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POW Camps in Louisiana

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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 Louisiana during World War II included:

•Claibourne (Camp William C. C.), Forest Hill, Rapides Parish, LA (base camp)
•LaGarde (Louis A.) General Hospital, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA
•Livingston (Camp Robert R.), Rapides & Grant Parish, LA (base camp)
•New Orleans Port of Embarkation, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA (base camp)
•Plauche (Camp), New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA (base camp)
•Polk (Camp), near Leesville, Vernon Parish, LA (base camp)
•Ruston (Camp), Ruston, Lincoln Parish, LA (base camp)

Enemy alien internment camp:
•Algiers INS Detention Facility, LA (German, Italians)
•Livingston (Camp Robert R.), Rapides & Grant Parish, LA (Japanese)
•New Orleans INS Detention Facility, LA (German, Italians)

Cemeteries:
Alexandria National Cemetery, Alexandria, Rapides County, LA
•Camp Livingston, LA (transferred to Ft. Sam Houston in TX before February 1947)
•Camp Polk, LA (transferred to Ft. Sam Houston in TX after February 1947)

There were 7 base camps, 45 branch camps, 1 ISU, 3 internment locations, and 3 cemeteries in LA. 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.

For more information about these camps, please see:

www.globalsecurity.org
www.volksbund.de
www.kriegsgefangen.de
www.denkmalprojekt.org
www.weltkriegsopfer.de


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