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POW Camps in Georgia

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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 Georgia during World War II included:

•Battey (Robert) General Hospital, Rome, Floyd County, GA (branch camp under Oglethorpe, GA)
Benning (Fort Henry L.), Columbus, Muscogee and Chattahoochee Counties, GA (base camp)
•Benning (Fort) Regional Hospital, Columbus, Muscogee and Chattahoochee Counties, GA
Finney (John M. T.) General Hospital, Thomasville, Thomas County, GA
•Gordon (Fort John B.), Augusta, Richmond County, GA (base camp)
•Lawson General Hospital, Atlanta, Fulton County, GA
•Oglethorpe (Fort), Catoosa County, GA (base camp)
•Oliver General Hospital, Richmond County, Augusta, Richland County, GA
Stewart (Camp), near Hinesville, Liberty County, GA (base camp)
•Stewart (Camp) Regional Hospital, near Hinesville, Liberty County, GA
Wheeler (Camp), Macon, Bibb County, GA (base camp)

Enemy alien internment camps:
•Oglethorpe (Fort), Catloosa County, GA (alien internment camp during summer 1942) (German)
•Screven (Fort) INS Detention Facility, GA (German, Italian)

•Prisoner of War Cemetery, Camp Gordon, GA, now Fort Gordon, an active military installation.
•Fort Benning Post Cemetery, Ft. Benning, GA, an active military installation.

There were 5 base camps, 37 branch camps, 7 hospitals, 2 internment locations, and 2 cemeteries in GA. 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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