Internment Locations

Arrested: December 1941

Sand Island Internment Camp, Honolulu, Oahu Island

This internee was among 166 men (mostly Issei) who were sent on the second transfer ship for internment in U.S. Army and Justice Department camps on the Mainland. These men were sent together from camp to camp, with some paroled to War Relocation Authority camps to reunite with family or transferred for repatriation to Japan. This internee was in a sub-group of Second Transfer Group internees who were sent from Livingston to Missoula before being transferred to Santa Fe.

Angel Island Detention Facility, California

March 1942 - April 1942

Fort Sill Internment Camp, Oklahoma

April 1942 - May 1942

Camp Livingston Internment Camp, Louisiana

June 1942 - June 1943

Fort Missoula Internment Camp, Montana

June 1943 - April 1944

Santa Fe Internment Camp, New Mexico

April 1944 - June 1944

Paroled to Lakewood, Ohio

June 1944 - July 1945

Returned to Hawaii: July 1945

In the summer of 1945, the U.S. Army allowed ten of Hawaii's 160 internees with sons serving in the military to return to the islands.

As an assistant to the prominent Honolulu pastor Takie Okumura, Kametaro Maeda aided in the establishment of the Makiki Christian Church at the turn of the 20th century and preached to early Japanese immigrants of the Ewa Sugar Plantation on Oahu Island in the decades before the war.

While Maeda remained under incarceration on the mainland, son Wallace Michio Maeda was serving in the U.S. military as a sergeant with the 100th Infantry Battalion. Other internees with soldier sons who returned in the summer of 1945 were Ryosei Aka, Ryozo Izutsu, Kichitaro Kawauchi, Teiichiro Maehara, Tamehachi Makihira, Nobuichi Miura, Kyoichi Miyata, Hanzo Shimoda, and Nekketsu Takei.