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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

Repatriated to Japan: September 1943

Included among the repatriates who left from New York on the M.S. Gripsholm were 72 Hawaii internees and their families.

From his place of incarceration on the Mainland, Rev. Honi Ohye repatriated to Japan; his family remained in the islands. 

Son Kenji Ohye, a student at the University of Hawaii, volunteered for the Hawaii Territorial Guard and later the Varsity Victory Volunteers, a group of college students who provided manual labor in support of the U.S. Army. 

Six months after the war's end, the Ohye family in Hawaii learned of Honi Ohye's death in July 1945 from an American bombing attack on Fukui City. 

In early 1946, Kenji Ohye was drafted into the U.S. Army.