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Melvin Hamamoto, a Japanese-American liberator, poses next to a road sign outside of Dachau as trucks with the 522nd Field Artillery Battalion press on towards the town.

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    Melvin Hamamoto, a Japanese-American liberator, poses next to a road sign outside of Dachau as trucks with the 522nd Field Artillery Battalion press on towards the town.
    Melvin Hamamoto, a Japanese-American liberator, poses next to a road sign outside of Dachau as trucks with the 522nd Field Artillery Battalion press on towards the town.

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    Melvin Hamamoto, a Japanese-American liberator, poses next to a road sign outside of Dachau as trucks with the 522nd Field Artillery Battalion press on towards the town.
    Date
    1945 April 29
    Locale
    Dachau, [Bavaria] Germany
    Photo Credit
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Eric Saul
    Event History
    The 522nd Field Artillery operated as an independant battalion in the southern German campaign in the spring of 1945. The enlisted men of the battalion were all Japanese Americans from the west coast and Hawaii. Units of this battalion liberated prisoners on one of the death marches from Dachau near the town of Waakirchen on May 2, 1945.

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    Eric Saul
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    Record last modified:
    1997-09-26 00:00:00
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