Ibis Divisional Camp - Desert Training Center

Ibis Divisional Camp - Desert Training Center (HMY7E)

Location: Shawnee, CA 66203 San Bernardino County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 58.171', W 114° 49.959'

  • 0 likes
  • 1 check ins
  • 0 favorites
  • 287 views
Inscription

California - Arizona Maneuver Area

— 440th Anti - Aircraft Artillery - (Automatic Weapons) Battalion —

Camp Ibis was established at this site in the spring of 1942 - one of eleven such camps built in the California - Arizona Desert to harden and train United States Troops for service on the battlefields of World War II.

The 440th AAA AW Battalion was activated per General Order No. 1 at Camp Haan, CA, on July 1, 1942. It trained at Camp M.S.S.R. (Irwin), Camps Young, Iron Mountain, Ibis, and then Camps Pickett, VA. & Stewart, GA. The battalion shipped out to England in December, 1943 & landed in Normandy on D+3. The unit earned 5 battle stars & 2 Foreign Awards while serving with the 1st, 3rd, 7th, 9th U.S. Armies, the 1st French Army & the 2nd British Army, 7 different corps & 5 different divisions. The 440th AAA AW BN was deactivated in December 1945.
Details
HM NumberHMY7E
Series This marker is part of the Desert Training Center series, and the E Clampus Vitus series.
Tags
Year Placed1987
Placed ByBilly Holcomb & John P. Squibob Chapters of E Clampus Vitus with the Veterans of the 440th AAA AW Battalion in Cooperation with Bureau of Land Management, Needles Resource Area
Marker Condition
8 out of 10 (1 reports)
Date Added Sunday, September 14th, 2014 at 7:55am PDT -07:00
Pictures
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 697863 N 3871808
Decimal Degrees34.96951667, -114.83265000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 58.171', W 114° 49.959'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 58' 10.26" N, 114° 49' 57.54" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)913, 785, 816
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 10405 Unnamed Road, Shawnee CA 66203, US
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Nearby Markersshow on map
Check Ins  check in   |    all

I Saw The Marker

It is in above average shape.

Oct 21, 2016 at 7:11pm PDT by richardlandrover

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. What historical period does the marker represent?
  2. What historical place does the marker represent?
  3. What type of marker is it?
  4. What class is the marker?
  5. What style is the marker?
  6. Does the marker have a number?
  7. This marker needs at least one picture.
  8. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  9. Is the marker in the median?