Europe: 1943-1945. Item #1625
Europe: 1943-1945. 25½” x 15½”. Heavy canvas bag with name and service number stenciled in white paint. Good: worn and soiled with a small patch of surface loss and six pinholes. This is the wartime army supply bag, measuring over two feet tall, of Akira Fujiki who served in the famed 442nd Regimental Combat Team. The regiment was comprised almost exclusively of second generation Japanese Americans. They fought mostly in Europe, their motto was “Go For Broke” and they are the most decorated unit in the history of American warfare. Fujiki was born and raised in Honolulu and was 21 years old when he enlisted March 25, 1943. He served with an anti-tank company. Fujiki was discharged January 4, 1946 and served as the social chairman for the 442nd Veterans Club. A relic infused with the history of a Nisei World War II veteran and his storied regiment. This item is offered by Langdon Manor Books, LLC, antiquarian booksellers. Please do not hesitate to contact us for additional information and/or photos and we will respond promptly. We package our items carefully, ship daily, and have a no hassle returns policy--your satisfaction is guaranteed. We are members of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA) , the International League of Antiquarian Booksllers (ILAB) and the Independent Online Booksellers Association (IOBA) and adhere to their rules of ethics.