Camp Pilot Knob
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member GIDEON-X
N 32° 45.054 W 114° 45.276
11S E 710365 N 3625902
Quick Description: Desert Training Center
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 5/26/2008 2:26:16 PM
Waymark Code: WM3WK7
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Marky
Views: 41

Long Description:
DESERT TRAINING CENTER, CALIFORNIA-ARIZONA MANEUVER AREA (ESTABLISHED BY MAJOR GENERAL GEORGE S. PATTON, JR.) - CAMP PILOT KNOB - Camp Pilot Knob was a unit of the Desert Training Center, established by General George S. Patton, Jr., to prepare American troops for battle during World War II. It was the largest military training ground ever to exist. At the peak of activity here at Pilot Knob, June-December, 1943, the 85th Infantry Division, and the 36th and 44th Reconnaissance Squadrons of the 11th (Mechanized) Cavalry trained here for roles in the liberation of Europe, 1944-45.
Marker Number: 985.00

Marker Name: DESERT TRAINING CENTER, CALIFORNIA-ARIZONA MANEUVER AREA

County: Imperial

Has Official CA Plaque: yes

Marker Dedication Date: 11/01/1990

Location:
Location: On Sidewinder Rd, 200 yards N of I-8, Town of Felicity


Website: Not listed

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