Roswell, New Mexico: Afrikacorps POW Iron Cross

At town's POW/MIA Park, riverbank stone flood wall features a German Iron Cross made in 1943 by POWs held nearby in a camp holding 48,000 from Rommel's Afrikacorps. Park includes a chunk of Berlin Wall.


912 N Pennsylvania Ave., Roswell, NM
MIA/POW Park, N Pennsylvania Ave. at 10th St.
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German POW Iron Cross.

Afrikacorps POW Iron Cross

Civil work performed by German POWs. (Also has Berlin Wall piece on site.)

[Bill Shirley, 03/17/2015]

The sign reads "POWs used different size rocks to make an iron cross on the [flood control river] bank. Some Roswell citizens were incensed by this and poured five yards of concrete over the POWs' handiwork. The concrete washed away over the years...."

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