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By Shannon McFarlin

In 1941, Paris, Tennessee, turned the house of Camp Tyson. The 2,000-acre camp named for Knoxville international struggle I veteran Brig. Gen. Lawrence Tyson was once outfitted through a few 800 workers and consisted of 450 constructions together with barracks, a health facility, and a theater. Over the process global warfare II, the camp grew to approximately 6,000 acres in measurement and served as a coaching flooring for as many as 25,000 servicemen, in addition to a POW camp for lots of Germans and Italian prisoners. At Camp Tyson, squaddies informed to build, hold, and function barrage balloons. those balloons have been effectively used to supply anti-aircraft defense in the course of global conflict I and back in global battle II with the aid of these expert in Henry County. even though, the atomic bomb made barrage balloons out of date, and after the warfare, Camp Tyson was once decommissioned.

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In 1941, Paris, Tennessee, grew to become the house of Camp Tyson. The 2,000-acre camp named for Knoxville global struggle I veteran Brig. Gen. Lawrence Tyson was once outfitted by way of a few 800 employees and consisted of 450 structures together with barracks, a health center, and a theater. Over the process global battle II, the camp grew to approximately 6,000 acres in dimension and served as a coaching flooring for as many as 25,000 servicemen, in addition to a POW camp for lots of Germans and Italian prisoners.

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