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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April is the Ohio staff writer for Only in Your State. She is an Ohio native with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from E.W. Scripps School of Journalism. With more than 10 years of writing experience and a background in news reporting for Ohio newspapers, she's published pieces in multiple print and online publications. When she's not on deadline or chasing after her toddler, she's hunting for hidden gems in Ohio or getting lost in a good book.
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