Rare Named WW2 442nd Regimental Combat Team Group – Izumi
Rare and Astonishing WW2 442nd Regimental Combat Team (522nd Field Artillery Battalion) Group to David Y. Izumi.
- Painted M1 helmet liner – manufactured by Firestone – with stenciled name “Izumi”;
- 2-pocket Ike style jacket (named to “Izumi”) features double-patching with 442nd Regimental Combat Team and 3rd Army patches, and includes, as a highlight, a set of stunning 442nd Regimental Combat Team DUIs;
- M43 field jacket (named to “Izumi”) featuring 442nd Regimental Combat Team patch;
- Garrison cap with artillery piping;
- Colored studio portrait of David Izumi;
- Battery C, 522nd Field Artillery Battalion, 442nd Regimental Combat Team photo album – named to “David Y. Izumi”. Album contains various wartime and post-war photos (primarily home front) as well as documents related to David Izumi’s service with the unit;
- Battery C, 522nd Field Artillery Battalion, 442nd Regimental Combat Team photo album – named to “Mr. & Mrs. H.S. Izumi” (David Izumi’s parents). Album is empty and unused;
- “442nd Combat Team 1943 Album” (unit history) – named to “David Izumi”;
- “My Service Record” leather covered album – named to “Pvt. David Yukio Izumi”. Album contains paperwork related to and a written account of David Izumi’s military service;
- “Nisei in Uniform” booklet;
- “Nisei Amvet Post 147” booklet;
- Several editions of “High Angle” (the 442nd Regimental Combat Team wartime newspaper); and
- numerous other accoutrements, paperwork, and ephemera related to David Izumi’s service in WW2.
Condition of group is very good to excellent with minor wear to certain pieces – expectant of age and usage.
According to our research, Private First Class David Yukio Izumi (ASN: 39914553), a first-generation Japanese-American and native of Seattle, Washington, served with Battery C, 522nd Field Artillery Battalion, 442nd Regimental Combat Team during WW2.
These artifacts represent one of the most complete – named and identified – Second World War 442nd Regimental Combat Team groups in existence. A truly breathtaking, poignant, and historically significant group which is certain to be an unequaled centerpiece in its future caretaker’s collection.