Idaho, Jerome County Historical Society, Minidoka Japanese Relocation Center Military Records, 1942-1945
This collection is an index to military record index cards of those interned at the Minidoka Japanese Relocation Center (also known as Camp Hunt) located in Jerome County, Idaho from 1942-1945. The index cards reference the date and page of the Minidoka Irrigator, a weekly newspaper published in and for the camp, in which the records can be found. The military record index includes information pertaining to Japanese enlistments, draftees, volunteers, enlisted reservist reports, Hunt service men in armed forces, promotion, wounded in action, killed in action, missing in action, prisoner of war, liberated, medals, honor roll, and those called for final physical. The Minidoka Japanese Relocation Center (also known as Camp Hunt) in Jerome County, Idaho was opened August 10, 1942 and was in operation until October 28, 1945. It reached its’ maximum population of 9,397 in March 1943. Most of the internees came from the Seattle, Washington and Portland, Oregon areas with a few (200) also coming from Alaska.