Original caption: "S/Sgt. Arata Kimura, San Jose, Calif. 522nd Field Artillery Battalion, 442nd Infantry Regiment, 34th Division, observer, (left) and cub pilot, Lt. Joseph C. Poancii, Winnsboro, LA, (Monroe Papers) confer before taking off from a forward airstrip in the Castrellina Sector, Italy. American-born Japanese composing the 442nd Infantry Regiment have established an outstanding fighting record with the international Fifth Army on the Italian front."
Sergeant Arata Kimura, a forward air control observer for gun crews of the 522nd, Italy, 1944. His pilot is Lieutenant J.C. Polancii.
Harris, US Army Photo
Courtesy of National Archives
July 12, 1944