Camp Young Airstrip

Camp Young Airstrip (HMY9B)

Location: Indio, CA 92201 Riverside County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 39.696', W 115° 43.174'

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Camp Young - Headquarters

— Desert Training Center California-Arizona Maneuver Area —

The Camp Young Airstrip was established at this site in March 1942 by order of General George S. Patton. It was used to provide Camp Young with supplies and other essential material. It supported air transportation for the command staff of the Desert Training Center. General Patton also had his personal airplane stationed here. The field was 6000' long and 300' wide. It was capable of handling C-47 Skytrains, C-46 Air Commandos, and C-54 Skymasters. The general service agency deeded the strip to the County of Riverside on June 2, 1948.

This monument is dedicated to those American soldiers who trained here and who gave their lives in the victory over Imperial Japan and Nazi Germany, and in ending the Holocaust.
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HM NumberHMY9B
Series This marker is part of the Desert Training Center series, and the E Clampus Vitus series.
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Marker Number101
Year Placed2001
Placed ByBilly Holcomb Chapter No. 1069, E Clampus Vitus in cooperation with the Patton Museum
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at 5:10am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 618715 N 3725371
Decimal Degrees33.66160000, -115.71956667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 39.696', W 115° 43.174'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 39' 41.76" N, 115° 43' 10.44" W
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Area Code(s)760
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 62450 Chiriaco Rd, Indio CA 92201, US
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