USA POW Chit Ft. Bliss Texas 1 Cent

FT Bliss 1 cent

Ft. Bliss is located in El Paso, Texas.  The camp began as an internment camp for Italian, German, and Japanese civilians.  Later POWs began arriving but the camp consisted of only tents meant to house 200.  The POWs were sent to the El Paso County Colosseum until the camp was ready.  Italian POWs were first to arrive and worked in cotton fields in the area.  They were eventually replaced by German POWs.  The camp eventually housed 1300 and closed in June 1946.  At present only a 1 cent chit is known.

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