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Letters from the 442nd : the World War II correspondence of a Japanese American medic

Author: Minoru Masuda; Hana Masuda; Dianne Bridgman
Publisher: Seattle : University of Washington Press, ©2008.
Series: Scott and Laurie Oki series in Asian American studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This is the first collection of letters by a member of the legendary 442nd Combat Team, which served in Italy and France during World War II. Written to his wife by a medic serving with the segregated Japanese American unit, the letters describe a soldier's daily life." "Minoru Masuda's vivid and lively letters portray his surroundings, his daily activities, and the people he encountered. He describes Italian  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Personal narratives
Records and correspondence
Personal Narratives
Collected Correspondence
Biographies
Personal correspondence
Correspondence
Personal narratives, American
Named Person: Minoru Masuda; Minoru Masuda; Minoru Masuda
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Minoru Masuda; Hana Masuda; Dianne Bridgman
ISBN: 9780295987453 0295987456
OCLC Number: 125404945
Notes: Maps on p. [2-3] of cover.
Includes index.
Description: xviii, 290 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: America & Algeria, August 1943-May 1944 --
Italy, June-September 1944 --
France, October-November 1944 --
France, November 1944-March 1945 --
Italy, April-May 1945 --
Italy, May-December 1945.
Series Title: Scott and Laurie Oki series in Asian American studies.
Responsibility: Minoru Masuda ; edited by Hana Masuda and Dianne Bridgman.
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