Most People In Ohio Don’t Know About Our Old German And Italian POW Camp

Did you know that Ohio housed both German and Italian POWs during World War II? Most people don’t. Some of them even worked at the Erie Proving Ground in Ottawa County, which was known as Camp Perry Proving Ground during World War II. It’s a little-known piece of Ohio history that’s fascinating to both World War II and Ohio history buffs alike.

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For more little-known facts about Ohio’s war history, check out our previous article: There’s A 2-Acre Civil War Cemetery That Used To Be A Confederate Prison In Ohio Called Camp Chase.

Address: Ottawa County, OH, USA