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Title: Arizona%20Topographic%20Map


1
Arizona Topographic Map
The topography of Arizona. What would influence
you if you were trying to escape back to Germany?
What factors would influence your choices?
2
Railroad Map
Railroad routes for Southern Arizona circa 1940.
What are the options for escape? Where would
you choose to go?
3
Roadmap of Arizona, 1940
The prisoners had an Arizona roadmap just like
this. What routes might you choose to escape?
What thoughts go into your choices?
4
Immediately After the Escape
  • The news hit the papers immediately after the
    escape. Note the reward for the return of the
    prisoners. How would this change your plans if
    you escaped?

  • The exit to the tunnel.

5
Escapees from Papago Park
Heinrich Palmer made it to within 10 miles of the
Mexican Border
Jurgen Wattenberg, ranking officer and a ring
leader of the escape.
6
Prisoners at Papago Park
7
News Articles Related to the Escape
8
Remnants of World War II
  • Very little remains from Papagos role in WW II

A few foundations remain from the camp. The
entry at the Arizona Military Museum was a
workshop at the POW camp.
9
Overlay Map of Papago Park
10
POW Camps in Arizona
  • Buckeye 1, Maricopa County, AZ (branch camp
    under Pima, 530 Germans)Buckeye 2, Maricopa
    County, AZ (branch camp under Pima, 530
    Germans)Casa Grande 1, Pinal County, AZ
    (branch camp under Florence, 500 Germans)Casa
    Grande 2, Pinal County, AZ (branch camp under
    Florence, 450 Germans)Continental, Pima County,
    AZ (branch camp under Pima, 150
    Germans)Cortaro, Pima County, AZ (branch camp
    under Florence, 300 Germans)Cotton Center,
    Maricopa County, AZ (branch camp under Papago
    Park, AZ, 300 Germans)Davis-Monthan Air Base,
    Tucson, Pima County, AZ (base camp, 400 Germans),
    now Davis-Monthan Air Force Base

11
POW Camps in Arizona
  • Duncan, Graham County, AZ (branch camp under
    Pima, sometimes Florence, AZ, 200 Germans)
  • Eleven Mile Corner, Pinal County, AZ
    (branch camp under Florence, 300 Germans)
  • Eloy 1, Pinal County, AZ (branch camp
    under Pima, sometimes Florence, AZ, 300
    Germans)Eloy 2, Pinal County, AZ (branch camp
    under Pima, sometimes Florence, AZ, 37
    Germans)Florence (Camp), Florence, Pinal
    County, AZ 85232 (base camp, 5500 Germans), now
    Arizona State PrisonImperial Dam, Yuma County,
    AZ (base camp, ISU) Litchfield Park, Maricopa
    County, AZ (branch camp under Pima, 850
    Germans)Maricopa, Pinal County, AZ (branch camp
    under Florence, 315 Germans)

12
POW Camps in Arizona
  • Mt. Graham, Graham County, AZ (branch camp under
    Florence, 250 Germans)Navajo Ordinance Depot,
    Bellemont, Coconino County, AZ (base camp, 250
    Germans)Pima Prisoner of War Camp, Papago Park,
    Maricopa County, AZ (base camp, 1800 Germans),
    bought by the City of Phoenix in 1959Queens
    Creek, Maricopa County, AZ (branch camp under
    Pima, 350 Germans)Roll, Yuma County, AZ (branch
    camp under Pima)Safford, Graham County, AZ
    (branch camp under Florence, 150 Germans)Yuma,
    Yuma County, AZ (branch camp under Pima, 350
    Germans)Yuma Test Station, Yuma, Yuma County,
    AZ (base camp, 650 ISU)

13
Sources
  • Historic Road Mapshttp//www.library.arizona.edu/
    exhibits/pams/road.html
  •  
  • Papago Park POW camp site
    http//home.arcor.de/kriegsgefang
    ene/usa/camps_usa/papago_park.html
  • Arizona Historical Society
  • www.arizonahistoricalsociety.org
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