Sunday, February 3, 2013

Houlton, Maine

The claim: WWII German internment camp in Northern Maine, off US Route 1.

What it really is: Yes, a German POW camp was there during World War Two, and was a part of the Houlton Army Air Base. At it's peak the internment camp held 3,700 prisoners.

The base (along with the interment camp) was closed in 1946, and is now the site of the Houlton International Airport.

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