Recruiting an Evacuee

Sergeant Robert I. Bischoff, a member of a special recruiting detail, sent to the Granada Relocation Center, where persons of Japanese ancestry evacuated from the west coast defense areas are residing, explains two pertinent questions in an army recruiting form to Mineow Hanada, 22, a former resident of Colusa, California. Hanada's answer to voluntary enlistment in the special combat unit for Japanese-Americans was typical of many young Nisei at the Granada Center: I want to fight for the United States, but not in a special Japanese-American Unit. I want to be with other Americans in regular units. If I am drafted I will go willingly.

Photographer: Parker, Tom
Amache, CO. 02/10/1943

Source: War Relocation Authority Photographs of Japanese-American Evacuation and Resettlement, WRA no. E-742, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley. Direct Edit