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Camp Hunstville First POW Camp In Texas
« on: May 03, 2015, 12:38:16 PM »
I'm on a educational journey to learn about POW Camps in Texas during WW2.  This one is up the road from me and was later developed into a very nice university.

http://www.shsu.edu/~jll004/publichistory/powcamp.pdf

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Re: Camp Hunstville First POW Camp In Texas
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2015, 02:15:50 PM »
Great information here..

Ft Bliss, Texas also had a POW camp and many sub camps were in the area, Las Cruces, NM, Roswell, NM and other areas..

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Re: Camp Hunstville First POW Camp In Texas
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2015, 08:23:20 PM »
Had a POW Camp near me in the next town over, Taunton MA - Camp Miles Standish.  On one side of the railroad tracks was a Embarkation camp for GI's and the other side of the tracks was a German and Italian POW camp.  The POW camp is now an industrial park.  Appropriately still called Myles Standish Industrial park.

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Re: Camp Hunstville First POW Camp In Texas
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2015, 06:13:05 AM »
There were a few camps up there.. Another one was in New Hampshire..Stark, NH

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Re: Camp Hunstville First POW Camp In Texas
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2015, 08:16:24 AM »
Thank you for the information! There is still so much the average person doesn't know about the wartime experience. Great stuff!
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