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Nebraska's POW Camps, who has been?

Started by ParanormalTrooper , Mar 20 2017 10:51 AM

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#1 ParanormalTrooper

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 10:51 AM

Hello! I'm thinking of driving out to Western Nebraska and visiting some of the WWII era POW camps this summer. Has anyone here ever gone to one? All thats left of most of em are the water towers, right? Still would be cool to go, maybe score a medal detecting permission.



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Posted 20 March 2017 - 07:23 PM

I haven't been yet, but do you have a copy of this book?

 

Nebraska POW Camps: A History of World War II Prisoners in the Heartland

https://www.amazon.c...d/dp/162619419X

 

Some of them are closer than you think as I recall.



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Posted 23 March 2017 - 03:42 PM

I have visited the places of former POW camps at Atlanta (outside Holdrege) and Fort Robinson. There are still the foundations of the buildings at Fort Robinson. There were several sub-camps, but those are all gone I believe. If you expand your adventure to include air fields and ammo facilities, then you can see period hangers and storage facilities, which are cool IMHO.




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