Camp Claiborne

Camp Claiborne was a huge military training camp in Louisiana. Between 1939 and 1946 more than a million soldiers were stationed there for shorter or longer periods.

Several military units were establised at Camp Claiborne, including five US Tank Group, which consisted of 758 Tank Battalion, 761st Tank Battalion and 784th Tank Battalion, where Arthur Whitbeck served.

Involved: Leo Lichten also trained at Camp Claiborne.

Postcard from
Source: Collection Arie-Jan van Hees

Welcome to Camp Claiborne
Source: Collection Arie-Jan van Hees

Soldiers from 761st Tank Battalion in training at Camp Claiborne
Collection Arie-Jan van Hees

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