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Watsonville Register-Pajaronian. June 19, 1945. p. 1
2111 NISEI CASUALTIES REPORTED BY US ARMY
ARMY HEADQUARTERS, Pacific Ocean Areas (UP) - American soldiers of Japanese ancestry suffered 2111 casualties in the European war, an army compilation showed Tuesday.
The total covered battles in Italy and France and included 361 killed in action, 49 died of wounds, 1651 wounded, 34 missing and six captured.
Japanese-American soldiers fought in the 100th infantry battalion and the 442nd regimental combat team. Both outfits included large numbers of Hawaii's Japanese.
They were conspicuous especially in the Italian campaign, landing at Salerno and fighting into Cassino and Rome.
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