Camp Atterbury file photo [26953]

Camp Atterbury

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

Contributor:

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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WW2-Era Place Name Edinburgh, Indiana, United States
Lat/Long 39.2903, -86.0406


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