Camp McCain, Mississippi

Established in Grenada County, Mississippi to provide an 42,243 acre Army infantry training post. The 87th and 94th Infantry Divisions trained at Camp McCain for combat in Europe during World War II. It was named for Major General Henry Pinckney McCain (January 23, 1861 – July 25, 1941) who served as Adjutant General of the U.S. Army from 1914 to 1918. The following photographs were taken in the Spring of 1943 by  Lt. Omer Austin Heacox who was with the Military Police. They are the property of the McCain Library and Archives at the University of Southern Mississippi. Many more photos from the archive are here .

 

Historic Marker for Camp McCain
Camp McCain Sign

Beginning of All Day Hike
Beginning of All Day Hike

Ten Minute Hike Break
Hike 10 Minute Break

Chow Break
Chow Break

Another Image of a Chow Break
Chow

Judo Practice in Sawdust Pit
Judo in Sawdust Pit

Gas Mask Drill
Gas Mask Drill

Break Time with Music and Bull Session
Break Time with Music and Bull Session

Truck Decontamination
Truck Decontamination

Mail Call
Mail Call

Retreat: "Attention"
Retreat "Attention"

 


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