The Gila Rivers incarceration camp opened July 20, 1942, in Rivers, Arizona on an American Indian Reservation. It consisted
of two camps, Canal and Butte, with the Butte camp being the largest of the two. It is estimated that over 16,000 Japanese
Americans lived at the camp while it was in operation. The camp closed November 16, 1945.Gingo Tanaka was born in Japan in 1903 or 1904 and relocated to the United States in 1919. He was possibly incarcerated at
the Gila Rivers incarceration camp in September 1942 and moved back to Los Angeles in 1945. Tanaka died in Los Angeles in
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