Shiroku "Whitey" Yamamoto
442nd Antitank Company

Lost Battalion Rescue

Shiroku
October 1944

The Antitank Company rejoins the 442nd RCT in Bruyeres. The 442nd is ordered to rescue the "Lost Battalion." Whitey, assigned to Headquarters Platoon, witnesses the leadership of Major General John Dahlquist; it results in a rescue overshadowed by losses.

The dead and wounded outnumber the living: 211 men are rescued, 216 nisei soldiers are killed and more than 856 are wounded.