Camp Atterbury – A Camera Trip Through Camp Atterbury (PDF)



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Covering over 40,000 acres, Camp Atterbury, located 30 miles south of Indianapolis, is Indiana’s newest and largest training camp. It is named after Gen. W. W. Atterbury, who was Director of Transportation of the A.E.F. in World War I, and president of the Pennsylvania Railroad System. The first officers came here in June, 1942, and the first large-scale movement of military personnel into camp was in July. The following pages show a part of the training the soldier receives at Camp Atterbury, and the many activities in which he participates during that important process. Although the training is intensive, many installations in the Camp are devoted to recreational, athletic and religious activities, for the soldiers’ happiness and well-being. The soldiers’ stay at Camp Atterbury is a busy, all-important one, as these pictures of their life here will show.