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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 - April 1944

Santa Fe Internment Camp, New Mexico

April 1944 - October 1945

Returned to Hawaii: November 1945

Arrived in Honolulu with 450 other internees aboard the military troopship the Yarmouth.

Sawajiro Ozaki was a leader in the Honolulu business world and held executive positions in the prominent community organizations of the day, like the Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce and the United Japanese Society of Honolulu. Nearly all of the men in leadership positions in these organizations prior to the war were arrested and interned.

Ozaki's older son, George Isamu Ozaki, was in California at the time of the mass evacuation of the West Coast and was sent to the Tule Lake Segregation Center. George Ozaki subsequently enlisted in the U.S. Army and served during the war.