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POW Camps in Arkansas

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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).

Wynne, AR link courtesy of Bridget Hart.

The POW Camps in Arkansas during World War II included:

Army & Navy General Hospital, Hot Springs, Garland County, AR, now Hot Springs National Park
•Chaffee (Camp Adna R.), Ft. Smith, Sebastian County, AR (base camp), called Fort Chaffee since 1956, now Arkansas Army National Guard
•Dermott (Camp), Dermott, Chicot County, AR (base camp)
•Jerome, Drew County, AR (base camp), Japanese internment camp from October of 1942 to June of 1944. Became a German POW camp in October 1944.
Monticello (Camp), Monticello, Drew County, AR (base camp)
Pine Bluff Arsenal, near Pine Bluff, Jefferson County, AR, now used by the US Army Corp of Engineers
Robinson (Camp Joseph T.), North Little Rock, Pulaski County, AR (base camp)

Enemy alien internment camps:
•Chaffee (Camp Adna R.), Ft. Smith, Sebastian County, AR (German)
Jerome Relocation Center, Chicot and Drew County, AR (held Japanese civilians from October of 1942 to June of 1944.)
Rohwer, Desha County, AR (held Japanese civilians from September 1942 to November 1944. Only the cemetery remains.)

•Camp Monticello, AR (transferred to Fort Reno POW Cemetery in OK before February 1947)
•Hot Springs Cemetery, AR (23 WWI German burials tranferrered to Chattanooga National Cemetery in TN)
•Prisoner of War Cemetery, Camp Chaffee, AR (transferred to Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in TX after February 1947)
•Prisoner of War Camp, Camp Joseph T. Robinson, AR (transferred to Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in TX after February 1947)

There were 7 base camps, 31 branch camps, 1 hospital, 3 internment locations, and 4 cemeteries in AR. 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.

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