Camp Atterbury file photo [26953]

Camp Atterbury

Type   Army Base, Prison Camp
Historical Name of Location   Edinburgh, Indiana, United States

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ww2dbaseCamp Atterbury near Edinburgh, Indiana, United States began construction in Dec 1941. It consisted of over 1,500 buildings for the purpose of military training, convalescence of wounded soldiers, and holding German and Italian prisoners of war. The camp ceased operations in Aug 1946. It was reactivated between 1950 and 1954 for the Korean War. It was reactivated again in 1969 and remained activate at the time of this writing.

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Camp Atterbury Timeline

10 May 1946 It was announced that Camp Atterbury near Edinburgh, Indiana, United States would cease operations.
5 Aug 1946 Camp Atterbury near Edinburgh, Indiana, United States ceased operations.
31 Dec 1946 The US War Department announced that the Wakeman Hospital at Camp Atterbury near Edinburgh, Indiana, United States would be declared surplus by the end of 1946. In the evening on the same day, Indiana Governor Ralph F. Gates announced that the state would take over the hospital as a mental hospital.




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1. Chris Fiut says:
27 Jun 2017 07:33:11 AM

My father, John C. Fiut has a photo album from Camp Atterbury and I believe he was there for WWII training. His serial number is 35517034. He was inducted Oct 15, 1942 at Camp Perry Ohio. and active service Oct 29, 1942. Is there any other information I can give you to learn if my father was at Camp Atterbury and what his position was? He departed for Europe on Dec 5, 1943. On his discharge papers he was in Co K 28th Inf and was injured in France on Aug 25, 1944. But I know he talked of being changed from another organization to the Co K 28th Inf. and this is what I would like to know if possible, as well as anything else you can provide. Also, is there anyone who is collecting photos from Camp Atterbury that I can share what I have. Thank you so much.

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