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    Hi everyone. I live in Calcasieu Parish (Lake Charles area). I saw somewhere online that during WWII there were a few POW camps in La. One of them was supposed to be near Edgerly, La. which is not too far from my house. Does anyone know of these camps or how to find the locations of them?

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    Mark
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    Mark, I heard an approximate location on the one in Edgerly. I think there was a large one in Sulphur, where the 9th grade campus sits. Are you with LCPD ? Cpso?

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    Here are several WW II POW camps locations in Louisiana: Camps Claiborne, Eunice, Gueydan, Kaplan, Livingston, Polk, Ruston and the Hammond Northshore Regional Airport. Perhaps one or more is located close to your area.
    Don.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by mamafar View Post
    Mark, I heard an approximate location on the one in Edgerly. I think there was a large one in Sulphur, where the 9th grade campus sits. Are you with LCPD ? Cpso?
    I read about the one at the 9th grade campus. I figured that several tons of dirt were hauled in when they built the campus. Wouldn't hurt to try I guess. I'd like to find the one near Edgerly. It should be on land that hasn't been disturbed too much. I work for CPSO.

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    Mark
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sgt440 View Post
    Hi everyone. I live in Calcasieu Parish (Lake Charles area). I saw somewhere online that during WWII there were a few POW camps in La. One of them was supposed to be near Edgerly, La. which is not too far from my house. Does anyone know of these camps or how to find the locations of them?

    Thanks
    Mark
    Mark,
    I live in Calcasieu Parish as well, and I talked to a few people who said there was a camp off Lakeshore Dr. I did some investigating, and I dug up an old German whiskey bottle! They have since built an office building in that area I think it was close to the port.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mackaydon View Post
    Here are several WW II POW camps locations in Louisiana: Camps Claiborne, Eunice, Gueydan, Kaplan, Livingston, Polk, Ruston and the Hammond Northshore Regional Airport. Perhaps one or more is located close to your area.
    Don.......
    I live in Covington not too far from that airport.


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    See if you can find this book

    Casey, Powell A. Encyclopedia of Forts, Post, Named Camps and Other Installations in Louisiana, 1700-1981. Claitor's Publishing Division, Baton Rouge: 1983.

    Good luck,

    Johnny
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    Quote Originally Posted by 45th_Johnny View Post
    See if you can find this book

    Casey, Powell A. Encyclopedia of Forts, Post, Named Camps and Other Installations in Louisiana, 1700-1981. Claitor's Publishing Division, Baton Rouge: 1983.

    Good luck,

    Johnny
    Thanks Johnny for looking out for me. I'll look for this book. Knowledge is power in this hobby. Thanks again my friend


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    Wow expensive book. $300 used


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    The Official Military Atlas of the Civil War. Comp. Cowles, Calvin D Government Printing Office, Washington: 1891-1895. Arno Press, Incorporated and Crown Publishers, Incorporated: 1983, is on eBay for several for under $30.00

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    There are a lot of good books about the Civil War on Thrifty books.
    https://www.thriftbooks.com/w/battle...7Bplacement%7D

    Knowledge or the availability to find it is the key to success in anything you do.

    Johnny
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