Camp Shelby (Mississippi) USA POW Camp

Camp Shelby

Camp Shelby was located near Hattiesburg, Mississippi and was opened August 1943 and closed May 1946. Camp Shelby was one of four base camps in Mississippi, the other three being Camp McCain, Camp Como, and Camp Clinton There were 5300 POWs held at the camp, the first being Italians and later Germans.  Chits were issued in denominations of 1, 2, 5, 10, and 25 cents.

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