Camp Fannin Veterans Memorial

Forest Trail Region
UT Health Center at Tyler. 11937 U.S. 271 Tyler, TX 75708
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Originally planned as an U.S. Army Air Corps station, Camp Fannin became an U.S. Army Infantry Replacement Training Center and Prisoner Of War Camp located near Tyler. It was opened in 1943 and only operated for four years before closing in 1946. It is credited with training over 200,000 U.S. Soldiers, sometimes as many as 40,000 at one given time. An honor roll of soldiers who trained there but were killed in action is at the memorial. The camp was named for Col. James Walker Fannin, a Texas Revolutionary War hero, who was massacred at Goliad.

Watch the following video to learn more about WWII POW camps in Texas. The video was produced for inclusion in the World War II on the Texas Home Front mobile tour found in our Texas Time Travel mobile app. Learn more about the tour and the app on the World War II theme page at the following link: http://texastimetravel.com/travel-themes/main-world-war-ii

Camp Fannin Veterans Memorial

UT Health Center at Tyler. 11937 U.S. 271 Tyler, TX 75708

Admission

Free

Hours

Daily