Camp Fannin Internment Camp

Camp Fannin Internment Camp (HM1567)

Location: Tyler, TX 75708 Smith County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 25.794', W 95° 11.746'

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World War II P.O.W. Camp

Camp Fannin was also the site of an internment camp, with the first prisoners of war (POWs) from Germany's Afrika Korps arriving in Oct. 1943. BY early 1944, the military designated the site a POW base camp that administered a number of smaller branch camps in East Texas. As a result of a home front wartime manpower scarcity, upon the request of local representatives, the War Department allowed the use of POW labor in forestry and agriculture in East Texas. During its existence, the camp efficiently processed many thousands of POWs and held more than 1,000 at this location. After repatriating the POWs, the camp closed on May 10, 1946. Texas in WW II Property of the State of Texas
HM NumberHM1567
Marker Number14566
Year Placed2008
Placed ByTexas in WW II ,Property of the State of Texas
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Date Added Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 9:37am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 293550 N 3590210
Decimal Degrees32.42990000, -95.19576667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 25.794', W 95° 11.746'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 25' 47.64" N, 95° 11' 44.76" W
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Area Code(s)903
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 12699 County Rd 3177, Tyler TX 75708, US
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