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POW Camps in Alabama

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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 Alabama during World War II included:

Aliceville (Camp), Pickens County, AL (base camp)
McClellan (Fort George B.), near Anniston, Calhoun County, AL (base camp)
Opelika (Camp), Opelika, Lee County, AL (base camp)
Rucker (Camp), Dale County, AL (base camp)

Aliceville, AL
Fort McClellan, AL. The military installation has closed. The cemetery is now in the care of the VA National Cemetery Administration. Details from Italian Col. Antonio Lotito. (link thanks to Marianne Venegoni)

There were 4 base camps, 21 branch camps, 1 hospital, and 2 cemeteries in AL. More information in my 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 McClellan Cemetery

GenTracer POW Kathy Kirkpatrick

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