Camp McAlester (OK) USA POW Camp

McAlester

Camp McAlester was located in McAlester Oklahoma the county seat of Pittsburg County in Southeastern Oklahoma.  The camp opened on June 3, 1943 and held 3759 German POWs.  The camp closed in November 1945 with 13 escapes and 5 deaths.  Chits were issued but only a 1 and 10 cent  denomination have been found.  A second type is also shown in 1, 5, 10, and 25 cent denominations.

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