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The 442nd: Duty, Honor and Loyalty (film)


Documentary film on the 442nd Regimental Combat Team . The 442nd: Duty, Honor & Loyalty is a English language version of a 1996 Japanese language documentary produced by Bungei Shunju, Ltd. titled Amerika Dai-442 Hohei Rentai: Nikkei Niseitachi no Dainijin Seikai Taisen . The English language script was by John Dobovan, who also narrated.

The 442nd is built around archival and newsreel footage augmented by contemporary footage of the area around Bruyeres, France, a town liberated by the 442nd and that has a memorial commemorating the 442nd . Nisei veterans Stanley M. Akita, Jesse Hirata, Kenneth K. Kaneko, Robert T. Sato, and Sakae Takahashi are interviewed in the film, as are five unidentified residents of Bruyeres.

Authored by Brian Niiya

Might also like 442: Live with Honor, Die with Dignity (2010); Honor Bound: A Personal Journey (1995); Journey of Honor (2001)

This page is complete and will be published to the production Encyclopedia.


Media Details
Release Date 1998
Runtime 71 minutes
Producer John Dobovan
Writer John Dobovan
Narrator John Dobovan
Studio Bungei Shunju Ltd.
Distributor Video Rights Corp.