Camp Laguna

Camp Laguna (HMJCN)

Location: Huntsville, AZ 77340 Yuma County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 49.708', W 114° 23.416'

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Desert Training Center

— California - Arizona Maneuver Area —

Camp Laguna operated from April 1942 to April 1944. It was one of twelve such camps built in the southwestern deserts to train United States troops during World War II.

The Desert Training Center, a simulated theater of operations, included portions of Arizona, California and Nevada. The other camps were Young, Coxcomb, Iron Mountain, Ibis, Clipper, Pilot Knob, Bouse, Granite, Horn, Hyder, and Rice. Over one million soldiers from approximately 400 units were trained at the center. These units included 13 infantry divisions, 7 armored divisions and numerous non-divisional units.

Camp Laguna was the training site for the 3rd and 9th Armored Divisions, 79th Infantry Divisions, Italian service units and special bridge test section.
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HM NumberHMJCN
Series This marker is part of the Desert Training Center series, and the E Clampus Vitus series.
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Year Placed1998
Placed ByLost Dutchman Chapter 5917, Ancient and Honorable order of E Clampus Vitus, In cooperation with The United States Army, Yuma Proving Ground
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 6:10pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 744296 N 3635288
Decimal Degrees32.82846667, -114.39026667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 49.708', W 114° 23.416'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 49' 42.48" N, 114° 23' 24.96" W
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Area Code(s)409, 936
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1100-1198 E Imperial Dam Rd, Huntsville AZ 77340, US
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