"Evacuation Day"

On the appointed "evacuation day," thousands of Japanese Americans gathered at designated locations, with the numbered identification tags they had been issued tied to their coats. Watched by curious onlookers, they were met by armed soldiers and transported in buses, private cars, and trains to sixteen temporary "assembly centers" in California, Washington, Oregon, and Arizona.

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Mochida family ready to board a bus to an assembly center (ddr-csujad-7-6)
img Mochida family ready to board a bus to an assembly center (ddr-csujad-7-6)
Mochida family ready to board a bus to an assembly center, Hayward, California, May 8, 1942. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: HMLSC_JA_f06
Bessie Ezaki (ddr-csujad-8-11)
doc Bessie Ezaki (ddr-csujad-8-11)
Oral history interview with Aiko Bessie Ezaki. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Ezaki, Bessie
Martha Kajiwara interview (ddr-csujad-6-10)
doc Martha Kajiwara interview (ddr-csujad-6-10)
Oral history interview with Martha Kajiwara. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: SCRC_KAJIWARA_MARTHA
Nisei girl looking over the baggage of two families (ddr-csujad-7-11)
img Nisei girl looking over the baggage of two families (ddr-csujad-7-11)
Nisei girl looking over the baggage of two families at a camp. The baggage belongs to "Y. Takemoto" and "Kobori, Miyoko." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: HMLSC_JA_f11
Trucks preparing to transport
img Trucks preparing to transport "hand luggage" to assigned assembly centers (ddr-csujad-7-5)
Trucks preparing to transport "hand luggage" to assigned assembly centers, 1942. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: HMLSC_JA_f05
Japanese Americans being
img Japanese Americans being "evacuated" by train (ddr-csujad-7-9)
Japanese Americans being "evacuated" by train. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: HMLSC_JA_f09
Mass removal (ddr-densho-34-80)
img Mass removal (ddr-densho-34-80)
Kikuyo (back left) and Henry Takayoshi wait at the Eagledale ferry dock with their children (left to right), Shizue, Mieko, Kiyo, and Takoto. In the background are (left to right): Lilly Kojima, Takiko Kojima, Iku Amatatsu and Kuniko Chihara. A special ferry transported them from Bainbridge Island to Seattle.
Family on day of mass removal (ddr-densho-34-149)
img Family on day of mass removal (ddr-densho-34-149)
Shigeko Kitamoto and her children say goodbye to friends on the day of exclusion from their home on Bainbridge Island, Washington. Front, left to right: Ilohio Narte (kneeling) holding Frank Kitamoto. Back, left to right: An unidentified man holding Jane Kitamoto, Lilly Kitamoto, Shigeko Kitamoto, Frances Kitamoto and Felix Narte. The Nartes had worked for Mrs. ...
Mother with children on day of mass removal (ddr-densho-34-181)
img Mother with children on day of mass removal (ddr-densho-34-181)
Shigeko Kitamoto with her children (L to R) Jane, Frances, and Frank Kitamoto.
Loading trucks for mass removal (ddr-densho-34-169)
img Loading trucks for mass removal (ddr-densho-34-169)
A Japanese American family is loaded with their belongings onto the back of an army truck for transport to the Eagledale ferry dock for exclusion from Bainbridge Island, Washington.
Soldier carrying Japanese American girl (ddr-densho-34-150)
img Soldier carrying Japanese American girl (ddr-densho-34-150)
Frances Kitamoto is held by a U.S. army soldier during the exclusion of the Japanese Americans from Bainbridge Island.
Mass removal from Bainbridge Island, Washington (ddr-densho-34-2)
img Mass removal from Bainbridge Island, Washington (ddr-densho-34-2)
Japanese Americans walk down the Eagledale ferry dock to catch a special ferry to Seattle.
Mass removal (ddr-densho-34-193)
img Mass removal (ddr-densho-34-193)
Army trucks were used to transport the Japanese American community on Bainbridge Island to the Eagledale ferry dock where they were taken to the mainland for exclusion.
Mass removal (ddr-densho-34-144)
img Mass removal (ddr-densho-34-144)
Shigeko Kitamoto and her children, Jane, Frances and Frank, wait to board a special ferry to Seattle, Washington. Bainbridge Island, Washington was evacuated on March 30, 1942. It was one of the first communities on the West Coast to be evacuated presumably due to its proximity to the Puget Sound Navy Yards.
Mass removal (ddr-densho-34-147)
img Mass removal (ddr-densho-34-147)
These Japanese Americans are waiting for army trucks to take them to the Eagledale ferry dock on Bainbridge Island, Washington. From there, a special ferry will take them to Seattle, where they will be transferred to a train bound for the Manzanar concentration camp in California.
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