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Machine gun training, Camp Shelby
Machine gun training, Camp Shelby

Original caption: "Machine gun training under Lieutenant Ferris. The volunteers look forward to this branch of their training, as they all enjoy operating these rapid fire field pieces. They are said to be above the average in marksmanship.
The 442nd combat team is composed entirely of Americans of Japanese descent who volunteered for service in the armed forces. This unit of approximately 8000 men is undergoing intensive training in all branches of combat duty, and they are looking forward with eagerness to actual service at the front."
Charles E. Mace
Courtesy of National Archives

July 1943