Camp Ibis
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ggmorton
N 34° 58.171 W 114° 49.966
11S E 697852 N 3871808
Quick Description: An old army training center in the California desert.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 9/28/2007 11:57:14 AM
Waymark Code: WM29NX
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member WalruZ
Views: 98

Long Description:
Camp Ibis was established at this site in the Spring of 1942-one of eleven such camps built in the California-Arizona Desert to harden and train United States Troops for service on the battlefields of World War II. The 440th AAA AW Battalion was activated per General Order No. 1 at Camp Haan, CA on July 1, 1942. It trained at Camp M.A.A.R. (Irwin), Camps Young, Iron Mountain, Ibis, and then Camps Pickett, VA and Steward, GA. The battalion shipped out to England in December 1943 and landed in Normandy on D-3. The unit earned 5 Battle Stars and 2 Foreign Awards while serving with the 1st, 3rd, 7th, and 9th U.S. Armies, the 1st French Army and the 2nd British Army, 7 different corps and 5 different divisions. The 440th AAA AW BN was deactivated in December 1944.

Marker Number: 985.00

Marker Name: Camp Ibis

County: San Bernardino

Has Official CA Plaque: yes

Marker Dedication Date: 05/01/1987

Location:
8 mi E of Needles on Hwy 40 go N on Hwy 95 1.9 mi


Website: [Web Link]

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