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Japanese Americans in Hawaii during World War II: Resources: Organizations

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Organizations/Associations

The following online resources are for organizations within the local community that relate to this topic:

1. Sons & Daughters of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team: This is a website for The Sons & Daughters of the 442nd RCT that was established in 1993 and is a chapter of the 442 Veterans Club. It's main goals are to support veterans and educate the public. Membership is open to all direct descendants of those who served in the 442nd Regimental Combat Team. Non descendants are also welcome to join the organization as associate members.

As a primary sponsor of the Go for Broke: Japanese American Soldiers Fighting on Two Fronts traveling exhibit, the Nisei Veterans Legacy Center, which is affiliated with this organization and helps to educate the public, brought this exhibit to the UHWO Library in March of 2014.

Photos from the opening of the exhibit can be found here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/uhwestoahu/sets/72157643232608995/.  

Contact Information:

Sons and Daughters of the 442nd RCT
442nd Veterans Club
933 Wiliwili Street
Honolulu, Hawaii 96826

Email: sons-daughters@442SD.org
Phone: (808) 949-7997
Fax: (808) 949-1539

2. 100th Infantry Battalion Veterans Education Center:  This is a local organization that has a digital library of stories, photographs and documents related to the men of the 100th Infantry Battalion.

Contact information:

Hours of Operation: 
Monday – Friday
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Except Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. – noon

100th Infantry Battalion Veterans
Education Center
520 Kamoku Street
Honolulu, HI 96826-5120

Phone: 808-946-0272

Fax: 808-946-0273
Email: 100.educationcenter@gmail.com | Club100vets@gmail.com

3. Military Intelligence Serivce: This is a local website for Military Intelligence Serivice veterans that has historical information as well as news and announcements for MIS Veterans Club of Hawaii Members. The MIS unit was comprised of mostly Japanese Americans whose significant role in World War II did not receive as much public notoriety as the 100th Infantry Battalion or the 442nd Regimental Combat Team.

Read more about their contribution to the war here:

http://encyclopedia.densho.org/Military_Intelligence_Service/

Contact Information:

MIS Veterans Club of Hawaii
PO Box 3021
Honolulu, Hawaii 96802

misveteranshawaii@gmail.com

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