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Signal Corps Photographs: Homecoming


Go For Broke slogan


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: Hawaii 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: Hawaii 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: Hawaii 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: Hawaii 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: Hawaii 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: Hawaii 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: Hawaii 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: Hawaii 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: Hawaii 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: Hawaii 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: Hawaii 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: Hawaii 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: Hawaii 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: Hawaii 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: Hawaii 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: Hawaii 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: Hawaii 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: Hawaii War Records Depository
ID Number: 1460


442nd Motor Cavalcade at Iolani Palace
Description: The 442nd RCT motor cavalcade enters the Iolani Palace grounds
Date: 09 August 1946
Location: Honolulu, HI
Collection: Hawaii 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 Iolani Palace
Date: 09 August 1946
Location: Honolulu, HI
Collection: Hawaii 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 Iolani Palace grounds
Date: 09 August 1946
Location: Honolulu, HI
Collection: Hawaii War Records Depository
ID Number: 1486


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


Crowd at Iolani Palace grounds
Description: A view of the crowd that gathered at the Iolani Palace grounds to welcome home members of the 442nd RCT
Date: 09 August 1946
Location: Honolulu, HI
Collection: Hawaii 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: Hawaii War Records Depository
ID Number: 1463


Returning soldier with his familiy
Description: A returning member of the 442nd RCT is greeted by his mother and sister
Date: 09 August 1946
Location: Honolulu, HI
Collection: Hawaii 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: Hawaii War Records Depository
ID Number: 1471


Soldier at Iolani Palace grounds
Description: A returning member of the 442nd RCT visits the refreshment table at the Iolani Palace grounds with his niece

Date: 09 August 1946
Location: Honolulu, HI
Collection: Hawaii War Records Depository
ID Number: 1490

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Veterans Day Parade August 1946

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


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


442nd deactivation ceremony
Description: Members of the 442nd RCT present the Company Guidon to members of the Hawaii National Guard at the deactivation ceremony during the Veterans Day Parade at Kapiolani Park
Date: 15 August 1946
Location: Honolulu, HI
Collection: Hawaii 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 Kapiolani Park
Date: 15 August 1946
Location: Honolulu, HI
Collection: Hawaii 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: Hawaii 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: Hawaii War Records Depository
ID Number: 1488


Signal Corps Photos

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