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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?. Railroad Map. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • Arizona Topographic MapThe topography of Arizona. What would influence you if you were trying to escape back to Germany? What factors would influence your choices?

  • Railroad MapRailroad routes for Southern Arizona circa 1940. What are the options for escape? Where would you choose to go?

  • Roadmap of Arizona, 1940The prisoners had an Arizona roadmap just like this. What routes might you choose to escape? What thoughts go into your choices?

  • Immediately After the EscapeThe 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.

  • Escapees from Papago ParkHeinrich Palmer made it to within 10 miles of the Mexican Border Jurgen Wattenberg, ranking officer and a ring leader of the escape.

  • Prisoners at Papago Park

  • News Articles Related to the Escape

  • Remnants of World War IIVery 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.

  • Overlay Map of Papago Park

  • POW Camps in ArizonaBuckeye #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

  • POW Camps in ArizonaDuncan, 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 Prison *Imperial 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)

  • POW Camps in ArizonaMt. 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 1959 *Queens 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)

  • Sources

    Historic Road Maps http://www.library.arizona.edu/exhibits/pams/road.htmlPapago Park POW camp site http://home.arcor.de/kriegsgefangene/usa/camps_usa/papago_park.html

    Arizona Historical Societywww.arizonahistoricalsociety.org

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