Camp Atterbury Photo Collection
Camp Atterbury, Indiana: 1943 Photographs
Camp Atterbury was constructed in 1942 from land purchased in Bartholomew, Johnson, and Brown Counties. The Camp was named after Gen. William W. Atterbury, director of Transportation of the A. E. F. in World War I, and President of the Pennsylvania Railroad.
The 83rd, 92nd, 30th, and 106th Divisions all trained at Camp Atterbury and the camp's hospital included a 9,000 bed facility. The hospital treated more than 85,000 patients during World War II, and was one of the U.S. Army's plastic surgery centers.
The Camp also served as an internment camp for approximately 15,000 Italian and German prisoners of war. The prisoners were housed in a large compound located on the extreme western edge of camp.
William J. Moriarty Sr., a First Lieutenant in the Army, took the following Camp Atterbury photographs. Forty of Moriarty's three hundred seven photographs are exhibited here.
All images are provided for the personal use of patrons and researchers and may not be incorporated into publications, websites, or exhibits without written permission of the Indiana State Library or other appropriate copyright holder.
Text for the images comes from the verso of the Camp Atterbury, Indiana Photograph Collection.
A Camera Trip Through Camp Atterbury. Brooklyn, NY: Ullman Co.
Brown, Clifford M. "The History of Camp Atterbury." 1981.
"Indiana Village and Farms to Give Way to New 55,000 Acre Army Camp." Indianapolis Sunday Star 1 Feb. 1942.
"New Hospital Pride of Camp Atterbury." Indianapolis Star 25 Oct. 1942.
"U.S. Orders Work Started on Southern Indiana Camp." Indianapolis Times 7 Jan. 1942.