Instruction sheet, Western Defense Command & Fourth Army

This object is an instruction sheet for repatriation to Japan. Those who applied for repatriation were transferred from their original internment camps to Tule Lake Relocation Camp. In 1943 Tule Lake became a high-security Segregation Center for persons of Japanese ancestry that were believed to have conflicting national loyalties as well as those that applied for repatriation and those who did not want to leave the camp when it transformed from a Relocation Center to a Segregation Center. Many were sent to Tule Lake due to the answers they gave on the “loyalty” questionnaire; this included individuals and whole families.
Currently not on view
Object Name
instruction sheet
date made
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
staple (overall material)
ink (overall material)
overall: 10 1/2 in x 8 in; 26.67 cm x 20.32 cm
ID Number
nonaccession number
catalog number
Cultures & Communities
Japanese American Internment Era
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Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, General
Japanese American Internment Era
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Instruction sheet, Western Defense Command & Fourth Army
Credit Line
Gift of Juichi Kamikawa
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