Time line: 1941-1945
Japan attacks Pearl Harbor. America declares war on Japan the next day.

1941:December 7;Japan Attacks Pearl Harbor.December 8;U.S declares war on Japan.

1942:February 19;Executive Order 9066 authorizes removal of Japanese Americans from West Coast. More Information on Executive Order 9066‍March 18;
War Relocation Authority created to run internment camps. Mapping of Camps

100th Infantry Battalion

June;100thInfantry Battalion is formed almost entirely of Japanese Americans from Hawaii.


February;All adult internees forced to answer loyalty questionnaire.

1945:January 2;Internees allowed to return to west coast.August 14;Japan surrenders and World War II ends.