Oakland in Alameda County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
442nd Regimental Combat Team Memorial
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Asian Americans • War, World II. A significant historical year for this entry is 1992.
Location. 37° 48.642′ N, 122° 10.472′ W. Marker is in Oakland, California, in Alameda County. Memorial can be reached from Skyline Boulevard, half a mile north of Joaquin Miller Road. The marker is located within Roberts Regional Recreation Area. There is an admission fee - be sure and request a map at the entrance station. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10570 Skyline Boulevard, Oakland CA 94619, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Blossom Rock Navigation Trees (a few John C. Fremont Monument (approx. ¾ mile away); Pyramid to Moses (approx. 0.9 miles away); Commemoration of Old Redwood Road from Redwood Canyon (approx. one mile away); The Monument Loop: A Legacy (approx. one mile away); The Creation of a Park (approx. one mile away); Joaquin Miller (approx. one mile away); Joaquin Miller’s Abbey (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oakland.
More about this memorial. The marker itself is about 300 feet into the woods. From the western edge of the lower parking lot, walk about 200-300 feet west, past the volleyball court. The 442nd marker itself is nestled in a small redwood grove, but is easily found by looking for the nearby 5-foot high stone monument for the Blossom Rock Navigation Trees historical marker, which is just footsteps away.
Also see . . . 442nd Regimental Combat Team Historical Society Website. The 442nd Regimental Combat Team was an infantry regiment in the United States Army comprised of Americans of Japanese ancestry. The 442nd fought in Italy and France during World War II against the German Army of Hitler's Third Reich. The 442nd earned a reputation for being a crack infantry unit and the regiment and its men received considerable battle honors and individual medals of valor.... (Submitted on April 5, 2013.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 5, 2013, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California. This page has been viewed 1,027 times since then and 75 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 5, 2013, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.