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This list of Prisoner of War Camps, Italian Service Unit Camps, and Prisoner of War Hospitals is still being developed with new locations added as we work through the weekly reports located on NARA microfilm #66-538 (population lists June 1942-June 1946).

Ogden ASF Depot was later known as Defense Depot Ogden. POWs were kept at this location to assist with the warehouses supplying U.S. Forces around the world as well as assisting with local agricultural activities. By the end of the war, they housed separate compounds for both Italian and German POWs.

The POW Camp at Ogden (UT) during World War II was a base camp over the following branch camps:
Logan, UT (branch camp under Ogden ASF Depot)
Orem, UT (branch camp under Ogden ASF Depot)
Salina, UT (branch camp under Ogden ASF Depot)
Tremonton, UT (branch camp under Ogden ASF Depot)

POWs held at Ogden ASF Depot:

Carmelo Alvaro (#8WI 7839, sol, inf, b. 1915 in Sinopoli (RC)) was imprisoned at Ogden Depot in June 1944.

Armando Arfe (#7WI 39790, ten, FA, b. 1918 in Naples) was imprisoned at Ogden Depot in June 1944. Assigned to Weingarten in July 1945.

Corrado Asciutti (b. 1921 at Chiaravalle (AN)) was imprisoned at Ogden Depot in June 1944.

Antonino Bambina (#4WI 11013, sol, inf, b. 1908 at Alcamo (TP)) was imprisoned at Ogden Depot in June 1944.

Cesare Borzacchiello (#4WI 38064, sol, FA, b. 1920 at Cesi) was imprisoned at Ogden Depot in June 1944.

Michele Brandi (#8WI 30510, sol, QMC, b. 1921 at Bitonto (BA)) was imprisoned at Ogden Depot in June 1944.

Riccardo Brovedani (#NAT 28481, sol, inf, b. 1923 at Trieste) was imprisoned at Ogden Depot in June 1944.

Gaetano Capasso (#115233, sol, FA, b. 1916 at Frattamaggiore (NA)) was imprisoned at Ogden Depot in June 1944.

Giuseppe Capasso (#189380, cp mg, b. 1916 at Adella di Napoli (NA)) was imprisoned at Ogden Depot in June 1944.

Raffaele Capasso (#37978, sol, inf, b. 1920 at Frattamaggiore (NA)) was imprisoned at Ogden Depot in June 1944.

Eugenio Cataldi (#T 68616, cp AC) was imprisoned at Ogden Depot in October 1943.

Bruno Chelli (#NAT 1411, cp, NAV, b. 1920 at Leghorn) was imprisoned at Ogden Depot in June 1944. Later in Co. 7 at Monticello.

Mario Ciccarelli (#T 75213, sol, inf) was imprisoned at Ogden Depot in October 1943.

Domenico Cocco (#T 337726, sol, CE, b. 1921 at Scafati (SA)) was imprisoned at Ogden Depot in June 1944.

Agostino Colucci (#148892, sol, inf, b. 1920 at Crispiano (TA)) was imprisoned at Ogden Depot in June 1944.

Filippo Corso was imprisoned at Ogden Depot in October 1943.

Antonio Covajes (b. 1915 at Palermo (PA)) was imprisoned at Ogden Depot in June 1944.

Mario Criscuolo was imprisoned at Ogden Depot in October 1943.

Gennaro Curci (b. 1921 at Barletta (BA)) was imprisoned at Ogden Depot in June 1944.

Pietro Cuttoni was imprisoned at Ogden Depot in October 1943.

Damaizzi was imprisoned at Ogden Depot in May 1944.

Salvatore D'Angelo (b. 1924 at Maddaloni (NA)) was imprisoned at Ogden Depot in June 1944.

Sabino De Berardinis was imprisoned at Ogden Depot in October 1943.

Domenico De Gregorio (b. 1917 at Palermo (PA)) was imprisoned at Ogden Depot in June 1944.

Massimo Dell'Aquila (b. 1914 at Bari (BA)) was imprisoned at Ogden Depot in June 1944.

Pasquale De Marco was imprisoned at Ogden Depot in October 1943.

Mario, De Miccio (b. 1912 at Barra (NA)) was imprisoned at Ogden Depot in June 1944.

Armando De Simone (b. 1922 at Palermo (PA)) was imprisoned at Ogden Depot in June 1944.

Giuseppe De Simone (b. 1921 at San Felice a Cancello (NA)) was imprisoned at Ogden Depot in June 1944.

Giuseppe Di Gregorio (b. 1921 at Catania (CT)) was imprisoned at Ogden Depot in June 1944.

Angelo Di Paolo was imprisoned at Ogden Depot in October 1943.

Giacomo Di Sarno (b. 1920 at Ponticelli (NA)) was imprisoned at Ogden Depot in June 1944.

Giovanni D'Onofrio(b. 1920 at Rotondi (AV)) was imprisoned at Ogden Depot in June 1944. The photo below was submitted by Vincent, Orazio, and Janice D'Onofrio, Giovanni's children. The third standing gentlemen from the left is Giovanni.


Michele Duraccio (b. 1917 at San Giuseppe Vesuviano (NA)) was imprisoned at Ogden Depot in June 1944.

Domenico Fasciano (b. 1919 at Canosa (BA)) was imprisoned at Ogden Depot in June 1944.

Salvatore Fiore was imprisoned at Ogden Depot in October 1943.

Francesco Forte (b. 1920 at Acri (CS)) was imprisoned at Ogden Depot in June 1944.

Eduardo Gambardella was imprisoned at Ogden Depot in October 1943.

Joe Giordana was imprisoned at Ogden Depot and returned to Ogden after the war after marrying a girl he met while a POW.

Josef Hladky, an Austrian, was elected by the POWs to be spokesman for the Ogden compound in 1945.

Gennaro Iannello was imprisoned at Ogden Depot in October 1943.

Giuseppe Illuminato (b. 1925 at Palmi (RC)) was imprisoned at Ogden Depot in June 1944.

Alfredo Imbriglio was imprisoned at Ogden Depot in October 1943.

Antonio Iorio (b. 1916 at Gallo di Comisiano (NA)) was imprisoned at Ogden Depot in June 1944.

Giuseppe LaBella was imprisoned at Ogden Depot in October 1943.

Nicola Lacorcia (b. Pedoli di Potenza (PT)) was imprisoned at Ogden Depot in July 1944.

Fedele Lanza (#89907) was imprisoned at Ogden Depot in November 1943.

Nunzio Leone was court martialed at Ogden Depot in June 1944.

Adolfo Loberto was imprisoned at Ogden Depot in October 1943.

Donato Lombardi was imprisoned at Ogden Depot in October 1943.

Wilson Longo (named for Woodrow Wilson) was born and died in Bellosguardo in Salerno province (1919-2002). He was imprisoned in Utah. His cousin, Barbara Florio provided this information and his photo.


Rosario Lostumbo was imprisoned at Ogden Depot in October 1943.

Rizieri Luperi was imprisoned at Ogden Depot in October 1943.

Luigi Macri was imprisoned at Ogden Depot in October 1943.

Rommaso Maddaloni was imprisoned at Ogden Depot in October 1943.

Salvatore Magri was imprisoned at Ogden Depot in October 1943.

Michele Marinelli was imprisoned at Ogden Depot in October 1943.

Marini gained 54 pounds while imprisoned at Ogden Depot.

Francesco Martino (b. 11 Aug. 1919 at Cartino (FG)) captured in N. Africa by the british in 1941. Transferred to the Americans in 1943. Was a cook in the Italian Army and as a POW. Imprisoned in TX, OK, NE, CO, SD and Ogden (UT). Joined ISU, enabling him to repatriate early in 1946. Out-processed through Hann (CA) and transported to Hampton Roads (VA) for the ship home. While in VA, he was visited by his brother who had been living in NJ since 1923. Once home, he married and had two children before emigrating to the US in 1956. This information was provided by his daughter, Maria Pisani.

Francesco Martoccia (b. 1923 at Garaguso (MT)) was imprisoned at Ogden Depot in June 1944.

Giovanni Martorana (b. 1923 at Tunis (Tunisia)) was imprisoned at Ogden Depot in June 1944.

Gennaro Matarese was imprisoned at Ogden Depot in October 1943.

Gaspare Megna (b. 1922 at Tunis (Tunisia)), brother to Nicola, was imprisoned at Ogden Depot in June 1944.

Nicola Megna (b. 1924 at Tunis (Tunisia)), brother to Gaspare, was imprisoned at Ogden Depot in June 1944.

Luigi Meo (b. 1920 at Ponticelli (NA)) was imprisoned at Ogden Depot in June 1944.

Carmine Messina was imprisoned at Ogden Depot in October 1943.

Giuseppe Miccoli was imprisoned at Ogden Depot in October 1943.

Gene Miconi was imprisoned at Ogden Depot from November 1943 to the summer of 1946. He served in the Italian Army from 1939 at the Italian-French border and was sent to North Africa in 1941. He was captured by Australian soldiers at Tobruck and transferred to English, then American custody. He was imprisoned in Egypt and South Africa before being sent to Ogden. He returned to Ogden after the war after marrying a girl he met while a POW. He established a tile-laying business in Ogden which is still run by his sons.

Giorgio Millitrano was imprisoned at Ogden Depot in October 1943.

Domenico Mizzi was imprisoned at Ogden Depot in October 1943.

Agostino Montalto was imprisoned at Ogden Depot in October 1943.

Antonio Montana was imprisoned at Ogden Depot in October 1943.

Antonio Montano was also imprisoned at Ogden Depot in October 1943.

Gesauldo Montaudo was imprisoned at Ogden Depot in October 1943.

Johann Mueller died on 1 October 1973. POW in Ogden, Utah.

Domenico Nanfria (b. 1906 at Castelvetrano (TP)) was imprisoned at Ogden Depot in June 1944.

Eugenio Natalizio (b. 1922 at Rende (CS)) was imprisoned at Ogden Depot in June 1944.

Erminio Orfello was imprisoned at Ogden Depot in October 1943.

Vincenzo Orlando was imprisoned at Ogden Depot in October 1943.

Vincenzo Pace was imprisoned at Ogden Depot in October 1943.

Alfonso Panunzio was imprisoned at Ogden Depot in October 1943.

Guido Pappalardo (b. 1913 at Pastena (SA)) was imprisoned at Ogden Depot in June 1944.

Giuseppe Parisi was imprisoned at Ogden Depot in October 1943.

Giuseppe Piazza was imprisoned at Ogden Depot in October 1943.

Antonio Pisano (Captain) was imprisoned at Ogden Depot in July 1944.

Domenico Pizzi (b. 1918 at Condufuri (RC)) was imprisoned at Ogden Depot in June 1944.

Pasquale Pratico (b. 1923 at Archi (RC)) was imprisoned at Ogden Depot in June 1944.

Salvatore Puglisi(b. 1914 at Tunis (Tunisia)) was imprisoned at Ogden Depot in June 1944.

Ruggerio Purin was imprisoned at Ogden Depot. He served in the Italian Army and was captured in Tunisia in June 1943. He was imprisoned in a few camps in the US before being sent to Hill Field. He returned to Ogden after the war after marrying a girl he met while a POW.

Francesco Quadrone (b. 1924 at Montfleury (Tunisia)) was imprisoned at Ogden Depot in June 1944.

Giuseppe Raffa (b. 1921 at Siracusa (SR)) was imprisoned at Ogden Depot in June 1944.

Giuseppe Revelli was imprisoned at Ogden Depot in October 1943.

Vincenzo Ricci (b. 1916 at Napoli (NA)) was imprisoned at Ogden Depot in June 1944.

Mario Saggese was imprisoned at Ogden Depot in 1945. He saved a farwell note that can be found here. This note is courtesy of Lois Berry, daughter of Mario Saggese.

Carlo Selmi was a member of the ISU band. Photos courtesy of his son Andrea.



Ciro Tarallo (b. 1923 at Cremano (NA)) was imprisoned at Ogden Depot in June 1944.

Biagio Tinirello was imprisoned at Ogden Depot in October 1943.

Francesco Trocchia (b. 1920 at San Giuseppe Vesuviano (NA)) was imprisoned at Ogden Depot in June 1944.

Filippo Turone (b. 1913 at Mazzarino (CL)) was imprisoned at Ogden Depot in June 1944.

Michele Valenti (b. 1916 at Tunis (Tunisia)) was imprisoned at Ogden Depot in June 1944.

Vincenzo Verdicchio (b. 1917 at San Felice a Cancello (NA)) was imprisoned at Ogden Depot in June 1944.

Frederick Weber was imprisoned at Ogden Depot and returned to live in Salt Lake City after the war. After serving in the German Army in Russia, and Tunisia. He was captured and imprisoned in Algeria and Scotland before a ship took him to NJ and then a passenger train car delivered him to Muskogee, OK. He was later moved to TX, AZ, and CA before arriving in Ogden.

Giuseppe Zacheria was court martialed at Ogden Depot in June 1944.

Domenico Zito (b. 1921 at Noci (BA)) was imprisoned at Ogden Depot in June 1944.

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.

Links to other sites about Prisoners of War in Utah include:
German Prisoners of War in Utah Photos
Italian Prisoners of War in Utah Photos
Italian Service Unit in Utah Photos
POW Camps in Utah
Utah POWs
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