WWII - Alva Camp Water Tower & Chimney...
Here is a better view of the smokestack and water tower. The water tower used to hold a large wooden tank on the top and the four POW compounds for the prisoners set back south of the water tower. The camp was authorized on June 30, 1942. September 15, 1942 it was under construction by civilians. November 15, 1942 the Army took over from the civilian contractors and the American troops started to arrive. Alva POW camp water tower
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Comments: Hard to believe that this is the first place that I can remember, having lived there for a couple of years. Still, at nearly 58 I can remember many things that happened in my life while living there at a very young age. It seems like only yesterday when I took off through a wheat field, with the wheat way over my head, towards the airport. Oh how my parents were ticked at me. Still, that might have been where I got such an interest in aviation. ~CB Thompson 2006-03-04 17:30:23
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