Hyder Divisional Camp-Horn Divisional Camp Desert Training Center
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member leadhiker
N 32° 47.965 W 113° 32.443
12S E 262088 N 3631909
Quick Description: This was the largest Army base in the world covering some 18,000 square miles. It stretched from the outskirts of Pomona, California eastward to within 50 miles of Phoenix, Arizona, southward to the suburbs of Yuma, Arizona and northward into Nevada.
Location: Arizona, United States
Date Posted: 5/17/2010 11:22:27 AM
Waymark Code: WM8VKC
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member cache_test_dummies
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Long Description:
Hyder Divisional Camp-Horn Divisional Camp Desert Training Center
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. 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.
Marker Name: Hyder Divisional Camp-Horn Divisional Camp Desert Training Center

Type of history commemorated: Event

County: Yuma

Name of any agency/ agencies setting marker:
Lost Dutchman, Billy Holcomb, John P Squtbor Queho Posse, Peter Lebeck and Matt Warner Chapters, of E Clampus Vitus and Dateland Elementary School.

Year placed: 2002

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