Billy Mitchell Field (WI) USA POW Camp

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Billy Mitchel Field was located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  The camp opened on January 4, 1945 and held 3000 German POWs.  The camp closed on April 1, 1946.  The camp was a sub-camp for Ft. Sheridan in Illinois.  There were 2 escapes from the camp both were caught the next day.  The two escaped POWs were surprised at the number of German and Polish people that lived in the area.  Only one chit has been found so far, a one cent denomination.

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