Paul William Nishimuta Collection Finding Aid 2016.005

Savannah Lake
Go For Broke National Education Center
2020 January 31
355 E. 1st Street, Suite 200
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Language of Material: English
Contributing Institution: Go For Broke National Education Center
Title: Paul William Nishimuta Collection
creator: Nishimuta, Paul William, 1924-2015
source: Nishimuta, James
Identifier/Call Number: 2016.005
Physical Description: .42 Linear Feet 2 half-size document boxes
Date (inclusive): 1940s

Content Description

This collection contains approximately 150 photographs, 3 letters, 2 newspaper clippings, 2 packs of negatives, and 1 photograph album that describe Paul William Nishimuta's service as a member of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, 100th Infantry Battalion (Separate) during World War Two.

Biographical / Historical

Paul William Nishimuta was born on March 16, 1924 in Cushing, Oklahoma. Nishimuta joined the army in 1944 at the age of 20, serving as an infantry soldier, rifleman, and private in the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, 100th Infantry Battalion (Separate) during World War Two. Nishimuta served in Italy, France, and Germany, and was awarded the Bronze Star for his service in Italy. After his service he was a sales representative for the Lawton Constitution newspaper in Lawton, Oklahoma, later moving to Kailua-Kona, Hawaii in 1969 to manage the West Hawaii Today newspaper. After his retirement in 1985, Nishimuta moved to San Diego to live with his family. Nishimuta passed away on July 13, 2015 at the age of 91.

Processing Information

Processed by Savannah Lake in December 2019 and January 2020.

Preferred Citation

[Item], [Collection], Go For Broke National Education Center, Los Angeles, California.

Existence and Location of Copies

Digital surrogates can be found at

Additional collection guides

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Japanese Americans
World War, 1939-1945
World War, 1939-1945 -- Japanese Americans
United States. Army. Regimental Combat Team, 442nd
United States. Army. Infantry Battalion, 100th
Nishimuta, James