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From the Archives

 Branch Camps

Eldora, IA

Number:  13

POW Housing:  Hardin County Fairgrounds, former CCC Buildings 

Open:  August 10th 1944 - Nov. 1945

Work:  Farm Labor, Canning, Plant Nursery, Miscellaneous industry, brick and tile

Commanding Officers:  1st Lt. Joseph Schwarakopf, Capt. HW Kreger, Capt. Charles Lawyer

Number of POW:  314 men (As of Sept. 1945)

Unique Occurrences:  Christmas Celebrations

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