GenTracer
Professional Researchers Tracing YOUR Genealogy

POW Camps in Pennsylvania

Italian POW Rosters in US POWs in the US POW Death Index in US WWII
UT POW CD POW Photos in US POW and ISU Camps and Hospitals in US Genealogical Research
ISU Units and Installations in US Cemeteries NARA POW Archives Publications
POW Links Researcher WWII Links POW Research

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 Pennsylvania during World War II included:

•Carlisle Barracks (Camp), Carlisle, Cumberland County, PA (base camp)
•Forest City, Susquehanna County, PA (base camp)
Indiantown Gap Military Reservation (Fort), Lebanon County, PA (base camp)
•League Island Navy Yard, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, PA (base camp)
•Letterkenny Ordinance Depot, Chambersburg, Franklin County, PA (base camp)
•Model Farms, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, PA (base camp)
•New Cumberland Army Service Forces Depot, New Cumberland, Cumberland County, PA (base camp)
•Olmstead Field, Middletown, Dauphin County, PA, (base camp)
•Philadelphia Navy Yard, Philadelphia County, PA (base camp)
•Reynolds (Camp), near Pittsburgh, Mercer County, PA (base camp)
•Tobyhanna Military Reservation, near Tobyhanna, Monroe County, PA (base camp)
•Valley Forge General Hospital, Phoenixville, Chester County, PA (base camp)

Enemy alien internment camp:
•Bedford Springs Hotel (now Omni Bedford Springs Resort), Bedford County, PA (Japanese)

There were 12 base camps, 18 branch camps, 1 prison, and 1 internment location in PA. 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


GenTracer POW Kathy Kirkpatrick

e-mail
© Kathy Kirkpatrick 2003-2013