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Near Yountville in Napa County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Napa P.O.W. Camp

 
 
Napa P.O.W. Camp Marker image. Click for full size.
By Loren Wilson, September 17, 2016
1. Napa P.O.W. Camp Marker
Inscription. Napa P.O.W. Camp At the request of Great Britain, over 700 POW camps were built within the USA to help alleviate the overcrowding of British camps. On August 14, 1945, three months after Germany surrendered and the day before Japan surrendered, 250 prisoners were received at Camp Napa located on the Silverado Trail just north of Yountville. This was a branch facility of Camp Beale. Prisoners performed labor on surrounding farms and were paid $.80 per day. Local citizens often attended social activities in camp. At war's end, most prisoners repatriated to Germany. Many returned to the USA to renew acquaintances with their former "employers", start families, launch new careers, and become citizens.
 
Erected 2016 by Sam Brannan Chapter #1004 E Clampus Vitus.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 38° 26.285′ N, 122° 20.94′ W. Marker is near Yountville, California, in Napa County. Marker is on Silverado Trail one mile north of Yountville Crossroad, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7292 Silverado Trail, Napa California 94599, Yountville CA 94599, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
Napa P.O.W. Camp Marker image. Click for full size.
By Loren Wilson, September 17, 2016
2. Napa P.O.W. Camp Marker
3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Yount’s Blockhouse (approx. 1.6 miles away); Good Indian Go Big Hill (approx. 2.2 miles away); Grave of George C. Yount (approx. 2.3 miles away); The Pioneer Christian Church Bell (approx. 2.4 miles away); Yountville (approx. 2.5 miles away); Yountville's First Fire House (approx. 2.5 miles away); Yountville Community Hall (approx. 2.6 miles away); Veterans Home of California (approx. 2.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Yountville.
 
Categories. War, World II
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Loren Wilson of Sebastopol, California. This page has been viewed 195 times since then and 5 times this year. Last updated on , by Loren Wilson of Sebastopol, California. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Loren Wilson of Sebastopol, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on September 29, 2016.
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