The 442nd Regimental Combat Team, 370th Infantry Regiment, and the 100th Infantry Battalion went to Italy to join the full African Infantry Division. They left France to go to Italy to attack the Germans.
"Hawaiian-American troops of Japanese ancestry ride peep patrol
through the streets of Leghorn, Italy."
The 100th had to cross the Volturno River. While they were crossing, booby traps were a big obstacle. The enemy planted Bouncing Betties, which were explosive booby traps. While the 100th Battalion was distracted, the enemy tried to come out and charged them with bayonets. However this bayonet charge was unsuccessful, and the 100th successfully crossed the Volturno river. This was most likely the first bayonet charge in Italy during World War II.
Medics with wounded soldier.
The medics worked tiredlessly to save a countless number of soldiers. They earned high appreciation and praise from the entire regiment. An example of medic. He earned a Silver Star at Hill 140. He lost one his legs in this rescue. Kato was not wearing a helmet at the time because he could not judge the distance while it was on. That day, a shell blasted him.