Entries tagged as 'Arizona'
The November 2007 issue of World War II Magazine featured the Christmas Eve escape of 25 German POWs from a camp in Arizona during WWII.
According to the article:
Their "not so great escape" title seems unfair, but here's a taste of what the author may have had in mind:
It took over a month to re-capture all of the escaped POWs, but all were eventually returned to camp.
Author: Ronald H. Bailey
Publication: World War II Magazine
Length: 3,959 words
Date: November 2007
In 2001, The Phoenix New Times covered the release of a play called Escape from Papago Park.
The play retells the story of "the greatest breakout from a United States compound by prisoners of war during World War II."
During WWII, Papago Park in Phoenix, AZ housed 3,100 German POWs. Just before Christmas in 1944, 25 German soldiers escaped through a 178 foot tunnel. All were later recaptured.
One of those POWs, Heinrich Palmer said:
Check out the photo gallery that goes with the article.
Title: Flight From Phoenix
Subtitle: In 1944, 25 German POWs tunneled out of the Papago Park internment camp. Now, a Valley playwright has excavated their adventure.
Author: Robrt L. Pela
Publication: Phoenix New Times
Length: 4,546 words
Date: March 8, 2001