WW II POW Corner of Ft. Douglas Cemetery
Italian POW Rosters in US
POWs in the US
POW Death Index in US
UT POW CD
POW Photos in US
POW and ISU Camps and Hospitals in US
ISU Units and Installations in US
NARA POW Archives
During WWII, over 15,000 prisoners of war were sent to Utah (Allan Kent Powell, "Splinters of a Nation: German Prisoners of War in Utah"), out of the over 425,000 prisoners of war in the United States.
I've been collecting information on the experiences of these prisoners and the community members who came into contact with them. A non-profit organization called "TRACES of 400,000: Museum, Archive, Culture, Conference and Activities Project" has similar goals concerning all of these WWII Prisoners of War in the US. I spoke about World War II Italian Prisoners of War in Utah at the second international TRACES (http://www.traces.org) conference on May 31, 2003. A copy of that presentation is available through the email link below.
During WW I, German Prisoners of War were held at Fort Douglas in Utah. The 21 men identified as POWs who died during that time are buried at Fort Douglas Military Cemetery. Only two of them were POWs while the other 19 were Enemy Aliens imprisoned at the same location.
A listing of all Prisoners of War who died in the US during World War II can be found at www.gentracer.org/powdeathindex.html.
All of the World War II Prisoners of War who died in Utah are buried at Fort Douglas Military Cemetery in Salt Lake City. A list of these men follows, along with some of the other POWs held in Utah. Their death certificates can be obtained through my email link below.
CDs containing the national rosters for Italian Prisoners of War held in the continental US on 31 March 1945 are available through POW CD.
A PowerPoint Presentation on the Prisoners of War in Utah During World War II, complete with over 70 photos is available on CD through Utah POW CD.
Their names have links to pages with more information on each man.
Links to other sites about Prisoners of War in Utah include: