Camp Sibert

Camp Sibert (HMYJV)

Location: Attalla, AL 35954 Etowah County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 59.982', W 86° 6.553'

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World War II 1942-1945

On 6/18/1942 the U.S. took possession of 36,300 acres in Etowah and adjoining St. Clair County to establish Alabama's first Chemical Warfare Center. The area was dedicated on 12/25/1942 and named for U.S. Army M/G William Luther Sibert, first Chief of Chemical Warfare Service and a native of Etowah County. The camp served as a Unit Training Center and a Replacement Training Center for the CWS and could accommodate up to 30,000 troops. Forty-seven percent of all CWS units of WW II were trained here. The camp was deactivated on 12/31/1945.
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HM NumberHMYJV
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Year Placed2005
Placed ByAlabama Historical Association
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Date Added Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 10:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 582263 N 3762480
Decimal Degrees33.99970000, -86.10921667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 59.982', W 86° 6.553'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 59' 58.92" N, 86° 6' 33.18" W
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Area Code(s)256
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 373 Gilbert Ferry Rd SE, Attalla AL 35954, US
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