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100th Infantry Battalion - Suggested Resources

Updated: Sep 22

The following list of suggested resources on the 100th Infantry Battalion was compiled in February/March 2022 (Revised 3/10/2022), for use in the Project Based Learning Challenge.

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1. 100th Infantry Battalion website:

2. Timeline of the 100th Infantry Battalion:

3. Setting the Stage:

4. The 100th In Italy

5. The 100th in France

6. Return to Italy

7. Hawai’i’s Legendary Battalion. Reflections by Lyn Crost: Lyn Crost was one of only a few women war correspondents in World War II-and the only one to cover the l00th and the 442nd exclusively.

8. In Freedom’s Cause by Thomas Murphy. Short biographies of the 806 sons of Hawaii who made the supreme sacrifice in WWII. A Record of the Men of Hawaii Who Died in the Second ... - Thomas D. Murphy - Google Books

9. 100th Infantry Battalion Monthly Publication, Puka Puka Parade Newsletter

10. Medal of Honor Awardees:

11. Memoirs and Journals written by men who served in the 100th Infantry Battalion:

12. Roll Call Lists the names of all men who served with the 100th Infantry Battalion

13. Boys of Company B by Richard Oguro A written collection of some of the veterans of Company B

14. Sen Pai Gumi by Richard Oguro Story of first group of American of Japanese Ancestry from Hawaii and American Concentration Camps to attend Army Language School at Camp Savage, Minnesota

15. Remembrances: 100th Infantry Battalion, 50th Anniversary Celebration, 1942-1992. Honolulu, HI: 100th Infantry Battalion Publication Committee, 1992

16. Online Resource: The Nisei Soldier: Congressional Gold Medal

17. Densho Library: 100th Infantry Battalion

18. THE HAWAI'I NISEI STORY: Americans of Japanese Ancestry During WWII

19. Nisei Veterans Legacy – Nisei Related Stories. The mission of the Nisei Veterans Legacy is to preserve, perpetuate and share the legacy of Americans of Japanese Ancestry (AJA) who served in the U.S. armed forces in World War II:

20. National Veterans Network. The National Veterans Network is a national organization whose mission is: to educate current and future generations about the extraordinary legacy of American WWII soldiers of Japanese ancestry in order to promote equality and justice.

21. Japanese American Veterans Association. The Japanese American Veterans' Association, Inc. (JAVA), is a fraternal and educational organization with many purposes: Preserving and strengthening comradeship among its members; Perpetuating the memory and history of our departed comrades; Educating the American public on the Japanese American experience during WWII; and Striving to obtain for veterans the full benefit of their entitlements as veterans.

22. Go For Broke National Educational Center. Its mission is to educate and inspire character and equality through the virtue and valor of our World War II American veterans of Japanese ancestry.

23. True Story of the “Purple Heart Battalion”



24. Ambassador in Arms: The Story of the Hawaii’s 100th Battalion. by Dr. Thomas D. Murphy

25. Honor by Fire: Japanese Americans at War in Europe and the Pacific. by Lyn Crost

26. Bridge of Love. by John Tsukano, 100th Infantry Battalion veteran

27. The Island Edge of America: A Political History of Hawaii. by Tom Coffman

28. Inclusion. by Tom Coffman

29. Hawaii’s Own, Picture Story of the 442nd Regiment, 100th Battalion and Interpreters. HAWAII'S OWN by Lawrence Nakatsuka (Author), Soji Morisawa (Illustrator)

30. Just Americans: How Japanese Americans Won a War at Home and Abroad. by Robert Asahina

31. Hawaii's War Years. by Gwenfread Allen

32. Sparky: Warrior, Peacemaker, Poet, Patriot. by Richard Halloran.

33. Japanese Eyes, American Heart: Personal Reflections of Hawaii’s World War II Nisei Soldiers. Hawaii Nikkei History Editorial Board

34. A History of Service: The Central Pacific Bank Story. by Arnold Hiura

35. Combat Chaplain: The Personal Story of the World War II Chaplain of the Japanese American 100th Battalion. by Israel A. S.Yost

36. Unlikely Liberators: The Men of the 100th and 442nd. by Masayo Umezawa Duus

37. Memoirs Of A Certain Nisei. by Thomas Taro Higa.

38. John A. Burns: The Man and His Times. by Dan Boylan and T. Michael Holmes

39. Boyhood to War: History and Anecdotes of the 442nd RCT. by Dorothy Matsuo



40. Under the Blood Red Sun. fictional book by Graham Salisbury (Children’s book) This was made into a move in 2014 and can be rented on Amazon Prime.

41. House of the Red Fish. fictional book by Graham Salisbury (Children’s book)

42. Eyes of the Emperor. fictional book by Graham Salisbury (Children’s book)

43. Journey of Heroes: the Story of the 100th Infantry Battalion and 442nd Regimental Combat Team. by Stacey T. Hayashi (Writer), Damon Wong (Illustrator) May be available from your school’s library.



44. A Question of Loyalty Fictional work by Mike Malaghan



45. Journey of Honor. by Stuart Yamane on YouTube

46. Covenant Ballet of Brooklyn: The Nisei Project

47. 100th Infantry Bn (Separate) and 442nd RCT in World War II. Talk given by Jim McNaughton to the St. Martin’s Military History Club February 8, 2022



48. DVD CitizenTanouye (2005)



49. Japanese Cultural Center Hawaii (JCCH) Historical Gallery and Resource Center –

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