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Are there any books or videos that include the reaction of the Japanese to the American soldiers right after the end of World War 2?
Try The Fall of Japan by William Craig and Embracing Defeat by John W. Dower. The former deals with the early part of the occupation; the latter gives a full history of it. I had often wondered about this same question, and, particularly the reaction to the very first U.S. soldiers to set foot on mainland Japan itself (which obviously none had done yet at the time of the surrender). There is a fascinating account of the organizing of all this in General MacArthur's book Reminiscences, including the U.S. Army staff's worry that there might be an assassination attempt or suicide attack on MacArthur himself as his plane landed! There were ARMED Japanese soldiers on the road that MacArthur's motorcade took from the airport, and the Japanese commander (possibly at the suggestion or insistence of the American staff officers) had all the troops FACE AWAY from MacArthur's car! It is an amazing story. Many Japanese would not look at General MacArthur because they were afraid of the mighty warrior who had conquered Japan and thought just his glance would kill them. This was taken from the "1st cav ww2 scrapbook" -- true story.
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Answer About 1,750,000 from all services.
There were 1,543,880
What weapon were soldiers in the new Japanese Army formed toward the end of World War 2 trained with?
bamboo spears and wooden rifles
Answer US Army losses were 40,382 plus 14,607 Army Air Corps. US Navy and Coast Guard losses were 31,485. US Marine Corps losses were 19,733.
I think the answer you are looking for is: US Senator Daniel Inouye of Hawaii, who served as a Lieutenant in the 442nd (Nisei) Regimental Combat Team in Italy. In April 1945, …Lt. Inouye was hit in his abdomen by a bullet, barely missing his spine. He continued to fight until his right arm was shattered by a German rifle grenade. He lost his right arm. His Distinguished Service Cross was upgraded to a Medal of Honor on June 21, 2000. No that doesnt work Answer Maybe not in that Inouye was of the Hawaiian race, not a descendant of Japanese ancestors. Here are some members for the 442 Regimental Combat Team who had their medals upgraded to the Medal of Honor. Kaoru Moto (Makawao, Maui, Private First Class, C Company, 100th Battalion) Yukio Okutsu (Hilo, Hawaii, Technical sergeant, F Company, 2nd Battalion, 442nd RCT) Robert Kuroda (Aiea, Staff sergeant, H Company, 2nd Battalion, 442nd RCT) Yeiki Kobashigawa (Waianae, Technical sergeant, B Company, 100th Battalion) Barney Hajiro (Waipahu, Private First Class, I Company, 3rd Battalion, 442nd RCT) Masato Nakae (Honolulu, Private First Class, A Company, 100th Battalion) Shinyei Nakamine (Waianae, Private, B Company, 100th Battalion) Mikio Hasemoto (Honolulu, Private, B Company, 100th Battalion) Shizuya Hayashi (Pearl City, Private, A Company, 100th Battalion) George Sakato, Co. E. 442RCT Frank Ono, Co. F, 442RCT Kiyoshi Muranaga, Co. G, 442RCT Joe Hayashi, Co. K William Nakamura, Co. G Kazuo Otani, Co. G Kazuo Otani, Co. G Ted Tanouye, Co. K James K. Okubo ***If you need this answer for a WWII crossword puzzle the answer is Masaoka :)
In the late 1800s and early 1900s, a lot of Japanese people moved to the US from Japan. The vast majority wound up in California, where they wound up getting into the compet…ition for farming and other low-education jobs. So a good deal of anti-Japanese animosity came about. After the Japanese Navy attacked the US at Pearl Harbor, one of the Japanese pilots crashed on one of the Hawaiian islands and survived. He was assisted by some Japanese-Americans who lived on the island, but was eventually captured. Some US government officials already distrusted Japanese immigrants; the incident with the Japanese pilot basically confirmed, to them, what they already knew- that Japanese were loyal to their home country first, and the US last. So the government gathered up as many Japanese people as they could, and forced them to move to "relocation camps", also known as "internment camps" across the western half of the country. The camps were to keep them from helping their former country in any way (either by methods like sabotage, or even directly helping during an invasion). By all accounts, the camps were pretty terrible and it wasn't one of the US's proudest moments.
It was general policy to use Japanese Americans in the European theater in units like the famous 442nd RCT, but there were a large number of Japenese American working as intel…ligence gatherers and interrogators in the Pacific. These men were usually commissioned officers and were kept away from the front, for fear of losing such a valuble asset due to friendly-fire. Also there were a small number of Japanese American aviators, where there was no chance of mistake in indentity. For there example one Ben Kuroki participated in 28 bombing missions over mainland Japan and other locations.
mostly rice and fish, fruit and tea and in extreme cases of cannibalism each other
tan colored cotton uniforms
Answer Five died when UXO exploded at the police station in Bremen. Three civilians working for the occupation died when their house was fire-bombed. … Six died as a result of hostile fire from Soviets. One was killed by a jealous husband in the American Sector Numerous soldiers died in plane crashes and accidents.
America decided originally not to get involved in World War 2 because of the toll World War 1 took on the country and because the state of the economy. However, with the b…ombing of pearl harbor, America decided to join the War, which eventually pulled the country out of it's economic depression.
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It could be possible but a soldier just didn't walk across the border into Switzerland and live a free life. They would have to have some connections and be smuggl…ed out. Airmen who crashed in Switzerland were confined until their government could negotiate their release. So if a German "escaped" into Switzerland, then he would only be returned to his native country. Then he would be expected to be arrested by Allies if he was being sought for a war crime. Many of the Nazi's were smuggled out of Genoa, Italy, to South America with the help of the German commando Otto Skozeny.
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