George Sakata of the 100th Nisei Battalion in Sunglasses and WWII Gear

George Sakata

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  • City: Unknown
  • State: Unknown
  • Country: United States
  • Source: Sakata
  • Approx. Date: 1945
  • Photographer: Sakata

 George Sakata is an example of a typical Japanese-American soldier who fought for the United States in the 100th Infantry Battalion during World War II. Also known as Nisei or "Second-generation", they were children of Japanese immigrants who were born and raised in the US. Due to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, a mass evacuation of Japanese citizens in the US was administered in a number of detention centers due to public hysteria and paranoia. In 1942, around 110,000 Japanese-Americans were relocated to these centers, which spanned all the way from California to Mississippi.

 Taken by George Sakata, a photographer featured throughout our website. George was a member of the infamous 100th Division 442nd Nisei Regimental Combat Team in WWII. This was the only Japanese American unit in WWII and was nicknamed the "Go For Broke" unit. The 442nd had a casualty rate of 93% and was awarded 21 Medal of Honors. Click here for more information on the 442nd RCB unit.
Regular price $24.99
  • City: Unknown
  • State: Unknown
  • Country: United States
  • Source: Sakata
  • Approx. Date: 1945
  • Photographer: Sakata

 George Sakata is an example of a typical Japanese-American soldier who fought for the United States in the 100th Infantry Battalion during World War II. Also known as Nisei or "Second-generation", they were children of Japanese immigrants who were born and raised in the US. Due to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, a mass evacuation of Japanese citizens in the US was administered in a number of detention centers due to public hysteria and paranoia. In 1942, around 110,000 Japanese-Americans were relocated to these centers, which spanned all the way from California to Mississippi.

 Taken by George Sakata, a photographer featured throughout our website. George was a member of the infamous 100th Division 442nd Nisei Regimental Combat Team in WWII. This was the only Japanese American unit in WWII and was nicknamed the "Go For Broke" unit. The 442nd had a casualty rate of 93% and was awarded 21 Medal of Honors. Click here for more information on the 442nd RCB unit.