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Tag: World War II
70 years ago today, Japanese Americans at the Tule Lake Relocation Center celebrated a harvest festival by wearing costumes. At the Tule Lake Relocation Center, later the Tule Lake Segregation Center, over 24,000 Japanese Americans were imprisoned because of suspected disloyalty to the U.S. government under Executive Order 9066. Starting in 1943, Tule Lake became a […]
Posted by Jason Clingerman on October 31, 2012, under Archives II, Civil Records, History.
Today’s post is written by Dr. Greg Bradsher. One clear, chilly evening this week fifteen years I was alone in the foothills above the town of Ascona, Switzerland, wondering “how in the world did I end up here?” The answer begins in December 1996, in the wake of revelations about Switzerland having dormant bank accounts of […]
Posted by Guest Blogger on October 26, 2012, under Outside NARA, Policy and Procedures.
“This is an American soldier – he is your friend.” So read the leaflet prepared by the United States for use in Vietnam. Underneath that caption, it pictured several American infantrymen advancing into combat. The time, however, was not the 1960s; it was mid-1945 and World War II in the Pacific was drawing to a […]
Posted by David Langbart on July 6, 2012, under Archives II, Military Records.
During World War II, many American military personnel, primarily aircrew, found themselves trapped behind enemy lines. The MIS-X Section of the Captured Personnel and Material Branch of the Army’s Military Intelligence Service handled matters dealing with escape and evasion (E&E) out of hostile areas and intelligence operations relating to Allied prisoners of war. E&E training […]
Posted by David Langbart on May 21, 2012, under Archives II, Military Records.
Today’s post is written by Judy Luis-Watson, volunteer coordinator at Archives II in College Park, Maryland. During World War I (WWI), more than 12,000 American Indians served in the armed forces of the United States. In the army, their many roles included serving as gunners, snipers, patrol workers, messengers, scouts, medical personnel, radio operators, as […]
Posted by Guest Blogger on May 17, 2012, under Archives II, Military Records.
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