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Robert Masao Baba collection 2014.002
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Description
This collection contains 29 photos of Dr. Baba's comrades, parade, 442nd mascot, return home, and visit to comrade's grave. Robert Masao Baba arrived in Italy around the time of Germany's surrender. Baba was a member of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team.
Background
Robert Masao Baba was born to immigrants from Japan, Yukichi and Momoe Baba, on September 2, 1917 in Sacramento, California. After high school, he worked his way through California State College at Fresno. However, he left college, one semester short of graduation, when, in February, 1942, Executive Order 9066 forced him to Gila River Detention Camp in Arizona. He worked as a medic in the Gila River Camp hospital. Dr. Baba then went on to serve as a medic in Italy during World War II. He was a member of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, the highly decorated Japanese American military unit.
Extent
8.2 Megabytes 1 CD analog and digital version of scanned photographs
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