February 1, 1942, Kumekuchi Ishibashi was taken to an internment camp for Japanese in Bismarck, North Dakota. The rest of his family moved to central California to start farming again.
April 1942, LCDR Ralph B. Snavely, Medical Advisor to Office of Indian Affairs District 3, on the Colorado River Indian Reservation at Poston, Arizona. He watched a well being drilled to provide fresh water for a Japanese Internment Camp on the reservation.
April 27, 1942, the first group of Watsonville Japanese left for the Salinas Rodeo Grounds (Assembly Center) where they would live until early July when the group was transferred to the permanent camp at Poston, Arizona. In all, 1301 people.
May 8, 1942 - The first "volunteers" arrived at Poston, Arizona (Colorado River).
May, 1942, all citizens of Japanese descent in Bakersfield were sent to internment camps on an Indian Reservation in Poston, Arizona
On May 23, 1942, most of Riverside's Japanese Americans were evacuated to the Colorado River Relocation Center in Poston, Arizona. A few opted to go to other internment camps (eg, Manzanar) in order to be with their extended families.
May 26, 1942 - Chet Huntley reported about one group from Poston, Arizona, on a national CBS radio hookup.
May 29, 1942 - Forced to leave their Sacramento home and farm, Kiyo Sato, the oldest of nine children, and her family were taken to Poston Camp II in Arizona
July 1942, Aiko Yano, from Sanger, was grouped with others in Clovis and sent to Camp #2 in Poston, Arizona, and she stayed in Barrack 22 in Block 222. “We were rounded up onto the trains like cattle.” She remembers that all they served in the barracks was mutton soup and more mutton soup.
July 1942, approximately 4300 students of Japanese ancestry left the 10 relocation centers to attend colleges and universities outside the exclusion areas.
July, 1942, Mas Ishibashi, his wife, Miye, and his brothers, George and Aki Ishibashi were interned at Poston, Arizona. In a little over one year, Kumekichi Ishibashi was able to reunite with his family in Poston. They then moved to Utah to farm for the duration of the war. Mas' brothers, George and Kay, served in the 442nd Regimental Infantry Combat Unit. This unit received more citations than any other outfit of the United States military.
July 4, 1942, after reporting to the Salinas Assembly Center, the Yoshiro and Hisae Aramaki moved to Poston, Arizona on an Indian reservation. She was 5 months pregnant. They were in the desert in the middle of summer. The highest temperatures they had ever encountered in California were between 70 and 80 degrees. Now they were forced to deal with temperatures as high 108 degrees. They perspired so much that they were given salt tablets.
August 1942, everyone being held at Santa Anita Racetrack (Assembly Center) was sent to Arizona's Poston Internment Center, where three camps had been set up. "Poston was so depressing, " Helen Urata said. "It was dust and tar- paper barracks." (Jim Urata: "But we brought in cottonwood trees from the Colorado River, and built a swimming pool and schools out of indigenous rock. After two years, you wouldn't have recognized the place.
Oct 9, 1942 - 323-11-D/Poston, Arizona/October 9, 1942/Dear Miss Breed,/ This is the first chance I have had to thank you for sending me the dictionary and also they book "The Person You Want to Be." I certainly do want to thank you for sending me both of them. The ...Dear Miss Breed, "This is the first chance I have had to thank you for sending me the dictionary and also they book "The Person You Want to Be." I certainly do want to thank you for sending me both of them. The book you sent me certainly is essential here because we have a tendency to get "sloppy" and not care about our appearance any more. It certainly is worth reading and trying out some of the things taught in the book." Sent from Poston block 323-11-D
Nov 1, 1942 - Animosity between those who helped camp administrators and their opponents boiled over in Poston, Arizona, on November 1, 1942, when an unidentified group of men beat up a suspected "informer" (that is, a Japanese American who was believed to have informed ...Animosity between those who helped camp administrators and their opponents boiled over in Poston, Arizona, on November 1, 1942, when an unidentified group of men beat up a suspected "informer" (that is, a Japanese American who was believed to have informed authorities about supposedly suspicious individuals in the Japanese American community). After two "suspicious individuals" were arrested and interrogated by the FBI.
Mar 28, 1943 - The seventh of nine children born to Japanese immigrant parents, Hideo Chino was born on March 28, 1943 in the wartime relocation camp in Poston, AZ.
March 26, 1943, Helen and Jim Urata were married in camp. In Poston, the San Diegans were mixed with Japanese-Americans from the San Joaquin Valley, so there were -- and are to this day -- a lot of intermarriages among the two communities. Helen and Jim remained in Poston until the end of 1943, when they went to Milwaukee. Jim had gotten a job unloading boxcars. (Japanese-Americans were allowed out of the camps if they got jobs in the interior or on the East Coast of the country, where Japanese- Americans were not interned. )
Dec 1943 - The first Nisei who had lived in a concentration camp inducted into the WAC was Iris Watanabe, a former resident of Poston in Arizona as well as of Amache in Colorado. Her mother and younger sister were still imprisoned in Amache when Iris was inducted in December 1943
Mar 1944 - This idea is suggested in a vignette from the Poston Relocation Center in March of 1944. Edward Spicer, an anthropologist on the sta√ of the wra's Community Analysis Section, dropped in one evening for an unannounced visit to the barrack of Richard NishimotoEdward Spicer, an anthropologist on the staff of the WRA's Community Analysis Section, dropped in one evening for an unannounced visit to the barrack of Richard Nishimoto, an influential Issei internee at the Poston Relocation Center in Arizona. Nishimoto was, among other things, a field researcher for the Japanese Evacuation and Resettlement Study (JERS), a major social science. ...
May 1944 - Harriet Yanaga with her parents, relocated to Kansas City Missouri, where she took a Also in the group is vice-principal George R. Powell, who has contributed much towards Harriet's happy integration into the student body. Together with her parents, Harriet relocated from the Poston, Arizona, Center in May, 1944, to join other members of her ... typing class at the Southeast High School. Vice-principal George R. Powell contributed much towards Harriet's happy integration into the student body.