Aliceville Prisoner of War Camp

Aliceville Prisoner of War Camp (HM1QRF)

Location: Aliceville, AL 35442 Pickens County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 7.032', W 88° 10.409'

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1942 - 1945

During World War II, the United States Army interned 6,000 German prisoners of war here on a 400 acre site, employing 1,000 American military and civilian personnel. Major Karl H. Shriver commanded Corps of Engineers forces which began construction in August, 1942. Activated Dec. 12, 1942. First prisoners, from Gen. Erwin Rommel's Africa Korps, arrived by Frisco Railroad June 2, 1943. Camp first commanded by Col. F. A. Prince, later by Col. R. S. Grier. 400 frame buildings: barracks, hospital, bakeries, chapels, greenhouse, theaters; water and sewer systems, fire department, amphitheater, sports fields, gardens. Barbed wire compound with guard towers. 2 prisoners killed attempting to escape. Deactivated Sept. 30, 1945.
Year Placed1989
Placed ByAliceville Rotary Club and the Alabama Historical Association
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Date Added Saturday, February 20th, 2016 at 1:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 390520 N 3664892
Decimal Degrees33.11720000, -88.17348333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 7.032', W 88° 10.409'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 7' 1.92" N, 88° 10' 24.54" W
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Area Code(s)205
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Memorial Dr, Aliceville AL 35442, US
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