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Allied prisoner of war camps[edit]

"Most Japanese captured by US forces after September 1942 were turned over to Australia or New Zealand for internment. The United States provided these countries with aid through the Lend Lease program to cover the costs of maintaining the prisoners, and retained responsibility for repatriating the men to Japan at the end of the war. Prisoners captured in the central Pacific or who were believed to have particular intelligence value were held in camps in the United States.[61]....'
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"Prisoners who were thought to possess significant technical or strategic information were brought to specialist intelligence-gathering facilities at Fort Hunt, Virginia or Camp Tracy, California...."
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"....Other confrontations between Japanese POWs and their guards occurred at Camp McCoy in Wisconsin during May 1944 ...
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"Repatriation of some Japanese POWs was delayed by Allied authorities. Until late 1946, the United States retained almost 70,000 POWs to dismantle military facilities in the Philippines, Okinawa, central Pacific, and Hawaii..."

Japanese prisoners of war in World War II - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


A friend remember Japanese "prisoners of war" doing field labor near her home (in Eastern Idaho) during WWII.  I say that these were probably Americans of Japanese ancestry who were forced into "relocation camps."  Was there a prisoner of war camp for Japanese military personnel in or near Idaho?  There was a "relocation camp" near  Eden, Idaho.

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