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Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Camp Croft Outside Spartanburg, SC During World War II

Again, I got on the Internet yesterday and found a lot of interesting photos of Camp Croft during World War II. It was a training camp named in honor of Major General Edward Croft, a South Carolinian who had served with distinction as an officer in WWI. Activated January 10, 1941. The Camp also served as a prisoner of war (POW) camp. Approximately 250 German POWs were interned at Croft. A lot of it was made into a state park (7,000 acres) when the camp closed down in 1946 or 1947.

Here is an aerial view.
http://www.schistory.net/campcroft/history.html




http://www.schistory.net/campcroft/building.html


Main post exchange


Service Club






Service station & garage


Attendants and Mechanics at service station and garage


Chapel






Constructing barracks


Barracks




Amphitheatre


Taken by Joseph Peter Pizzimenti
http://www.infodepot.org/campcroft/index.htm


Betty Grable visiting Camp Croft


Gas mask training


Bugler




Mortar training




Concert in downtown Spartanburg by the Camp Croft band.


Latrine duty




http://www.qmmuseum.lee.army.mil/images/subsistence/index.html


http://dsf.chesco.org/heroes/emerson/emerson_gallery.htm












Staff Officer's bungalows


Main Post Office


Officer's Club


One of 3 swimming pools


Tailors and Cleaners


Movie Theatre

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