Italian POW Rosters in US
POWs in the US
POW Death Index in US
UT POW CD
POW Photos in US
POW and ISU Camps and Hospitals in US
ISU Units and Installations in US
NARA POW Archives
During WWII, over 15,000 prisoners of war were sent to Utah (Allan Kent Powell, "Splinters of a Nation: German Prisoners of War in Utah"), out of the over 425,000 prisoners of war in the United States. About 7000 of these men were Italians while about 8000 were Germans.
I've been collecting information on the experiences of these prisoners and the community members who came into contact with them. A non-profit organization called "TRACES of 400,000: Museum, Archive, Culture, Conference and Activities Project" has similar goals concerning all of these WWII Prisoners of War in the US. I spoke about World War II Italian Prisoners of War in Utah at the second international TRACES (www.traces.org) conference on May 31, 2003. A copy of that presentation is available through [email protected]
All of the 33 World War II Prisoners of War who died in Utah are buried at Fort Douglas Military Cemetery in Salt Lake City. A list of the 20 Germans follows, along with some of the other POWs held in Utah. Their death certificates can be obtained through [email protected]
A PowerPoint Presentation on the Prisoners of War in Utah During World War II, complete with over 70 photos is available on CD through Utah POW CD.
Otto Bross (Uffz. #8WG-46386) was born on 16 November 1919 at Pferzheim, Germany and was single. Died from gunshot wounds on 8 July 1945 at the Prisoner of War Camp at Salina, Sevier County. (UT Death #59) (NARA RG 389, Entry (A1) 467, Box 1513) Buried in the German POW section of the Fort Douglas Military Cemetery.