WWII and the Internment of Japanese-Americans

WWII

Germay invades Poland

Sept. 1, 1939

Paris Falls

June 13, 1940

Battle of Britain

July 1940 - Sept. 1940

US Starts Trading Destroyers for Naval Bases

Sept. 1940

Operation Barbarossa Begins

June 22, 1941

10,000 Hawaiian Japanese Suggested to be Incarcerated to Ensure Peace with Japan

Aug. 1941

Lend-Lease Act Signed

Aug. 1941

Pearl Harbor is Bombed

Dec. 7, 1941

US Declares War on Japan

Dec. 8, 1941

Germany Declares War on US

Dec. 11, 1941

Japanese Internment

Leaders of Japanese Communities Taken

Dec. 7, 1941

Roosevelt signs Executive Order 9066. Officials can restrict Japanese-Americans.

Feb. 19, 1942

Japanese-Americans on Terminal Island are Moved Out.

Feb. 25, 1942

Japanese-Americans in California to be Incarcerated

Mar. 24, 1942

Ichiro Shimoda is Shot and Killed at Fort Still, Oklahoma.

May 13, 1942

Hikoji Takeuchi is shot, but recovers after serious injury.

May 16, 1942

First Inmates Arrive at Minidoka, Idaho.

Aug. 10, 1942

First Inmates Arrive at Heart Mountain, Wyoming.

Aug. 12, 1942

First Inmates Arrive at Granada, Colorado.

Aug. 27, 1942

First Inmates Arrive at Topaz

Sept. 11, 1942

First Inmates Arrive at Rohwer, Arkansas.

Sept. 18, 1942