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Signal Corps Photographs: 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: Hawaii 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. Stinson 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 Hawaii War Records Depository
ID Number: SC191698 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: Hawaii 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: Hawaii 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: Hawaii 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: Hawaii 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 Hawaii War Records Depository
ID Number: SC191702 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: Hawaii 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: Hawaii 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: Hawaii 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: Hawaii 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: Hawaii 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: Hawaii 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: Hawaii 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: Hawaii 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: Hawaii 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: Hawaii 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 Hawaii War Records Depository
ID Number: SC340933 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: Hawaii 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: Hawaii 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: Hawaii 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: Hawaii 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: Hawaii 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: Hawaii 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: Hawaii 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: Hawaii 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: Hawaii 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: Hawaii 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: Hawaii 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: Hawaii 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: Hawaii 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
Location: Leghorn, Italy
Collection: Hawaii 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: Hawaii 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: Hawaii 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: Hawaii War Records Depository
ID Number: 1517

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