California-Arizona Maneuver Area
— 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.
|Series||This marker is part of the Desert Training Center series, and the E Clampus Vitus series.|
|Placed By||Lost Dutchman, Billy Holcomb, John P Squibob, Queho Posse, Peter Lebeck and Matt Warner Chapters, of E Clampus Vitus and Dateland Elementary School|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, October 13th, 2014 at 4:31am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||12S E 262088 N 3631909|
|Decimal Degrees||32.79941667, -113.54071667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 32° 47.965', W 113° 32.443'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||32° 47' 57.90" N, 113° 32' 26.58" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 831 Ave 64 E, Dateland AZ 85333, US|
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