Clipper Divisional Camp

Clipper Divisional Camp (HM1DDD)

Location: Ransomville, CA 14131 San Bernardino County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 48.49', W 115° 13.185'

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Camp Clipper - Desert Training Center

— California-Arizona Maneuver Area —

Camp Clipper was established at a site that reachedFrom Essex Road to this location in the spring of1942. It was one of twelve such camps built in theSouthwestern Desert to harden and train United States troops for service on the battlefields ofWorld War II. The Desert Training Center was a simulated theater of operations that included portionsof California, Arizona and Nevada. The other campswere Young, Coxcomb, Iron Mountain, Ibis, Granite,Pilot Knob, Laguna, Horn, Hyder, Bouse and Rice.

A total of 13 infantry divisions and 7 armored divisions plus numerous smaller units were trained in this harsh environment. The training center was in operation for almost two years and was closed early in 1944 when the last units were shipped overseas. During the brief period of operation over one million American soldiers were trained for combat.

The 33rd & 93rd Infantry Divisions were trained here.

This monument is dedicated to all the soldiers that served here, and especially those who gave their lives in battle, ending the Holocaust & defeating the armed forces of Nazi Germany, Fascist Italy and Imperial Japan.
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HM NumberHM1DDD
Series This marker is part of the Desert Training Center series, and the E Clampus Vitus series.
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Marker Number985
Year Placed1991
Placed ByThe Billy Holcomb Chapter of the Ancient and Honorable Order of E Clampus Vitus, Cal-trans, Essex Maintenance Station and in cooperation with the Bureau of Land Management, Needles Resource Area; on October 13th
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 8:53pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 662838 N 3853214
Decimal Degrees34.80816667, -115.21975000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 48.49', W 115° 13.185'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 48' 29.40" N, 115° 13' 11.10" W
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Area Code(s)716
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3378 Needles Fwy, Ransomville CA 14131, US
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