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Not only did 13,000 Chinese-Americans serve the United States in World War II, even more Japanese Americans served: “An estimated 33,000 Japanese Americans served in the military during and immediately after World War II, about 18,000 in the 442nd and 6,000 as part of the MIS.[10] Approximately eight hundred Japanese Americans were killed in action during World War II.https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2015/08/06/japanese-american-service-in-the-us-military-during-world-war-ii/

Especially in the United States, which has been diverse since the beginning, you can’t simply look at someone and tell if they are patriotic or not.

Japanese-Americans serviced despite the fact that “Within hours of the declaration of war on Japan, President Roosevelt issued Proclamation 2525, aimed at aliens with roots in that enemy nation… The following day, December 8, 1941, two more presidential proclamations, / Proclamations 2526 and 2527, were issued to cover German and Italian aliens
As Attorney General Francis Biddle later admitted, there were two problems with the lists:
(1) it was difficult to distinguish ethnic affiliation from disloyalty
, and
(2) it was difficult to justify detention on the basis of suspicion or affiliation.
“ Link – http://www.tunacanyon.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/A-Review-of-the-Restrictions-on-Persons-of-Italian-Ancestry-During-World-War-II-2.pdf


Captain Francis Brown Wai, Medal of Honor Recipient

Chinese-Americans in World War II

When the United States entered World War II, about 29,000 persons of Chinese ancestry were living in Hawaii and another 78,000 on the mainland. By war’s end, over 13,000 were serving in all branches of the Army Ground Forces and Army Air Forces.

About one quarter of all Chinese-American soldiers served with the Army Air Forces. In 1943 the Army Air Forces organized some support units for the China-Burma-India theater, including the 14th Air Service Group, composed predominantly of Chinese-American personnel. Other Chinese-Americans trained as pilots and aircrew and fought in Europe and the Pacific. However, most were assigned to regular ground units.

An estimated 40 percent of Chinese-American soldiers were not native-born citizens. After Congress repealed the Chinese Exclusion Act in 1943, many took advantage of their military service to become naturalized.

One Chinese-American received the Distinguished Service Cross, Capt. Francis B. Wai. He was born in Hawaii, where his father was Chinese and his mother Native Hawaiian. After graduating from the Punahou School in Honolulu and the University of California at Los Angeles, Wai enlisted in the Hawaii National Guard and was called to active duty in 1940. He earned his commission through officers candidate school in 1941 and was assigned to the 34th Infantry, part of the 24th Infantry Division. On October 20, 1944, his unit landed at Leyte in the Philippines. He was killed in action while leading soldiers off the beach against accurate and concentrated enemy fire.

For further information, see the following:
Lim, Christina M., and Sheldon H. Lim. In the Shadow of the Tiger: The 407th Air Service Squadron, Fourteenth Air Force, World War II. Privately published, 1993.
Takaki, Ronald. Strangers from a Different Shore: A History of Asian Americans. Boston, 1989.
Wong, Scott K. “War Comes to Chinatown: Social Transformation and the Chinese of California.” The Way We Really Were: The Golden State in the Second Great War. Ed. by Roger W. Lotchin. Urbana, Ill., 2000. Pp. 164-86.
Prepared 16 May 2000
by James C. McNaughton
Command Historian
Defense Language Institute
Foreign Language Center, Presidio of Monterey
This award was later upgraded to the Medal of Honor
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https://history.army.mil/html/topics/apam/chinese-americans.html

China only became communist in 1949, though the CCP was founded in 1921.
The Chinese Communist Party (CCP),[12] officially the Communist Party of China (CPC), is the founding and sole governing party of the People’s Republic of China (PRC). The CCP leads eight other legally permitted subordinate minor parties together as the United Front. The CCP was founded in 1921, mainly by Chen Duxiu and Li Dazhao, with the help of the Far Eastern Bureau of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union and Far Eastern Secretariat of the Communist International.[13][14] The party grew quickly, and by 1949 the Kuomintang (KMT)’s Nationalist Government had been driven from mainland China to Taiwan after the Chinese Civil War, leading to the establishment of the People’s Republic of China on 1 October 1949.

The CCP controls the country’s armed forces, the People’s Liberation Army (PLA). It is also one of the two major historical contemporary parties in Chinese history, the other being the Kuomintang.

The CCP leads an authoritarian Marxist–Leninist one-party state in China.[15][16] The party is officially organized on the basis of democratic centralism, a principle conceived by Vladimir Lenin which entails open discussion of policy on the condition of unity among party members in upholding the agreed-upon decision.[17][18]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_Communist_Party
Easily forgotten, as well, is that at one point Hitler allied with Stalin, and, later, the United States allied with Stalin. The Italians were initially allied with Hitler.