Pinedale FAQ

Who we are?

The Pinedale Assembly Center Memorial Project Committee is a joint committee of the Central California District Council of the Japanese American League and the Central California Nikkei Foundation.  They are both 501c(3) California non-profit corporations.


Where are we located?

Camp Pinedale was located 8 miles north of Fresno, California. Established on August 1, 1942, on the site of a Pinedale Assembly Center, Camp Pinedale began receiving soldiers selected for training as Army Air Force communications technicians in December of that year. By war’s end, the post had trained 25,000 soldiers as electronic specialists and for allied army assignments, clerks, truck drivers, chemical warfare specialists, camouflage specialists, ordnance technicians, and cooks. The camp was deactivated in February 1947.