442nd COMBAT TEAM. Famous 'Go For Broke Regiment' in WWII. 442d Infantry Regiment. NISEI WARRIORS: First generation Japanese Americans. Official US Army history. Includes famed 100th 'Purple Heart' Infantry Battalion
442d COMBAT TEAM: The Americans. by Orville C. Shirey. The 'Go For Broke Regiment'in WWII. 442nd Infantry Regiment. Official U.S. Army history first published 1946. NISEI WARRIORS...first generation Japanese Americans... "These are some of the best goddamn fighters in the U.S. Army. If you have more, send them over!"
The "AMERICANS" 442nd COMBAT TEAM is a quality reprint of the original 1946 Japanese-American unit history book complete with roster. Covers the 2d and 3rd Infantry Battalions and the famed 100th "Purple Heart" Infantry Battalion, plus the attached 232d Engineer Company and the 522d Field Artillery Battalion. Well illustrated.
Summary: This is the unit history of the famous 442nd Regimental Combat Team. Composed of Nisei (Japanese-Americans), they performed splendidly in campaigns in Central Italy, Southern France and finally the Po River campaign in Northern Italy during 1945. 1998 reprint of 1946 original edition done first by Infantry Journal Press.
8.5"x11" volume; 152 pages; 35 photos; 14 illustrations & maps.