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Clarington, Ontario

Camp 30 POW Camp

A Canadian POW for German soldiers during WWII where prisoners hatched an elaborate escape plan. 

The Bowmanville POW camp, also known as Camp 30, was a Canadian-run POW camp for German soldiers during World War II located in the community of Bowmanville, Ontario in Clarington, Ontario, Canada.

In 1943, prisoners Otto Kretschmer and Wolfgang Heyda were the subject of an elaborate escape attempt named Operation Kiebitz. In September 2013, the camp was designated a National Historic Site of Canada.

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Short Walk from Outskirts of Bowmanville, Easily access by car or bus