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POW Camps in New Mexico

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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 New Mexico during World War II included:

•Bruns General Hospital, Santa Fe, Santa Fe County, NM
•Lordsburg (Camp), Lordsburg, Hidalgo County, NM (base camp)
•Roswell (Camp), Chaves County, NM (base camp)

Enemy alien internment camps:
Lordsburg (Camp), Lordsburg, Hidalgo County, NM (German, held Japanese from July 1942 to July 1943)
•Roswell (Camp), Chaves County, NM (German and Japanese)
•Santa Fe, Santa Fe County, NM (Japanese)
•Stanton (Fort), Lincoln County, NM (German and Japanese)

•Camp Lordsburg, NM (transferred to Ft. Bliss, TX in April 1946)
•Camp Roswell, NM (transferred to Ft. Bliss, TX in April 1946)

There were 3 base camps, 19 branch camps, 1 hospital, 2 internment locations, and 2 cemeteries in NM. 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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