Before They Were Heroes

Sus Ito’s World War II Images

Susumu “Sus” Ito’s World War II photographs were taken while on a tour of duty through Europe as a member of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team’s 522nd Field Artillery Battalion. While Ito participated in such dramatic events as the rescue of the Lost Battalion, these rare and breathtaking images capture in humble detail the daily lives of a group of young Japanese American soldiers.

Produced by John Esaki, Akira Boch
6 minutes

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