Camp Flint Historical

Camp Flint Historical (HM1WX4)

Location: Auburn, CA 95603 Placer County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 53.481', W 121° 4.363'

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At the onset of World War II the U.S. Army's Western Defense Command and Fourth Army sought to secure the strategically important railroad through the Sierra Nevada Mountains. On December 9th 1941, soldiers of the 32nd Infantry Division arrived here in Auburn at "Camp Flint", a base of operations for providing static defense of the railroad's vulnerable infrastructure. In February 1942, the 754th Military Police Battalion arrived at Camp Flint and assumed the railroad security duties of the 32nd Infantry Division who departed in March of 1942. 200 German Prisoners of War were transferred to Camp Flint from Florence, Arizona to provide support at DeWitt General Hospital in June 1945. There were more than 500 POWs when the camp was at its peak. Additional security fencing and guard towers were added to the site to secure the POW camp. Although the hospital was closed in December of 1945 , German Prisoners remained at Camp Flint through February of 1946.
HM NumberHM1WX4
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series
Year Placed2012
Placed ByLord Sholto Douglas Chapter #3 E Clampus Vitus
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Date Added Friday, February 17th, 2017 at 5:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 667148 N 4306485
Decimal Degrees38.89135000, -121.07271667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 53.481', W 121° 4.363'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 53' 28.86" N, 121° 4' 21.78" W
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Area Code(s)530, 916
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 205 Fairgate Rd, Auburn CA 95603, US
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