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This list of Prisoner of War Camps, Italian Service Unit Camps, and Prisoner of War Hospitals is based on weekly reports located on NARA microfilm #66-538 (population lists June 1942-June 1946). Additional locations based on newspapers, interviews, and other NARA records (at College Park and Regional Archives).

The POW Camps in Arizona during World War II included:

California-Arizona Manuever Area (CAMA), Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Imperial and Riverside Counties, CA; Yuma, La Paz, Maricopa, and Mohave Counties AZ; and Clark County, NV
•Davis-Monthan Army Air Base, Tucson, Pima County, AZ (base camp)
•Florence (Camp), Florence, Pinal County, AZ (base camp)
•Imperial Dam, Yuma, Yuma County, AZ (base camp)
•Navajo Ordnance Depot, Bellemont, Coconino County, AZ (base camp)
•Papago Park POW Camp, Papago Park, Maricopa County, AZ (see Pima)
•Pima Prisoner of War Camp, Papago Park, Maricopa County, AZ (base camp)
•Yuma Test Station, Yuma, Yuma County, AZ (base camp)

Enemy alien internment (relocation) camps:
•Catalina Federal Honor Camp, Pima County, AZ (Japanese)
•Florence (Camp), Florence, Pinal County, AZ (from June 1942 to December 1943)
•Gila River, Pinal County, AZ (Japanese), Gila River Indian Reservation land
•Leupp Isolation Center, Coconino County, AZ (Japanese), Navajo Nation Reservation land
•Mayer, Yavapai County, AZ (assembly center) (Japanese)
•Poston (also called Colorado River), La Paz County, AZ (Japanese), Colorado River Indian Reservation land

•Camp Florence, AZ (13 German and 15 Italian POWs transferred to Fort Bliss National Cemetery, TX in June 1946)

There were 8 base camps, 27 branch camps, 4 ISU, 6 internment locations, and 1 cemetery in AZ. More information in my latest book titled Prisoner of War Camps Across America and is available in Kindle format on Amazon and in Nook format on Barnes and Noble.

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