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From the Archives

 Branch Camps

Owatonna, MN


POW Housing: The Home of Former State Senator T. Cashman

Open: March 23rd, 1944 - 21st Dec. 1945

Work: Farm Labor, Canning, Plant Nursery

Commanding Officers: 1st Lt. Basil W. Poytner Jr.

Number of POW: 277 men (As of Sept. 1945)

Unique Occurrences: POWs resided in the House of a former Senator until it burned down, leading to the closing of the camp

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