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[Honma Lizo photograph album documenting wartime service of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team's anti-tank company].
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[Honma Lizo photograph album documenting wartime service of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team's anti-tank company]


Lizo, Honma, creator, photographer.


Album of photographs compiled by a member of the anti-tank company of the 442nd Infantry Regiment during his service in the Second World War, chiefly in France and Italy. The Japanese-American soldiers of the company and its activities are extensively documented. Includes a wide range of non-combat activities of the unit during various European maneuvers, as well as numerous scenes of the soldiers during off-duty and leisure moments. Two prominent operations suggested by the imagery include the company's participation in the August 1944 invasion of southern France and the October 1944 rescue of the "Lost Battalion" (1st Battalion, 141st Regiment of the 36th "Texas" Division) near Biffontaine, France. Other identified locations in France include Nice, Marseilles and the area near Menton between late 1944 and early 1945. Identified locations in Italy include Genoa, Livorno and Pisa. Many locations are not identified. Images are chiefly snapshots, with several portraits of Lizo's fellow infantrymen. Also includes a few views of the Jerome Relocation Center, a wartime internment camp for Japanese-Americans, in Denson, Arkansas. Lizo is depicted throughout the album. Also includes a copy of a 2001 letter written to Lizo from Robert Kenner Films, thanking him for his contribution to a PBS documentary on soldiers.


1943 (issued)


United States. -- Army. -- Infantry Regiment, 442nd -- Photographs
Jerome Relocation Center (Ark.) -- Photographs
World War, 1939-1945 -- Photographs
World War, 1939-1945 -- Japanese Americans -- Photographs
World War, 1939-1945 -- France -- Photographs
World War, 1939-1945 -- Italy -- Photographs
Japanese American soldiers -- Photographs


Title devised by cataloger.
Chiefly photographed, and compiled, by Honma Lizo.
Hand-written date label on front cover of album: "1943-1945".
Some prints bear hand-written captions on the front, including many inscriptions to Lizo. Many others are likely captioned on the back.
Honma Lizo photograph album documenting wartime service of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team's anti-tank company, BANC PIC 2021.012, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Honma Lizo was born in 1921 in the Puna district of what is now Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park on the island of Hawai'i. He received a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star for his service in World War Two.


Photograph albums.

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approximately 500 photographs in 1 album : gelatin silver prints ; prints various sizes, album 29 x 27 cm







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