California Arizona Maneuver AreaThe D.T.C was established by Major General George S. Patton Jr. in response to a need to train American combat troops for battle in North Africa during World War II. The camp, which began operation in 1942 covered 18,000 square miles. It was the largest military training ground ever to exist. Over one million men were trained at the eleven sub-camps (seven in California.
|Series||This marker is part of the Desert Training Center series, and the E Clampus Vitus series.|
|Placed By||State Department of Parks and Recreation, General Patton Memorial Museum and the Bureau of Land Management|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Sunday, September 28th, 2014 at 6:17am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||11S E 618417 N 3725369|
|Decimal Degrees||33.66161667, -115.72278333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 33° 39.697', W 115° 43.367'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||33° 39' 41.82" N, 115° 43' 22.02" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 62428-62434 Chiriaco Rd, Indio CA 92201, US|
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