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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).

The POW Camps in Tennessee during World War II included:

•Crossville (Camp), Crossville, Cumberland County, TN (base camp)
Forrest (Camp Nathan B.), Tullahoma, Coffee and Franklin counties, TN (base camp)
•Forrest (Camp) Hospital, Tullahoma, Coffee and Franklin Counties, TN (see POW General Hospital #2, TN)
•Kennedy General Army Hospital, Memphis, Shelby County, TN
•Memphis ASF Depot, Memphis, Shelby County, TN (base camp)
•POW General Hospital #2, Camp Forrest, Coffee and Franklin Counties, TN (see Forrest Hospital, TN)
•Thayer General Hospital, Nashville, Davidson County, TN
•Tyson (Camp), Routon, Henry County, TN (base camp)

Enemy alien internment camps:
•Crossville (Camp), Crossville, Cumberland County, TN (German and Italian)
•Forrest (Camp), Tullahoma, Coffee and Franklin Counties, TN (German, Italian, Japanese, and Misc.)

Chattanooga National Cemetery, Chattanooga, TN (The Chattanooga National Cemetery contains WWII POWs who died in TN and NC as well as 78 WWI POW burials.)
•Crossville, TN (94 German burials transferred to Chattanooga Nat'l Cem. before February 1947)
•Forrest, TN (tranferred to Chattanooga Nat'l Cem. in TN)

There were 4 base camps, 7 branch camps, 4 hospitals, 2 internment locations, and 3 cemeteries in TN. 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:

Chattanooga National Cemetery

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