Camp Ashby

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For the WWII POW camp in Virginia Beach, see Camp Ashby (Virginia).

Camp Ashby was a temporary U.S. Army installation sited in Berkeley, California during World War II. The base was named for Ashby Avenue, a nearby thoroughfare (at the time, part of State Highway 24, now 13), which in turn was named for one of Berkeley's earliest settlers, William Ashby (Aug.1, 1819-July 12, 1896).

Camp Ashby was used to quarter and train the 779th Military Police Battalion, an African American unit led by white officers.

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