Most People Have Never Seen These 10 Photos Taken During WWII In Oklahoma

When Germany invaded Poland in 1939, Oklahoma was still entangled in economic depression. During the next six years federal dollars poured into the state for several airfields, the training of pilots and aircrews, and major maintenance and supply centers. In Oklahoma, at least 32 POW camps for approximately twenty thousand Germans were established. Here are 10 rare photos taken during WWII in Oklahoma:

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Thank you to all the men and women who fought in the war to make our country a safer place. If you have any photos of WWII that you would like to share, please post them on our Only In Oklahoma Facebook page.