Several hundred alien and citizen Japanese today left San Francisco in two bus caravans, the first of 3112 going to the assembly center at Tanforan Race Track.
Another convoy left from Berkeley, with six more to leave before Friday.
Todays evacuation took about half the local Japanese population of San Franciscos primary zone; the process will be completed by Friday. The area affected is from California-st to Van Ness-av, Sutter-st to Presidio-av, holding 1923 Japanese.
See you down there, was the farewell of the many friends of the Japanese.
Four hundred two men, women
and children formed the caravans of buses which left from the Japanese-
It appeared more to be the
start of an outing than ousting. There was waving and cheering
as the Japanese
Meanwhile, Lieut. Gen. DeWitt ordered the evacuation of Japanese from large portions of Multnomah County, Ore., including Portland, by May 5.
From Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo 200 Japanese, the first of a contingent of about 2500, arrived at the Tulare assembly center.
The San Francisco News
April 28, 1942
Photograph and caption information from the War Relocation Authority.