Courier Waterloo, Iowa
m f ! 1944
Tl/I/O IOWA CAMPSl TO GET PRISONER
Captured Germans Expected
Will Total 14,000 It Al-
Des Moines—(^P)~The first contingents of German prisoners of war will begin arriving shortly— probably in about a week—at the camps at Clarinda and Algona, Lt. Col. Courtney P. Young, commander of the Second district of the Seventh service command, said Saturday.
The first groups likely will be transferred from other camps, but later contingents will arrive directly from overseas, the colonel added.
The number of prisoners in the original contingents was not known, but later they are expected to arrive in groups of 500, he said.
Present plans are to send a total of 4,000 prisoners to the two camps, the colonel said adding that he expected half that number to arrive within a month or six weeks.
The camps are in readiness for the arrival of the prisoners.
Small contingents of prisoners from other camps have b
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