Camp Darby has had a rich history over the years. This military complex between Pisa and Livorno was formally dedicated on November 15, 1952 and was named Camp Darby in memory of Brigadier General William O. Darby.

General Darby was the Assistant Division Commander of the 10th Mountain Division who was killed by enemy artillery on April 30, 1945 on the shore of Lake Garda, Italy. 

Our main square is dedicated to the memory of Pvt. Masato “Curly” Nakae, a great American Soldier who fought during World War II in the vicinity of Pisa with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team and the 100th Infantry Battalion (Separate). He was awarded the Medal of Honor for his heroic acts.

This historical look back at the men and women who have shaped history is continually evolving with content input from you the viewer. We welcome you to add your memories and photos of time spent in this area and leave your touch on the history of Camp Darby.   

Make sure to visit our photo collection on Flickr and please write to us at dl-usag-livorno-pao@eur.army.mil.