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#1 27-10-2015 00:02:59

Rebbaron55
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From: Central Coast of California
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WW2 Italian Graves in California

I recently travelled to San Francisco's Golden Gate National Cemetery to locate some DAK soldiers graves that I was told were there and found these Italian graves in the same area! I had been told that these were men captured during the final campaign in Tunisia and sent to California to serve out their imprisonment until the after the war ended. I have heard many interesting stories of their excellent treatment during captivity (some came back to stay after the war!). Here are some that didn't get that chance as they passed away while in prison at various camps including Camp Cooke and Camp Roberts in my area (Cooke is now known as Vandenberg Air Force base). Barron cool

http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll193/barronreb/Axis%20Graves%20in%20California/DSC09893_zpsmh52tu4n.jpg, http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll193/barronreb/Axis%20Graves%20in%20California/DSC09894_zpsnyznfqdd.jpg,

As shown in the above photos they are treated as normal veteran graves and only segregated by date of removal from original POW camp cemetery.

http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll193/barronreb/Axis%20Graves%20in%20California/Italian20Pvt20Giovanni20Guerrieri_zpshrxfpzmg.jpg, http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll193/barronreb/Axis%20Graves%20in%20California/Italian20Pvt20Giorgio20Palmarini20_zps8qqjflov.jpg,http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll193/barronreb/Axis%20Graves%20in%20California/Italian20Pvt20Luigi20Gori_zpsjyvsiddb.jpg,http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll193/barronreb/Axis%20Graves%20in%20California/Italian20Vito20Giardullo_zpsth9gnjqm.jpg,http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll193/barronreb/Axis%20Graves%20in%20California/Italian20Pvt20Mario20Buccella_zpsbkzwot4r.jpg

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#2 27-10-2015 08:12:30

herrzark
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From: GREECE
Registered: 06-01-2015
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Re: WW2 Italian Graves in California

Thanks for posting them


http://i574.photobucket.com/albums/ss190/herrzark/de15a06e-209f-43dc-b28b-50aa3c94774c_zps6n2y3euw.png

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#3 27-10-2015 09:37:49

Sebastian.V
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From: Paris
Registered: 06-04-2011
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Re: WW2 Italian Graves in California

it's very interesting...yes...thank you !

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#4 27-10-2015 12:35:08

don_kihotis7
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From: Cyprus
Registered: 05-09-2013
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Re: WW2 Italian Graves in California

Thanks for the photos Barron


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