 October 1944
  • Location: Chambois Sector, France
  • Collection: Hawaiʻi War Records Depository
  • ID Number: 1520

100th chow line

  • Description: Members of the 100th Infantry Battalion in bivouac prior to going to the front lines
  • Date: 12 October 1944
  • Location: Chambois Sector, France
  • Collection: Hawaiʻi War Records Depository
  • ID Number: 1521

Soldiers wait for transportation

  • Description: Soldiers in the 2nd Battalion of the 442nd RCT wait for transportation to a new bivouac area in France
  • Date: 14 October 1944
  • Location: Chambois Sector, France
  • Collection: 442nd Veterans Club
  • ID Number: SC253985

Artillery firing in Bruyeres, France

  • Description: Members of the 442nd RCT firing artillery during an infantry attack
  • Date: [18 October 1944]
  • Location: Bruyeres Sector, France
  • Collection: Hawaiʻi War Records Depository
  • ID Number: 1616q

442nd soldiers in a Jeep in France

  • Description: Two soldiers of the 442nd RCT are in a Jeep accompanied by two French guides
  • Date: [October 1944]
  • Location: Chambois Sector, France
  • Collection: Hawaiʻi War Records Depository
  • ID Number: 1516

442nd Color Guard standing at attention

  • Description: Color Guard of the 442nd RCT stands at attention while citations are read following the fighting in Bruyeres, France
  • Date: 12 November 1944
  • Location: Bruyeres Sector, France
  • Collection: 442nd Veterans Club and Hawaiʻi War Records Depository
  • ID Number: SC196716 (linked via photo) and HWRD 1616j

The 442nd advances in Chambois, France

  • Description: Members of the 442nd RCT riding in trucks advance in the Chambois Sector, France
  • Date: Unknown
  • Location: Chambois Sector, France
  • Collection: Hawaiʻi War Records Depository
  • ID Number: 1616n

An advance at Chambois, France

  • Description: Members of the 442nd RCT advance in the Chambois Sector, France
  • Date: Unknown
  • Location: Chambois Sector, France
  • Collection: Hawaiʻi War Records Depository
  • ID Number: 1616p

442nd soldiers fire a mortar

  • Description: Members of the 442nd RCT prepare to fire a round of mortar
  • Date: Unknown
  • Location: St. Die Area, France
  • Collection: Hawaiʻi War Records Depository
  • ID Number: 1616i

Soldiers salute at Memorial Day ceremony

  • Description: Members of the 442nd at a Memorial Day service
  • Date: Unknown
  • Location: Fay’s Area, France
  • Collection: Hawaiʻi War Records Depository
  • ID Number: 1616k

Soldier preparing artillery shell

  • Description: A soldier in the 552nd Field Artillery of the 442nd RCT fits a base plate to a 105-mm shell after propaganda pamphlets have been inserted
  • Date: Unknown
  • Location: France
  • Collection: 442nd Veterans Club
  • ID Number: SC196385

A memorial service in Cecina, Italy

  • Description: Members of the 442nd RCT at a memorial ceremony honoring fallen comrades
  • Date: Unknown
  • Location: France
  • Collection: Hawaiʻi War Records Depository
  • ID Number: 1616s

442nd Homecoming, August 1946


USS Waterbury Victory

  • Description: The USS Waterbury Victory, the ship that brought home members of the 442nd, is docked at Sand Island
  • Date: 09 August 1946
  • Location: Honolulu, HI
  • Collection: Hawaiʻi War Records Depository
  • ID Number: 1472

Returning soldiers on the USS Waterbury Victory

  • Description: Returning members of the 442nd RCT line the rails of the transport Waterbury Victory as it pulls into port
  • Date: 09 August 1946
  • Location: Honolulu, HI
  • Collection: Hawaiʻi War Records Depository
  • ID Number: 1504

Go For Broke slogan

  • Description:“Go for Broke” the slogan of the 442nd RCT, adorns the bridge of the transport USS Waterbury Victory upon its arrival in Honolulu
  • Date: 09 August 1946
  • Location: Honolulu, HI
  • Collection: Hawaiʻi War Records Depository
  • ID Number: 1470

Hula entertainment for returning soldiers

  • Description: Hula dancers entertain returning members of the 442nd RCT on the transport ship, USS Waterbury Victory upon its arrival in Honolulu
  • Date: 09 August 1946
  • Location: Honolulu, HI
  • Collection: Hawaiʻi War Records Depository
  • ID Number: 1459

Hula entertainment for returning soldiers

  • Description: Hula dancers entertain returning members of the 442nd RCT on the transport ship, USS Waterbury Victory upon its arrival in Honolulu
  • Date: 09 August 1946
  • Location: Honolulu, HI
  • Collection: Hawaiʻi War Records Depository
  • ID Number: 1462

Returning soldier does the hula, August 1946

  • Description: A member of the 442nd RCT dances with a hula dancer aboard the USS Waterbury Victory upon its arrival in Honolulu
  • Date: 09 August 1946
  • Location: Honolulu, HI
  • Collection: Hawaiʻi War Records Depository
  • ID Number: 1476

Hula entertainment for returning soldiers

  • Description: Hula dancers entertain returning members of the 442nd RCT on the transport ship, USS Waterbury Victory upon its arrival in Honolulu
  • Date: 09 August 1946
  • Location: Honolulu, HI
  • Collection: Hawaiʻi War Records Depository
  • ID Number: 1485

Returning soldier with hula dancer

  • Description: A member of the 442nd RCT is welcomed by a hula dancer aboard the USS Waterbury Victory upon its arrival in Honolulu
  • Date: 09 August 1946
  • Location: Honolulu, HI
  • Collection: Hawaiʻi War Records Depository
  • ID Number: 1480

Returning soldier receives a lei

  • Description: A member of the 442nd RCT is welcomed by a hula dancer aboard the USS Waterbury Victory upon its arrival in Honolulu
  • Date: 09 August 1946
  • Location: Honolulu, HI
  • Collection: Hawaiʻi War Records Depository
  • ID Number: 1487

Returning soldiers and hula dancers

  • Description: Members of the 442nd RCT help hula dancers over the side of the USS Waterbury Victory
  • Date: 09 August 1946
  • Location: Honolulu, HI
  • Collection: Hawaiʻi War Records Depository
  • ID Number: 1498

Interview of a returning soldier

  • Description: A member of the 442nd RCT is interviewed aboard the USS Waterbury Victory upon its arrival in Honolulu
  • Date: 09 August 1946
  • Location: Honolulu, HI
  • Collection: Hawaiʻi War Records Depository
  • ID Number: 1466

Yacht welcomes returning soldiers

  • Description: The yacht Lady Joe welcomes returning members of the 442nd RCT aboard the USS Waterbury Victory
  • Date: 09 August 1946
  • Location: Honolulu, HI
  • Collection: Hawaiʻi War Records Depository
  • ID Number: 1461

Yacht welcomes returning soldiers

  • Description: The yacht Lady Joe welcomes returning members of the 442nd RCT aboard the USS Waterbury Victory
  • Date: 09 August 1946
  • Location: Honolulu, HI
  • Collection: Hawaiʻi War Records Depository
  • ID Number: 1500

Returning soldiers on the USS Waterbury Victory

  • Description: Returning members of the 442nd RCT prepare to debark the transport ship USS Waterbury Victory after arriving in Honolulu
  • Date: 09 August 1946
  • Location: Honolulu, HI
  • Collection: Hawaiʻi War Records Depository
  • ID Number: 1483

Returning soldiers walk down the glangplank

  • Description: Returning members of the 442nd RCT walk down the gangplank of the USS Waterbury Victory after arriving in Honolulu
  • Date: 09 August 1946
  • Location: Honolulu, HI
  • Collection: Hawaiʻi War Records Depository
  • ID Number: 1478

Returning soldiers walk down gangplank

  • Description: Returning members of the 442nd RCT walk down the gangplank of the USS Waterbury Victory after arriving in Honolulu
  • Date: 09 August 1946
  • Location: Honolulu, HI
  • Collection: Hawaiʻi War Records Depository
  • ID Number: 1499

Returning soldier displays 442nd colors

  • Description: A member of the 442nd RCT displays the Regimental Colors, which include a Presidential Unit Citation presented by President Truman
  • Date: 09 August 1946
  • Location: Honolulu, HI
  • Collection: Hawaiʻi War Records Depository
  • ID Number: 1479

Lt. Col. Pursall and former Chaplain Yamada

  • Description: Lt. Col. A.A. Pursall, commanding officer of the 442nd RCT, chats with Masao Yamada, former chaplain of the 442nd RCT
  • Date: 09 August 1946
  • Location: Honolulu, HI
  • Collection: Hawaiʻi War Records Depository
  • ID Number: 1460

442nd Motor Cavalcade at Iolani Palace

  • Description: The 442nd RCT motor cavalcade enters the ʻIolani Palace grounds
  • Date: 09 August 1946
  • Location: Honolulu, HI
  • Collection: Hawaiʻi War Records Depository
  • ID Number: 1503

Gov. Stainback welcomes returning soldiers

  • Description: Governor Ingram Stainback welcomes returning members of the 442nd RCT from the steps of ʻIolani Palace
  • Date: 09 August 1946
  • Location: Honolulu, HI
  • Collection: Hawaiʻi War Records Depository
  • ID Number: 1505

Lt. Col. Pursall

  • Description: Lt. Col. A.A. Pursall, commanding officer of the 442nd RCT, addresses the crowd at the ʻIolani Palace grounds
  • Date: 09 August 1946
  • Location: Honolulu, HI
  • Collection: Hawaiʻi War Records Depository
  • ID Number: 1486

Crowd at Iolani Palace

  • Description: A crowd gathers at the ʻIolani Palace grounds to welcome returning members of the 442nd RCT
  • Date: 09 August 1946
  • Location: Honolulu, HI
  • Collection: Hawaiʻi War Records Depository
  • ID Number: 1501

Crowd at Iolani Palace grounds

  • Description: A view of the crowd that gathered at the ʻIolani Palace grounds to welcome home members of the 442nd RCT
  • Date: 09 August 1946
  • Location: Honolulu, HI
  • Collection: Hawaiʻi War Records Depository
  • ID Number: 1482

Returning soldier receives a lei

  • Description: A member of the 442nd RCT receives a lei from a member of the welcoming committee
  • Date: 09 August 1946
  • Location: Honolulu, HI
  • Collection: Hawaiʻi War Records Depository
  • ID Number: 1463

Returning soldier with his family

  • Description: A returning member of the 442nd RCT is greeted by his mother and sister
  • Date: 09 August 1946
  • Location: Honolulu, HI
  • Collection: Hawaiʻi War Records Depository
  • ID Number: 1469

A returning soldier greets his sister

  • Description: A returning member of the 442nd RCT is greeted by his sister
  • Date: 09 August 1946
  • Location: Honolulu, HI
  • Collection: Hawaiʻi War Records Depository
  • ID Number: 1471

Soldier with niece at Iolani Palace grounds

  • Description: A returning member of the 442nd RCT visits the refreshment table at the ʻIolani Palace grounds with his niece
  • Date: 09 August 1946
  • Location: Honolulu, HI
  • Collection: Hawaiʻi War Records Depository
  • ID Number: 1490

Veterans Day Parade August 1946


442nd Color Guard march in parade

  • Description: The 442nd RCT Color Guard marching in the Veterans Day Parade at Kapʻiolani Park
  • Date: 15 August 1946
  • Location: Honolulu, HI
  • Collection: Hawaiʻi War Records Depository
  • ID Number: 1494

442nd soldiers march in parade

  • Description: Members of the 442nd RCT marching in the Veterans Day Parade at Kapʻiolani Park before being deactivated
  • Date: 15 August 1946
  • Location: Honolulu, HI
  • Collection: Hawaiʻi War Records Depository
  • ID Number: 1496

442nd deactivation ceremony

  • Description: Members of the 442nd RCT present the Company Guidon to members of the Hawaiʻi National Guard at the deactivation ceremony during the Veterans Day Parade at Kapʻiolani Park
  • Date: 15 August 1946
  • Location: Honolulu, HI
  • Collection: Hawaiʻi War Records Depository
  • ID Number: 1465

100th passes parade reviewing stand

  • Description: The 100th Infantry Battalion passes the reviewing stand during the Veterans Day Parade at Kapʻiolani Park
  • Date: 15 August 1946
  • Location: Honolulu, HI
  • Collection: Hawaiʻi War Records Depository
  • ID Number: 1481

Four soldiers examine discharge papers

  • Description: Deactivated members of the 442nd RCT examine their discharge papers
  • Date: 15 August 1946
  • Location: Honolulu, HI
  • Collection: Hawaiʻi War Records Depository
  • ID Number: 1474

Soldier examines his discharge papers

  • Description: A deactivated member of the 442nd RCT looks over his discharge papers with his girlfriend
  • Date: 15 August 1946
  • Location: Honolulu, HI
  • Collection: Hawaiʻi War Records Depository
  • ID Number: 1488

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