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POW Camps in Maryland

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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 Maryland during World War II included:

Edgewood Arsenal (Chemical Warfare Center), Gunpowder, Baltimore County, MD (base camp)
Holabird Signal Depot, Baltimore, Baltimore County, MD (base camp)
Hunt (Fort), Sheridan Point, Calvert County, MD (base camp)
Meade (Fort George G.), near Odenton, Anne Arundel County, MD (base camp)
Somerset (Camp), Westover, Somerset County, MD (base camp)

Enemy alien internment camp:
Howard (Fort), Baltimore County, MD (German, Italian)
Meade (Fort George G.), near Odenton, Anne Arundel County, MD (held German, Italian, Japanese and Misc. from June 1942 to December 1943)

Fort George G. Meade Post Cemetery, Ft. Geo. G. Meade, MD, active military installation.

There were 5 base camps, 15 branch camps, 2 internment locations, and 1 cemetery in MD. 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:
Fort George G. Meade Cemetery

GenTracer POW Kathy Kirkpatrick

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