Roughly 120,000 Japanese immigrants and Japanese-Americans were sent to desolate camps that dotted the West because the government claimed they might plot against the U.S. Thousands were elderly, disabled, children or infants too young to know the meaning of treason.
States in the American West are marking the 75th anniversary of the signing of Executive Order 9066 by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt that forced 120,000 Japanese immigrants and Japanese-Americans into internment camps.
Many of the incarcerated were farmers, coerced to work the land in the camps. The food they grew was meant for the incarcerated but camp administrators sold it on the open market. Resistance ensued.
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In 1962 the junior chamber of commerce in Brookings invited a Japanese fighter pilot to be an honored guest in the town's Azalea Festival. The pilot had tried to destroy the town 20 years earlier.
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Winning World War II depended on raw materials. One such resource grew tall and green in the Pacific Northwest. From our series 'Battle Ready: The Military’s Environmental Legacy In The Northwest.'
More than 70 years ago scientists working in secret created the atomic bomb that ended World War II and ushered the world into the nuclear age.
World War II affected the way of life for many Oregonians. Young men became soldiers, and citizens did everything they could to aid the war effort, from joining civil militias to conserving bacon fat. Find out more about wartime life in Oregon.
Members of Oregon's Civil Air Patrol will receive the Congressional Gold Medal for their wartime service.
Between 1941 and 1945, World War II drastically changed Oregon’s economic, social and demographic profile. Find out how the war’s great challenges left profound impressions on hundreds of thousands of Oregonians, in military service and on the home front.
A local family recently received a message informing them that 2nd Lt. Royce E. Griffin had been killed in the war. The telegram was dated May 9, 1945.
Fundraising for an Oregon World War II memorial is coming up short, so organizers have cut back on how much they hope to spend on the project.