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Old 06-15-2015, 01:59 AM
 
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Hello people,

i am looking for persons who had been in the US ARMY CAMP named Callas Staging Area in southern France near Marseilles during WW2 and after.

thanks fellow for your help

Gregory
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Old 01-13-2016, 10:25 AM
 
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If you are still looking, my dad was there.
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Old 01-13-2016, 06:45 PM
 
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Hello BigEdward

thank you for replying to my post, yes i am interested, does your dad has photos when he was there? does he have a plan of the camps? does he have some informations regarding POW camp in this camp? does he know where they put the trash of the camp? i am doing metal detector there and did found some interresting things but i am sure there is somewhere where i can find nice relics. a lot of people are digging in the camp.

thank you for your reply

cheers

greg

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Old 01-14-2016, 01:36 PM
 
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My dad passed in 1997. None of the pictures I have appear to be from that area but I will check the photos again. I have a few letters to my mom from the time he was there (Late Oct and Nov 1945). His letters describe waiting for, and the delays related to his return to the USA.
I've only recently looked into Camp Callas and my search lead me to your inquiry here. I am new to this message board - feel free to direct message me too.
-ed
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Old 01-14-2016, 07:16 PM
 
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send me an email adress, will send you some photos of calas camp.

Greg
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Old 05-19-2016, 11:28 AM
 
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Hi Greg,

My dad was there! And I have several pictures. Are you still interested? I'm currently looking for the exact spot to geotag the entrance gate to the camp. Do you have ideas on where this is located on google earth?
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Old 05-19-2016, 03:33 PM
 
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If you have not seen them before, there is some info and pictures about Camp Calas (spelled with 1 L) at these links, found with Google search. There are probably more if you search using CALAS.

https://54threplacementbattalion.wor...5-france-1945/
History, Delta Base Section. :: General Military History
Message Boards
https://www.med-dept.com/unit-histor...ield-hospital/
https://books.google.com/books?id=3U...20army&f=false

EDIT: all little more searching found this at https://www.geocaching.com/geocache/...alas-ccpwe-404
43 28.284' N, 005 17.726' E

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Old 08-18-2016, 10:16 PM
 
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Regarding Camp Calas.
My father returned from Camp Calas in Marsailles in Nov 45. I have 3 very large photos, 2 kind of ok, but the 3rd has a lot of detail. I will be glad to send to anyone interested.
Dad was with the 552nd Ordnance Heavy Maintenance Company Tank under Patton in 3rd Army. His unit landed Omaha, 15 Jul 44 and headed East through Lux and into Germany. He was in Heavy Recovery Section on the M25 Tank Transporter and 10 ton Wreckers. Their job was battlefield recovery of damaged armor.

Tom Dole
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Old 10-10-2016, 12:48 PM
 
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Just getting my hands on my Dad's Army journal. On Sept 15 1945 he writes.. Laying around the Calas staging area . 80 jets. That's it- no pictures. My Dad was in the 5th army. his journey started in Oran Algeria, NA on Sept 2 1943.

Bill
[email]wmwoods2@gmail.com[/email]
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