The motto of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team was “go for broke.” It’s a gambling term that means risking everything on one great effort to win big. The soldiers of the 442nd needed to win big. They were Nisei, American-born sons of Japanese immigrants. They fought two wars: the Germans in Europe and prejudice in America. The motto was invented by the high-rolling Nisei soldiers who came from the Hawaiian Islands.
This Japanese-American grandmother waiting to be moved to an internment camp during World War II. It happened here once it can happen again. Americans turning on their own; calling people undesirable and placing them in camps all over the U.S.
Ben Kuroki, from Hershey, Nebraska, - flew a total of 58 combat missions during World War II, During World War II, he became one of only a handful of Japanese-Americans to see air combat, and was America’s only Nisei (child of Japanese immigrant parents) to see duty over mainland Japan.
Ansel Adams: Manzanar calisthenics, 1943 Ansel Adams: Female internees practicing calisthenics at Manzanar War Relocation Center, Owens Valley, California, 1943. First in a series of pictures from Ansel Adams' stay at the Japanese-American relocation camp in 1943.