Tonkawa residents to dedicate POW camp next month
Monday, June 24th 2002, 12:00 am
By: News On 6
(Tonkawa-AP) -- A group of Tonkawa residents is putting a historical marker at the spot where German prisoners were held in 1943.
A dedication ceremony for the POW camp is planned for July Fourth.
Historians say about three thousand German prisoners were held at the camp more than a half-century ago.
Prisoners were sent to the hastily constructed prisoner of war camp after the Germans surrendered in May 1943.
The camp is just off U-S Highway 60.
Other P-O-W camps in Oklahoma were in Alva, McAlester, Fort Reno, Fort Sill, Camp Gruber, Stringtown and Pryor.