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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 Oklahoma during World War II included:

•Alva (Camp), Woods County, OK (base camp)
•Bordon General Hospital, Chickasha, Grady County, OK (base camp)
•Glennan (James D.) General Hospital (PWC), Okmulgee, Okmulgee County, OK (base camp) (see POW General Hospital #1)
Gruber (Camp), near Muskogee, Muskogee County, OK (base camp)
•Madill POW Camp, Madill, Marshall County, OK
McAlester (Camp), McAlester, Pittsburg County, OK (base camp)
•POW General Hospital #1, Okmulgee, Okmulgee County, OK (see Glennan, OK)
•Pryor (Camp), Pryor, Mayes County, OK (base camp)
Reno (Fort), near El Reno, Canadian County, OK (base camp)
•Sill (Fort), near Lawton, Comanche County, OK (base camp)
Tonkawa, Kay County, OK (base camp)

Enemy alien internment camps:
•McAlester (Camp), McAlester, Pittsburg County, OK (German, Italian, and Japanese)
•Sill (Fort), near Lawton, Comanche County, OK (German, Japanese)
•Stringtown, Atoka County, OK (German, Italian, Japanese, and Misc.)

•Camp Gruber, OK (transferred to Ft. Sam Houston in TX after February 1947)
Fort Reno Post Cemetery, Ft. Reno, OK (The Fort Reno Post Cemetery contains POWs who died in OK and AR.)
•Fort Sill Post Cemetery, Ft. Sill, OK, now Fort Sill National Cemetery
•Prisoner of War Cemetery (Calvary Cemetery), McAlester, OK, a Catholic facility

The Fort Reno National Cemetery contains POWs who died in OK and AR.

There were 11 base camps, 22 branch camps, 3 hospitals, 3 internment locations, and 4 cemeteries in OK. 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:

Historic Fort Reno
Fort Reno Cemetery
Fort Sill Cemetery
McAlester Cemetery

GenTracer POW Kathy Kirkpatrick

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