Papago Park Prisoner Of War Camp

Papago Park Prisoner Of War Camp (HM1NG5)

Location: Phoenix, AZ 85008 Maricopa County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 28.155', W 111° 56.683'

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From January, 1944, to March 1946, some 2500 POWs (mostly German Naval personnel) were confined in an isolated complex of barracks and barbed-wire compounds situated north of here along both sides of 64th Street. Twenty-five POWs fled December 23rd and 24th, 1944, through a hand-dug tunnel that exited on the canal bank east of the Sheridan Avenue and 66th Street intersection. Though all eventually were recaptured, this was the greatest escape by Axis prisoners from a U.S. Compound during World War II.
HM NumberHM1NG5
Year Placed1984
Placed ByPapago Park POW Camp Commemorative Observance Commission and Arizona Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, August 31st, 2015 at 5:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)31N E 166021 N 0
Decimal Degrees33.46925000, -111.94471667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 28.155', W 111° 56.683'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 28' 9.3" N, 111° 56' 40.98" W
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Area Code(s)623, 602
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Walter A. Haas Jr. Way, Phoenix AZ 85008, US
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