Hereford: Camp Hereford POW Chapel

The nation’s second-largest prisoner of war camp, Hereford Military Reservation and Reception Center, held 7,000 Italian prisoners, some of whom were artists. In the closing days of the war, seven officers and two enlisted men donated their talents to St. Mary’s Church in nearby Umbarger—up the road from the camp. They created three Renaissance-style paintings of the Virgin Mary and a wood carving of the Last Supper.

Camp Hereford POW Camp Chapel

  • 100 CR 507, Hereford, TX