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From the Archives

 Branch Camps

Wells, MN

Number:  24 

POW Housing: Old Hemp Mill North of Town

Open: June 13, 1945 - October 1945

Work:  Farm Labor, Canning, Field Drainage, and Eviscerating

Commanding Officers:  Lt. W.P. Schmiedeberg

Number of POW:  405 men (As of Sept. 1945)

Unique Occurrences: POWs were sent to work with out a guard; Italians and Germans working out of the same camp

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