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Place of Burial (in the United States): A total of 90 U.S. Military and POW cemeteries are listed, derived from 59 pages of POW deaths in America compiled by the Office of the Quartermaster General of the US Army and dated 10 August 1946 and revised at a later date (probably February 1947 to show the changes in grave locations necessary for permanent location at a government installation). A copy of this cover letter can be seen at www.gentracer.org/gravelocationsletter.html. The index is being merged with current lists from each cemetery listed, as well as additional documents found in the National Archives in College Park, MD. WWI entries are incorporated in with WWII entries for a more complete listing.

Some locations have undergone name changes (Camp to Fort), while some cemeteries have changed status to National Cemeteries. Locations are listed with past and current names. State links lead to lists of POW camps, cemeteries and hospitals in each state.

The German soldiers in the index at www.gentracer.org/powdeathindex.html were generously indexed by John Movius of the Continental European Family History Association.

POW burial locations:

Alaska
Ft. Richardson, AK (235 Japanese burials), now Fort Richardson National Cemetery

Alabama
Aliceville, AL (transferred to Fort McCellan, AL)
Prisoner of War Cemetery, Ft. McClellan, AL (p. 29, p. 30, p. 31), although the military installation has closed, the cemetery remains at this location.

Arizona
Camp Florence, AZ (transferred to Ft. Bliss, TX in June 1946)

Arkansas
Camp Monticello, AR (transferred to Ft. Reno Nat'l Cem. in OK before February 1947)
Hot Springs Cemetery, AR (23 WWI German burials tranferred to Chattanooga National Cemetery in TN)
Prisoner of War Cemetery, Camp Chaffee, AR (p. 4, p. 5) (transferred to Ft. Sam Houston Nat'l Cem. in TX after February 1947)
Prisoner of War Camp, Camp Joseph T. Robinson, AR (p. 7) (transferred to Ft. Sam Houston Nat'l Cem. in TX after February 1947)

California
Benicia Arsenal Post Cemetery, Benicia, CA (p. 1), now under the care of the National Park Service.
Prisoner of War Burial Plot, Camp Beale, CA (p. 2, p. 3) (transferred to Golden Gate Nat'l Cem. in CA)
Prisoner of War Cemetery, Camp Cooke, CA (p. 5) (transferred to Golden Gate Nat'l Cemetery, CA on 26th of November 1947)
Golden Gate National Cemetery, San Bruno, CA (p. 44) (The Golden Gate National Cemetery contains POWs who died in CA and ID.)
Presidio of Monterey Post Cemetery, Presidio of Monterey, CA (p. 51), still an active military installation.

Colorado
Camp Carson, CO
Fort Logan Post Cemetery, Ft. Logan, CO (p. 29), now Fort Logan National Cemetery.

Florida
Camp Blanding, FL (transferred to Fort Benning, GA)

Georgia
Prisoner of War Cemetery, Camp Gordon, GA (p. 6, p. 7), now Fort Gordon, an active military installation.
Fort Benning Post Cemetery, Ft. Benning, GA (p. 16, p. 17, p. 18A), an active military installation.

Hawaii
O'ahu Cemetery, Honolulu, HI, a civilian cemetery.
Schofield Barracks Cemetery, Honolulu, HI (4 Italian POWs are buried here), an active military installation.

Idaho
Prisoner of War Cemetery, Rupert, ID (p. 51A) (transferred to Golden Gate Nat'l Cem. in CA)

Illinois
Camp Grant, IL (two burials transferred to Camp Butler Nat'l Cem. in IL in June 1946)
Camp Butler National Cemetery, Springfield, IL (p. 3) (The Camp Butler National Cemetery contains POWs who died in IL, IN, NE and WI.)
Camp Ellis, IL (transferred to Ft. Sheridan, IL)
Fort Sheridan Post Cemetery, Ft. Sheridan, IL (p. 43), the Fort Sheridan Forest Preserve District maintains the cemetery.

Indiana
Prisoner of War Cemetery, Camp Atterbury, IN (p. 1, p. 2) (transferred to Camp Butler Nat'l Cem. in IL in June 1970)

Kansas
Fort Leavenworth (US Disciplinary Barracks), Ft Leavenworth, KS (p. 52), active military installation.
Fort Riley Post Cemetery, Ft. Riley, KS (p. 35, p. 36, p. 37, p. 38, p. 39), active military installation.

Kentucky
Prisoner of War Cemetery, Camp Breckinridge, KY (p. 3) (transferred to Ft. Knox in KY after February 1947)
Prisoner of War Cemetery, Camp Campbell, KY (p. 4) (transferred to Clarksville Base in KY after February 1947)
Fort Knox Post Cemetery (Annex for POW), Ft. Knox, KY (p. 28, p. 28A) (The Fort Knox National Cemetery contains POWs who died in KY and WV.), active military installation.

Louisiana
Camp Livingston, LA (transferred to Ft. Sam Houston in TX before February 1947)
Prisoner of War Cemetery, Camp Polk, LA (p. 8) (transferred to Ft. Sam Houston in TX after February 1947)
Alexandria National Cemetery, Alexandria, LA (p. 15)

Maryland
Fort George G. Meade Post Cemetery, Ft. Geo. G. Meade, MD (p. 26, p. 27, p. 28), active military installation.

Massachusetts
Fort Devens Post Cemetery, Ft. Devens, MA (p. 23, p. 24), an active military installation.

Michigan
Fort Custer Post Cemetery, Ft. Custer, MI (p. 21, p. 22, p. 23), now Fort Custer National Cemetery.

Mississippi
Camp Como, MS (transferred to Fort McClellan, AL)
Camp Shelby, MS (transferred to Fort Benning, GA)

Missouri
Fort Leonard Wood Post Cemetery, Ft. Leonard Wood, MO (p. 29), an active military installation.
Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, Jefferson Barracks, MO (p. 48)
Camp Weingarten, MO (5 Italian burials transferred to Jefferson Barracks Nat'l Cem. in MO on 10 October 1945)

Nebraska
Fort Robinson Post Cemetery, Ft. Robinson, NE (p. 39) (transferred to Camp Butler Nat'l Cem. in IL in July 1947)

New Jersey
Finnís Point National Cemetery, Finnís Point, NJ (p. 15, p. 16)

New Mexico
Camp Lordsburg, NM (transferred to Ft. Bliss, TX in April 1946)
Camp Roswell, NM (transferred to Ft. Bliss, TX in April 1946)

New York
Prisoner of War Cemetery, Pine Camp, NY (p. 14, p. 15), now Fort Drum, an active military installation.
Fort Niagara Post Cemetery, Ft. Niagara, NY (p. 31), now maintained by New York State Parks.
Long Island National Cemetery, Farmingdale, Nassau County, NY (p. 48, p. 49, p. 50, p. 51)
St. Peter's Cemetery, Glove Road, Staten Island, Richmond County, NY, a Catholic facility.
Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira, Chemung County, NY

North Carolina
Camp Butner Post Cemetery, Camp Butner, NC (p. 3, p. 4) (transferred to Chattanooga Nat'l Cem. in TN in 1947)
Fort Bragg Post Cemetery, Ft. Bragg, NC (p. 21), an active military installation.

Oklahoma
Prisoner of War Cemetery, Camp Gruber, OK (p. 7) (transferred to Ft. Sam Houston in TX after February 1947)
Prisoner of War Cemetery (Mount Calvary Cemetery), McAlester, OK (p. 14), a Catholic facility.
Fort Reno Post Cemetery, Ft. Reno, OK (p. 31, p. 32, p. 33, p. 34) (The Fort Reno Post Cemetery contains POWs who died in OK and AR.) In 1948 Fort Reno was transferred to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which in coordination with Oklahoma A&M College (later Oklahoma State University) established a Livestock and Forage Research Center there that same year.
Fort Sill Post Cemetery, Ft. Sill, OK (p. 44), now Fort Sill National Cemetery.

Oregon
Camp White, OR (2 German burials transferred to Vancouver Barracks Post Cemetery, WA)

South Carolina
Beaufort National Cemetery, Beaufort, SC (p. 15)

Tennessee
Chattanooga National Cemetery, Chattanooga, TN (p. 9, p. 10, p. 11, p. 12, p. 13, p. 14) (The Chattanooga National Cemetery contains WWII POWs who died in TN and NC as well as 78 WWI POW burials.)
Crossville, TN (94 German burials transferred to Chattanooga Nat'l Cem. in TN before February 1947)
Forrest, TN (tranferred to Chattanooga Nat'l Cem. in TN)

Texas
Camp Bowie (Prisoner of War Cemetery), TX (p. 3) (transferred to Fort Sam Houston Nat'l Cem. in TX)
Camp Brady, TX (transferred to Fort Sam Houston Nat'l Cem.)
Camp Fannin, TX (5 German burials transferred to Alexandria Nat'l Cem. in LA in February 1946)
Camp Hearne, TX (transferred to Fort Sam Houston Nat'l Cem.)
Camp Hood (Prisoner of War Cemetery), TX (p. 8) (transferred to Fort Sam Houston Nat'l Cem. in TX)
Camp Howze, TX (transferred to Fort Reno, OK)
Camp Huntsville, TX (transferred to Fort Sam Houston Nat'l Cem.)
Camp Maxey (Prisoner of War Cemetery), TX (p. 8) (transferred to Fort Sam Houston Nat'l Cem. in TX)
Camp McLean, TX (transferred to Fort Reno, OK)
Camp Mexia, TX (transferred to Fort Sam Houston Nat'l Cem.)
Camp Swift (Prisoner of War Cemetery), TX (p. 9) (transferred to Fort Sam Houston Nat'l Cem. in TX)
Camp Wolters, TX (transferred to Fort Sam Houston Nat'l Cem.)
Dodd Field, TX (9 Italian burials transferred to Ft. Sam Houston in TX before February 1947)
Fort Bliss National Cemetery, Ft. Bliss, TX (p. 18, p. 19, p. 20, p. 21) (The Fort Bliss National Cemetery contains POWs who died in TX and AZ, and NM.)
Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, Ft. Sam Houston, TX (p. 39, p. 40, p. 41, p. 42, p. 43) (The Sam Houston National Cemetery contains POWs who died in TX and OK, AR, and LA.)
Hereford POW Chapel, Hereford, TX (5 Italian burials transferred to Fort Reno, OK in 1947.)

Utah
Fort Douglas Post Cemetery, Salt Lake City, UT (p. 24, p. 25, p. 26), plus 21 WWI POW/alien burials, still a Federal property.

Virginia
Arlington National Cemetery, Ft. Myer, VA (p. 15)
Hampton National Cemetery, Hampton, VA (p. 44, p. 45, p. 46, p. 47, p. 48)

Washington
Fort Lawton Post Cemetery, Ft. Lawton, WA (p. 29), now part of Discovery Park in the City of Seattle.
Fort Lewis Post Cemetery, Ft. Lewis, WA (p. 29), an active military installation.
Vancouver Barracks Post Cemetery, Vancouver Barracks, WA (p. 52), still Federal land.

West Virginia
Ashford General Hospital, WV (p. 1) (transferred to Ft. Knox in KY)

Wisconsin
Camp McCoy Post Cemetery, Camp McCoy, WI (p. 8) (transferred to Camp Butler Nat'l Cem. in IL in June 1947). However, the Japanese POW cremations remain at this active military installation.

Wyoming
Fort Francis E. Warren Post Cemetery, Ft. F.E. Warren, WY (p. 26), an active military installation.


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