442 nd Regimental Combat Team

Go for Broke

The 442 nd Regimental Combat Team was organized on March 23, 1943, in response to the War Department's call for volunteers to form an all-Japanese American army combat unit. Over twelve thousand Japanese American volunteers answered the call.

Ultimately, 2,686 volunteers from Hawaii and 1,500 from American concentration camps assembled at Camp Shelby, Mississippi, in April 1943 to undergo military training.
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