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German POWs on the farm, Houlton, ca. 1945

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German POWs on the farm, Houlton, ca. 1945

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In 1944 a major part of the Houlton Army Air Base was made into Camp Houlton, a Prisoner of War (POW) internment camp. It was a violation of the Geneva Convention to force POWs to work but they could volunteer to work.

These prisoners were part of a potato picking crew.

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  • Title: German POWs on the farm, Houlton, ca. 1945
  • Creation Date: circa 1945
  • Subject Date: circa 1945
  • Town: Houlton
  • County: Aroostook
  • State: ME
  • Media: Catherine Bell Collection
  • Dimensions (cm): 5.3 x 7.8
  • Collection: Catherine Bell Collection
  • Object Type: Image

For more information about this item, contact:

Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum
109 Main Street, Houlton, ME 04730
207-532-6984

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