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Robert Masao Baba collection 2014.002
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  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: Go For Broke National Education Center
    Title: Robert Masao Baba collection
    creator: Baba, Robert Masao, DDS, 1917-2018
    source: Baba, Robert Masao, DDS, 1917-2018
    Identifier/Call Number: 2014.002
    Physical Description: 8.2 Megabytes 1 CD analog and digital version of scanned photographs
    Date (bulk): 1945-1946
    Abstract: 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.
    Container: 2014-2015 Collections

    Content 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.
    The images are all black and white and capture casual activity, travel and sailing on the USS Wilson Victory.

    Biographical / Historical

    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.
    After World War II ended, he returned to California, where he found anti-Japanese sentiments still strong, so he then moved to Chicago, Illinois. While in Chicago, he attended Loyola University Chicago Dental School, simultaneously working fulltime in the blood bank of Cook County Hospital. He graduated dental school in 1957. He returned to California and opened his dental practice in Whittier, California, in 1957. He passed away on January 4, 2018.

    Preferred Citation

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

    Existence and Location of Originals

    Digital surrogates at http://ndajams.omeka.net/collections/show/1002. Requests for high quality photographs should be made to the Archivist.

    Additional collection guides

    Access Information

    Copyright information not filled out by donor.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Erin Sato 03/23/2015.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Japanese Americans
    United States. Army. Infantry Battalion, 100th
    United States. Army. Regimental Combat Team, 442nd
    World War, 1939-1945
    World War, 1939-1945 -- Japanese Americans
    Italy
    Gila River Detention Camp
    Baba, Robert Masao, DDS, 1917-2018