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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 New York during World War II included:

•Buckner (Camp Simon B.), West Point, Orange County, NY (see Popolopen, NY)
•Drum (Fort Hugh H.), Jefferson County, NY (see Pine Camp, NY)
•Elmira H & Pt., Horseheads, Chemung County, NY (base camp)
•Halloran (Paul S.) General Hospital, (PWC) Willowbrook, Staten Island, Richmond County, NY (base camp)
•Hamilton (Fort Alexander), Brooklyn, Kings County, NY (base camp) (see New York Port of Embarkation, NY)
•Jay (Fort John), New York City, Kings County, NY (base camp)
•Mason (Charles F.) General Hospital, Brentwood, Suffolk County, NY
•Mitchel Field, Nassau County, NY (base camp)
•New York Port of Embarkation, NY (see Hamilton, Shanks, Staten Island Terminal, NY)
•Niagara (Fort), Youngstown, Niagara County, NY (base camp)
•Pine Camp, near Great Bend, Jefferson County, NY (base camp)
•Popolopen (Camp), West Point, Orange County, NY, later (see Buckner, NY)
•Sampson Naval Station, Romulus, Seneca County, NY (base camp)
•Seneca Ordnance Depot, Romulis, Seneca County, NY
•Shanks (Camp), Orangeburg, Rockland County, NY (base camp) (see New York Port of Embarkation, NY)
•Slocum (Fort), New Rochelle, Westchester County, NY
•Staten Island Terminal, Stapleton, Richmond County, NY (see New York Port of Embarkation, NY)
•Upton (Camp), Yaphank, Suffolk County, NY (base camp)
•Van Etten, Chemung County, NY (base camp)
•West Point, Orange County, NY (base camp) (see Popolopen, NY)

Enemy alien internment camps:
Ellis Island, Richmond County, NY (temporary detention center) (German, Italian, and Japanese)
•Upton, Suffolk County, NY (German)

•Fort Niagara Post Cemetery, Ft. Niagara, NY, now maintained by New York State Parks.
Long Island National Cemetery, Farmingdale, Nassau County, NY
•Pine Camp, NY, now Fort Drum, an active military installation.
•St. Peter's Cemetery, Glove Road, Staten Island, Richmond County, NY, a Catholic facility.
Woodlawn National cemetery, Emira and Chemung Counties, NY

There were 20 base camps, 28 branch camps, 3 hospitals, 1 ISU, 2 internment locations, and 5 cemeteries in NY. 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.

For more information about these camps, please see:
Fort Drum Cemetery
Long Island Cemetery
Woodland Cemetery

GenTracer POW Kathy Kirkpatrick

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