Trish Long: County Coliseum, other si...

Trish Long: County Coliseum, other sites in El Paso area held WWII POWs

There are 3 comments on the El Paso Times story from Feb 4, 2011, titled Trish Long: County Coliseum, other sites in El Paso area held WWII POWs. In it, El Paso Times reports that:

Airmen from the German Air Defense School at Fort Bliss stood at attention as they honored those who have died in all wars during a German Day of National Mourning at the Fort Bliss National Cemetery in this 2002 file photo.

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Native El Pasoan

Alto, NM

#1 Feb 5, 2011
Ft. Stanton - close to Ruidoso, NM in Lincoln County - has a very interesting and unique history concerning German prisoners who were captured either before 1941 or in the first war years. They lived in a compound at the defunct fort, built their own swimming pool and bowling alley, raised some of their own food, etc.
gary reeves

AOL

#3 Mar 16, 2011
Found an original FBI poster sent to a Constable in Buckeye Arizona with pictures of two escaped prisoners of war Italians named Giuseppe Del Fabbro and Sirio Bologna in July 4,1944 from a work camp at Fabens! Do you know any other informatiom on the escape? Thanks Gary Reeves in Lewisville, Texas
BRUCE JAY SMITH

Philadelphia, PA

#4 Apr 11, 2011
I was told years ago by MR CASTRO area resident that the camp in Anthony NM held Italian P O Ws . AS they passed by in trucks to do farm labor, the local boys would yell calling them "JERRIES" not knowing the difference, Local girls would smile and the P O Ws would smile, wave etc.. Some of the camp bldgs were reused for a school in this small Mexican/American Town.

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