Site of Camp Pilot Knob

Site of Camp Pilot Knob (HMY5A)

Location: Winterhaven, CA 92283 Imperial County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 45.057', W 114° 45.288'

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Camp Pilot Knob was a unit of the Desert Training Center, established by General George S. Patton Jr., to prepare American troops for battle during World War II. It was the largest military training ground ever to exist. At the peak of activity here at Pilot Knob, June - December, 1943, the 85th Infantry Division, and the 36th and 44th Reconnaissance Squadrons of the 11th (Mechanized) Cavalry trained for roles in the liberation of Europe, 1944-45.
HM NumberHMY5A
Series This marker is part of the Desert Training Center series, and the E Clampus Vitus series.
Marker Number985
Year Placed1990
Placed ByState Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the Bureau of Land Management and John P. Squibob Chapter No. 1853, E Clampus Vitus
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 1:51pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 710346 N 3625908
Decimal Degrees32.75095000, -114.75480000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 45.057', W 114° 45.288'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 45' 3.42" N, 114° 45' 17.28" W
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Area Code(s)760
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 613-727 Sidewinder Rd N, Winterhaven CA 92283, US
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