Hyder Divisional Camp-Horn Divisional Camp Desert Training Center

Hyder Divisional Camp-Horn Divisional Camp Desert Training Center (HMYY7)

Location: Dateland, AZ 85333 Yuma County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 47.965', W 113° 32.443'

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— United States Army —

Camps Hyder & Horn were established 10 miles north of Dateland in the fall of 1943. They were 2 of 15 desert camps built to harden and train United States Troops for service in World War II. The Desert Training Center was a simulated theater of operations that included portions of California, Arizona, and Nevada. The camps were Bouse, Clipper, Coxcomb, Desert Center, Essex, Goffs, Granite, Horn, Hyder, Ibis, Iron Mountain, Laguna, Pilot Knob, Rice, and Young, as well as Rice Army Airfield. A total of 13 infantry and 7 armored divisions plus numerous smaller units were trained in this harsh environment. The training center was in operation for 2 years and was closed early in 1944 when the last units were shipped overseas. During this brief period over a million American soldiers were trained for combat. Units stationed at Hyder and Horn were the 77th, 81st and 104th Infantry Divisions.

This monument is dedicated to all the soldiers that served here and especially to those who gave their lives to end the Holocaust & defeat the Armed Forces of Nazi Germany, Fascist Italy, and Imperial Japan.
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HM NumberHMYY7
Series This marker is part of the Desert Training Center series, and the E Clampus Vitus series.
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Marker Number105
Year Placed2002
Placed ByLost Dutchman, Billy Holcomb, John P Squibob, Queho Posse, Peter Lebeck and Matt Warner Chapters, of E Clampus Vitus and Dateland Elementary School
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 13th, 2014 at 4:31am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)12S E 262088 N 3631909
Decimal Degrees32.79941667, -113.54071667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 47.965', W 113° 32.443'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 47' 57.90" N, 113° 32' 26.58" W
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Area Code(s)928
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 831 Ave 64 E, Dateland AZ 85333, US
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