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POW Camps in Kentucky

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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 Kentucky during World War II included:

•Breckinridge (Camp John C.), Morganfield, Union County, KY (base camp)
•Campbell (Camp William B.), near Hopkinsville, Christian County, KY (base camp)
Knox (Fort Henry), Bullitt, Hardin, and Meade counties, KY (base camp)

Cemeteries:
•Camp Breckinridge, KY (transferred to Ft. Knox after February 1947)
•Camp Campbell, KY (p. 4), an active military installation, the cemetery contains POWs who died in KY and TN.
•Fort Knox Post Cemetery (Annex for POW), Ft. Knox, KY (The Fort Knox National Cemetery contains POWs who died in KY and WV), active military installation.

There were 3 base camps, 11 branch camps, 3 hospitals, and 3 cemeteries in KY. More details in my latest book titled Prisoner of War Camps Across America. It is available in Kindle format on Amazon and in .epub and .mobi formats at the GenTracer Shopping Cart.

For more information about these camps, please see:

www.globalsecurity.org
www.volksbund.de
www.kriegsgefangen.de
www.denkmalprojekt.org
www.weltkriegsopfer.de


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