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Fort Missoula Alien Detention Camp

 
 
Fort Missoula Alien Detention Camp Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 21, 2019
1. Fort Missoula Alien Detention Camp Marker
Inscription.  
"From 1941 to 1944 Fort Missoula served as a detention center for more than 1,000 Italians, more than 1,000 Japanese, and 22 German Nationalists.
The Italians were World's Fair workers and civilian seamen whose ships had been impounded at the outbreak of war in Europe. The Japanese were prominent in their West Coast communities and were considered potentially dangerous. None in either group were ever charged with being or proven to be enemy agents.

This memorial is dedicated to those men who were interned and held at Fort Missoula without trial during World War II
May this event be remembered. "

 
Erected 1997 by Eagle Scout Project Jayce Gets Troop 1910.
 
Location. 46° 50.582′ N, 114° 3.568′ W. Marker is in Missoula, Montana, in Missoula County. Marker is on D Road near Fort Missoula Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1203 D Road, Missoula MT 59804, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Missoula Barrack Building (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named
Fort Missoula Alien Detention Camp Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 21, 2019
2. Fort Missoula Alien Detention Camp Marker
Fort Missoula Alien Detention Camp (a few steps from this marker); Fort Missoula Post Headquarters (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); T-1 Post Headquarters (about 400 feet away); Post Headquarters (about 500 feet away); Fort Missoula Post Headquarters (T-2) Building (about 500 feet away); Parade Grounds (about 500 feet away); 1877 Fort Missoula Officers' Club (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Missoula.
 
More about this marker. This monument is located on the grounds of Fort Missoula near the barrack building.
 
Categories. Notable EventsWar, World II
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on January 12, 2020. This page originally submitted on January 12, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 28 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 12, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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