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Prisoner of War Camp World War II Texas

CAMP HEARNE
Hearne, Texas

Robertson County
1942 to 1947

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Camp Hearne, Texas water tower
Camp Hearn water tower

Photo by John Troesser, Dec. 2001
One of the largest Prisoner of War Camps in Texas during WWII. The population was larger than many Texas county seats.
Camp Hearne, Texas cement relics
Two cement relics of the camp.

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Camp Hearne, Texas WWII  POW camp cement foundation
Remains of a cement foundation.

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A scale model of the camp - constructed by prisoners of the women's prison in Gatesville can be found somewhere in Hearne. During our visit it was upstairs in the city hall building - although it may have been moved.
Camp Hearne, WWII Texas  POW Camp  model
A view of the camp model.

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model of Camp Hearne, WWII Texas  POW Camp
A portion of the Camp Hearne model.

Photo by John Troesser, Dec. 2001
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