Young Divisional Camp

Young Divisional Camp (HMY7N)

Location: Charleston, CA 29403 Riverside County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 39.854', W 115° 47.245'

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Camp Young Headquarters Desert Training Center

— California-Arizona Maneuver Area —

Camp Young, named after Lt. Gen. S.B.M. Young, the 1st Army Chief of Staff, was established at this site in the Spring of 1942. It was one of twelve such camps built in the southwestern deserts to harden and train United States Troops for service to the battlefields of World War II. It was selected by Gen. George S. Patton Jr., as the administrative headquarters for the Desert Training Center, a simulated theater of operations that included portions of California, Arizona and Nevada. The other camps were Coxcomb, Granite, Iron Mountain, Ibis, Clipper, Pilot Knob, Laguna, Horn, Hyder, Bouse and Rice.

A total of 13 infantry divisions and 8 armored divisions plus numerous smaller units were trained in this harsh environment. The training center was in operation for almost 2 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.

This monument is dedicated to all the soldiers that served here, and especially for those who gave their lives in battle, ending the holocaust & defeating the armed forces of Nazi Germany, Facist Italy and Imperial Japan.
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HM NumberHMY7N
Series This marker is part of the Desert Training Center series, and the E Clampus Vitus series.
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Marker Number49
Year Placed1988
Placed ByBilly Holcomb Chapter No. 1069, E Clampus Vitus, the Fourth Armored Division Association, the Fifth Armored Division & the 104th Infantry Division Association in co-operation with the Bureau of Land Bamanagement, Indio Resource Area
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 28th, 2014 at 4:11am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 612421 N 3725587
Decimal Degrees33.66423333, -115.78741667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 39.854', W 115° 47.245'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 39' 51.24" N, 115° 47' 14.70" W
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Area Code(s)843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 102-110 Christopher Columbus Transcontinental Hwy, Charleston CA 29403, US
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