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Place of Burial (in the United States): A total of 91 U.S. Military and POW cemeteries are listed, derived from 59 pages of POW deaths in America compiled by the Office of the Quartermaster General of the US Army and dated 10 August 1946 and revised at a later date (probably February 1947 to show the changes in grave locations necessary for permanent location at a government installation). A copy of this cover letter can be seen at www.gentracer.org/gravelocationsletter.html. The index is being merged with current lists from each cemetery listed, as well as additional documents found in the National Archives in College Park, MD. WWI entries are incorporated in with WWII entries for a more complete listing.

Some locations have undergone name changes (Camp to Fort), while some cemeteries have changed status to National Cemeteries. Locations are listed with past and current names. State links lead to lists of POW camps, cemeteries and hospitals in each state.

The German soldiers in the index at www.gentracer.org/powdeathindex.html were generously indexed by John Movius of the Continental European Family History Association.

POW burial locations:

Alabama
Aliceville, AL (German POWs transferred to Fort McCellan, AL)
Prisoner of War Cemetery, Ft. McClellan, AL (p. 29, p. 30, p. 31), although the military installation has closed, the cemetery remains at this location in the care of the state of Alabama and contains 26 German WWII POWs who died in AL and GA (including those transferred from Aliceville), plus Italian POW burials transferred from MS.

Alaska
Ft. Richardson, AK (235 Japanese burials), now Fort Richardson National Cemetery

Arizona
Camp Florence, AZ (13 German and 15 Italian WWII POW burials transferred to Ft. Bliss, TX in June 1946)

Arkansas
Camp Monticello, AR (9 German and 3 Italian POW burials transferred to Ft. Reno Nat'l Cem. in OK before February 1947)
Hot Springs Cemetery, AR (23 WWI German burials tranferred to Chattanooga National Cemetery in TN)
Prisoner of War Cemetery, Camp Chaffee, AR (p. 4, p. 5) , now Fort Chaffee, an active military installation (8 German WWII POW burials transferred to Ft. Sam Houston Nat'l Cem. in TX after February 1947)
Prisoner of War Camp, Camp Joseph T. Robinson, AR (p. 7), (11 German WWII POW burials transferred to Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, TX after February 1947)

California
Benicia Arsenal Post Cemetery, Benicia, CA (p. 1), now under the care of the National Park Service. This cemetery contains 1 Italian and 8 German WWII POW burials.
Prisoner of War Burial Plot, Camp Beale, CA (p. 2, p. 3), now Beale AFB, an active military installation. (3 German and 3 Italian WWII POW burials transferred to Golden Gate Nat'l Cem. in CA)
Prisoner of War Cemetery, Camp Cooke, CA (p. 5) (10 German and 4 Italian WWII POW burials transferred to Golden Gate Nat'l Cemetery, CA on 26th of November 1947)
Golden Gate National Cemetery, San Bruno, CA (p. 44) This cemetery contains 5 German and 4 Italian POW burials, plus those transferred from Beale, Cooke, and ID.
Presidio of Monterey Post Cemetery, Presidio of Monterey, CA (p. 51), still an active military installation. This cemetery contains 1 Japanese WWII enemy alien burial.

Colorado
Camp Carson, Colorado Springs, COi (WWII POW burials transferred to Fort Riley, KS).
Camp Trinidad, CO (4 German WWII POW burials transferred to Fort Riley, KS).
Fort Logan Post Cemetery, Ft. Logan, CO (p. 29), now Fort Logan National Cemetery.

Florida
Camp Blanding, FL (7 German WWII POW burials transferred to Fort Benning, GA)

Georgia
Prisoner of War Cemetery, Camp Gordon, GA (p. 6, p. 7), now Fort Gordon, an active military installation. The cemetery contains burials for 21 German and 1 Italian WWII POWs who died in GA and SC.
Fort Benning Post Cemetery, Ft. Benning, GA (p. 16, p. 17, p. 18A), an active military installation. This cemetery contains burials of 35 German and 8 Italian WWII POWs who died in GA, AL, and FL, plus those transferred from MS.

Hawaii
O'ahu Cemetery, Honolulu, HI, a civilian cemetery. This cemetery contains 3 German WWII POW burials.
Schofield Barracks Cemetery, Honolulu, HI (4 Italian POWs are buried here), an active military installation.

Idaho
Prisoner of War Cemetery, Rupert, ID (p. 51A) (6 German WWII POW burials transferred to Golden Gate Nat'l Cem. in CA)

Illinois
Camp Grant, IL (two burials transferred to Camp Butler Nat'l Cem. in IL in June 1946)
Camp Butler National Cemetery, Springfield, IL (p. 3) (The Camp Butler National Cemetery contains POWs who died in IL, IN, NE and WI.)
Camp Ellis, IL (4 German WWII POW burials transferred to Ft. Sheridan, IL)
Fort Sheridan Post Cemetery, Ft. Sheridan, IL (p. 43), the Fort Sheridan Forest Preserve District maintains the cemetery that contains 8 German WWII POW burials plus those transfer from Ellis.

Indiana
Prisoner of War Cemetery, Camp Atterbury, IN (p. 1, p. 2) (16 German and 3 Italian WWII POW burials transferred to Camp Butler Nat'l Cem. in IL in June 1970)

Kansas
Fort Leavenworth (US Disciplinary Barracks), Ft Leavenworth, KS (p. 52), active military installation. The cemetery contains the burials of 14 German WWII POWs executed for murder.
Fort Riley Post Cemetery, Ft. Riley, KS (p. 35, p. 36, p. 37, p. 38, p. 39), active military installation. The cemetery contains 63 German, 12 Italian and 3 Japanese WWII POW burials, including those transferred from CO, MN, and WY.

Kentucky
Prisoner of War Cemetery, Camp Breckinridge, KY (p. 3) (5 German WWII POW burials transferred to Ft. Knox in KY after February 1947).
Prisoner of War Cemetery, Camp Campbell, KY (p. 4), now Fort Campbell, an active military installation. The POW post cemetery contains burials of 5 German WWII POWs who died in KY and TN.
Fort Knox Post Cemetery (Annex for POW), Ft. Knox, KY (p. 28, p. 28A) an active military installation. The Fort Knox National Cemetery contains 9 German and 1 Italian WWII POW burials, plus POWs who died in Camp Breckinridge, KY and WV.)

Louisiana
Camp Livingston, LA (6 German WWII POW burials transferred to Ft. Sam Houston in TX before February 1947)
Prisoner of War Cemetery, Camp Polk, LA (p. 8) (6 German WWII POW burials transferred to Ft. Sam Houston in TX after February 1947)
Alexandria National Cemetery, Alexandria, LA (p. 15). Five German WWII POW burials transferred from Fannin, TX.

Maryland
Fort George G. Meade Post Cemetery, MD (p. 26, p. 27, p. 28), active military installation. The cemetery contains 32 German and 2 Italian WWII POW burials.

Massachusetts
Fort Devens Post Cemetery, Ft. Devens, MA (p. 23, p. 24), an active military installation. The cemetery contains burials of 20 German and 2 Italian WWII POWs who died in MA and NH.

Michigan
Fort Custer Post Cemetery, Ft. Custer, MI (p. 21, p. 22, p. 23), now Fort Custer National Cemetery. The cemetery contains 26 German WWII POW burials, 16 of which are the result of an accident when a train hit a truck killing 16 POWs returning from working on a beet farm in Blissfield to Fort Custer.

Mississippi
Camp Como, MS (German and Italian WWII POW burials transferred to Fort McClellan, AL)
Camp Shelby, MS (German and Italian WWII POW burials transferred to Fort Benning, GA)

Missouri
Fort Leonard Wood Post Cemetery, Ft. Leonard Wood, MO (p. 29), an active military installation. The cemetery contains 3 German and 1 Italian WWII POW burials.
Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, Jefferson Barracks, MO (p. 48). The cemetery contains 2 German WWII POW burials, plus those transferred from Weingarten.
Camp Weingarten, MO (5 Italian burials transferred to Jefferson Barracks Nat'l Cem. in MO on 10 October 1945)

Nebraska
Fort Robinson Post Cemetery, Ft. Robinson, NE (p. 39) (11 German WWII POW burials transferred to Camp Butler Nat'l Cem. in IL in July 1947)

New Jersey
Finnís Point National Cemetery, Finnís Point, NJ (p. 15, p. 16). The cemetery contains 12 German WWII POW burials.

New Mexico
Camp Lordsburg, NM (WWII German and Italian POW and Japanese enemy alien burials transferred to Ft. Bliss, TX in April 1946)
Camp Roswell, NM (German WWII POW burials transferred to Ft. Bliss, TX in April 1946)

New York
Prisoner of War Cemetery, Pine Camp, NY (p. 14, p. 15), now Fort Drum, an active military installation. The cemetery contains 6 German and 2 Italian WWII POW burials.
Fort Niagara, NY (p. 31), now maintained by New York State Parks. (4 German WWII POW burials transferred to Woodlawn National Cemetery, NY)
Long Island National Cemetery, Farmingdale, Nassau County, NY (p. 48, p. 49, p. 50, p. 51). The cemetery contains 37 German plus 18 known and 36 unknown Italian WWII POW burials.
St. Peter's Cemetery, Glove Road, Staten Island, Richmond County, NY, a Catholic facility. The cemetery contains 1 Italian WWII POW burial.
Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira, Chemung County, NY

North Carolina
Camp Butner Post Cemetery, Camp Butner, NC (p. 3, p. 4) (11 German and 1 Italian WWII POW burials transferred to Chattanooga Nat'l Cem. in TN in 1947)
Fort Bragg Post Cemetery, Ft. Bragg, NC (p. 21), an active military installation. The cemetery contains 7 German WWII POW burials.

Oklahoma
Prisoner of War Cemetery, Camp Gruber, OK (p. 7) (4 German WWII POW burials transferred to Ft. Sam Houston in TX after February 1947)
Prisoner of War Cemetery (Mount Calvary Cemetery), McAlester, OK (p. 14), a Catholic facility. The cemetery contains 1 Italian WWII POW burial.
Oak Hill Cemetery, McAlester, OK (p. 14). The cemetery contains 3 German WWII POW burials. Fort Reno Post Cemetery, Ft. Reno, OK (p. 31, p. 32, p. 33, p. 34) (The Fort Reno Post Cemetery contains 62 German and 8 Italian WWII POWs who died in OK and AR and TX.) In 1948 Fort Reno was transferred to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which in coordination with Oklahoma A&M College (later Oklahoma State University) established a Livestock and Forage Research Center there that same year.
Fort Sill Post Cemetery, Ft. Sill, OK (p. 44), now Fort Sill National Cemetery. The cemetery contains 1 German (Russian) WWII POW burials.

Oregon
Camp White, OR (2 German burials transferred to Vancouver Barracks Post Cemetery, WA)

South Carolina
Beaufort National Cemetery, Beaufort, SC (p. 15). The cemetery contains 1 German WWII POW burial.
Myrtle Beach, SC (WWII POW burial transferred to Gordon, GA)

Tennessee
Chattanooga National Cemetery, Chattanooga, TN (p. 9, p. 10, p. 11, p. 12, p. 13, p. 14) (The Chattanooga National Cemetery contains the burials of 7 German WWII POWs as well as 78 WWI POW burials, including those transferred from Crossville, Forrest, and NC.
Crossville, TN ( (80 German WWII POW burials transferred to Chattanooga National Cemetery before February 1947).
Forrest, TN (9 German WWII POW burials tranferred to Chattanooga Nat'l Cem. in TN)

Texas
Camp Bowie (Prisoner of War Cemetery), TX (p. 3) (5 German WWII POW burials transferred to Fort Sam Houston Nat'l Cem. in TX)
Camp Brady, TX ((2 German WWII POW burials transferred to Fort Sam Houston Nat'l Cem.)
Camp Fannin, TX (5 German burials transferred to Alexandria Nat'l Cem. in LA in February 1946)
Camp Hearne, TX (11 German WWII POW burials transferred to Fort Sam Houston Nat'l Cem.)
Camp Hereford, TX (5 Italian burials transferred to Fort Reno, OK in 1947.)
Camp Hood (Prisoner of War Cemetery), TX (p. 8) (3 German WWII POW burials transferred to Fort Sam Houston Nat'l Cem. in TX)
Camp Howze, TX ((2 German WWII POW burials transferred to Fort Reno, OK)
Camp Huntsville, TX (9 German WWII POW burials transferred to Fort Sam Houston Nat'l Cem.)
Camp Maxey (Prisoner of War Cemetery), TX (p. 8) (7 German WWII POW burials transferred to Fort Sam Houston Nat'l Cem. in TX)
Camp McLean, TX (4 German WWII POW burials transferred to Fort Reno, OK)
Camp Mexia, TX (2 German WWII POW burials transferred to Fort Sam Houston Nat'l Cem.)
Camp Swift (Prisoner of War Cemetery), TX (p. 9) (WWII POW burials transferred to Fort Sam Houston Nat'l Cem. in TX)
Camp Wolters, TX (German WWII POW burials transferred to Fort Sam Houston Nat'l Cem.)
Dodd Field, TX (9 Italian burials transferred to Ft. Sam Houston in TX before February 1947)
Fort Bliss National Cemetery, Ft. Bliss, TX (p. 18, p. 19, p. 20, p. 21) (The Fort Bliss National Cemetery contains burials of 5 German and 1 Japanese WWII POWs, plus 3 Japanese enemy aliens who died in TX and AZ, CAand NM.)
Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, Ft. Sam Houston, TX (p. 39, p. 40, p. 41, p. 42, p. 43) (The Sam Houston National Cemetery contains burials of WWII German and Italian and Japanese POWs who died in TX and OK, AR, and LA; plus those transferred from Bowie, Brady, Dodd, Hearne, Hood, Huntsville, Maxey, Mexia, Swift, and Wolters.)

Utah
Fort Douglas Post Cemetery, Salt Lake City, UT (p. 24, p. 25, p. 26), still a Federal property on the campus of the University of Utah. The cemetery contains 1 Japanese POW, 20 German and 12 Italian WWII POW burials, plus 2 German WWI POWs and 19 WWI enemy alien burials.

Virginia
Arlington National Cemetery, Ft. Myer, VA (p. 15). The cemetery contains 1 German and 2 Italian WWII POW burials.
Hampton National Cemetery, Hampton, VA (p. 44, p. 45, p. 46, p. 47, p. 48). The cemetery contains 55 German and 5 Italian WWII POW burials.

Washington
Fort Lawton Post Cemetery, Ft. Lawton, WA (p. 29), now part of Discovery Park in the City of Seattle, but owned and maintained by the U.S. Army Reserve. The cemetery contains one German and one Italian WWII POW and is open to the public.
Fort Lewis Post Cemetery, Ft. Lewis, WA (p. 29), an active military installation. The cemetery contains 3 German WWII POW burials.
Vancouver Barracks Post Cemetery, Vancouver Barracks, WA (p. 52), still Federal land. The cemetery contains 2 German and 1 Italian WWII POW burials, plus those two German POW burials transferred from OR. This cemetery is currently run by the Vancouver Barracks Military Association and open to the public. Reach them through vbma.us/projectsCemetery.html.

West Virginia
Ashford General Hospital, WV (p. 1) (2 German WWII POW burials transferred to Ft. Knox in KY)

Wisconsin
Camp McCoy Post Cemetery, Camp McCoy, WI (p. 8) ( 2 German and 1 Korean WWII POW burials transferred to Camp Butler Nat'l Cem. in IL in June 1947). However, the 11 Japanese POW cremations remain at this active military installation.

Wyoming
Fort Douglas Cemetery, Douglas, WY (4 German and 2 Italian WWII POW burialsi transferred to Fort Riley, KS on 24 January 1946)
Fort Francis E. Warren Post Cemetery, Ft. F.E. Warren, WY (p. 26), an active military installation. The cemetery contains 8 German and 1 Italian WWII POW burials outside the walls, but inside the fence of the cemetery.


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