Index to Japanese American Detainees on Angel Island or Sharp Park

AIISF is researching Japanese immigrants from Hawaii and the continental U.S. as well as those from Germany and Italy who were briefly detained on Angel Island during World War II by the U.S. Department of Justice. This research is being funded by the Japanese American Confinement Sites fund of the National Park Service, and we wish to express our appreciation to them for supporting this project.
 
In addition to the War Relocation Authority (WRA) camps such as Tule Lake, Manzanar and Topaz, located across the western half of the United States, which housed approximately 120,000 Japanese Americans including American born U.S. citizens and Japanese immigrants, an additional 7,000 Japanese immigrants and Japanese Latin Americans were arrested by the Department of Justice and detained in camps such as Lordsburg and Santa Fe, New Mexico, Missoula, Montana, and Crystal City, Texas. A number of them, including approximately 600 from Hawaii and close to 90 from the West Coast, spent a few weeks at Angel Island before being sent to the locations listed above. For most of them, wartime saw them be sent from camp to camp, separated from their loved ones who were either at home in Hawaii or relocated to WRA camps. Our records so far also show approximately 20 German immigrants and 20 Italian immigrants who spent some time on Angel Island.
 
The list details those who we believe spent some time on Angel Island during World War II. Use the "filter" box to search for specific names or countries of origin. To browse the entire list, click on the down arrow next to the Display box and select All. If you know any of these people, or their descendants, who might be able to help tell their stories about their time on Angel Island and elsewhere, please let us know how to reach them or forward our email address to them (info@aiisf.org). We may also be able to help the families find their relatives' wartime files from Department of Justice records now at NARA. Please also contact us if you know of others who may have been detained on Angel Island during World War II but are not on this list. For more information about internees of Japanese descent on Angel Island, visit our information page.

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File Number First Name Family Name Hometown State Detention Location in
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Source of Information Country of Origin
146-13-2-11-900 Kaichiro Uyeno San Francisco Angel Island/Fort McDowell NARA College Park files - Detainees funds lists Japan
19-4-I-186-CI Domenico S Vienello Unknown at this time Angel Island or Sharp Park NARA College Park files - Detainees funds lists Italy
19-4-I-186-CI Ichiro Wada Hawaii Angel Island/Fort McDowell Ganbare, (published 1982) Japan
19-4-I-186-CI Takashi Wada Hawaii Angel Island/Fort McDowell Ganbare, (published 1982) Japan
19-4-I-186-CI Umeo Wada Hawaii Angel Island/Fort McDowell Ganbare, (published 1982) Japan
19-4-I-186-CI Jitsuji Wakayama Hawaii Angel Island/Fort McDowell Ganbare, (published 1982) Japan
19-4-I-186-CI Katsuichi Wakimoto Hawaii Angel Island/Fort McDowell Ganbare, (published 1982) Japan
19-4-I-186-CI Seiei Wakugawa Hawaii Angel Island/Fort McDowell Ganbare, (published 1982) Japan
19-4-I-186-CI Akimasa Watanabe Hawaii Sharp Park Ganbare, (published 1982) Japan
19-4-I-186-CI Iwaki Watanabe Hawaii Angel Island/Fort McDowell Ganbare, (published 1982) Japan
19-4-I-186-CI Tadao Watanabe Hawaii Angel Island/Fort McDowell Ganbare, (published 1982) Japan
19-4-I-186-CI Tamasaku Watanabe Hawaii Angel Island/Fort McDowell Ganbare, (published 1982) Japan
19-4-I-186-CI Yakichi Watanabe Hawaii Angel Island/Fort McDowell Ganbare, (published 1982) Japan
19-4-I-186-CI Zenichi Watanabe Hawaii Sharp Park Ganbare, (published 1982) Japan
19-4-G-245 Clemens Wempe Unknown at this time Angel Island or Sharp Park NARA College Park files - Detainees funds lists Germany
16-4-J-33-CI Carl Dubois Williams Unknown at this time Angel Island or Sharp Park NARA College Park files - Detainees funds lists Germany
19-4-G-217-CI Fritz Ol Winkelman Unknown at this time Angel Island or Sharp Park NARA College Park files - Detainees funds lists Germany
WG-50-CI Eduard Friedrich WT Witt Unknown at this time Angel Island or Sharp Park NARA College Park files - Detainees funds lists Germany
WG-50-CI Manabu Yama Hawaii Angel Island/Fort McDowell Ganbare, (published 1982) Japan
146-13-2-12-2400 A (Asatero?) Yamada San Jose Angel Island/Fort McDowell NARA College Park files - Detainees funds lists Japan