Coxcomb Divisional Camp - Riverside County CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Peter and Gloria
N 33° 54.498 W 115° 14.882
11S E 661973 N 3753370
Quick Description: This E Clampus Vitus Historical Marker is on Hwy 177 about 10 miles south of Hwy 62 in Riverside County, California.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 2/21/2011 2:18:29 PM
Waymark Code: WMAT70
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Bernd das Brot Team
Views: 6

Long Description:
Full text from marker:
"Coxcomb Divisional Camp
Camp Coxcomb
Desert Training Center
California - Arizona Manuever Area

Camp Coxcomb was established at this site in the spring of 1942. It was one of twelve such camps built in the southwestern deserts to harden and train United States troops for service on the battlefields of World War II. The Desert Training Center was a simulated theater of operations that included portions of California, Arizona and Nevada. The other camps were Young, Granite, Iron Mountain, Ibis, Clipper, Pilot Knob, Laguna, Horn, Hyder, Bouse and Rice.

A total of 13 infantry divisions and 7 armored divisions plus numerous smaller units were trained in this harsh environment, the training center was in operation for almost 2 years and was closed early in 1944 when the last units were shipped overseas. During the brief period of operation over one millions American soldiers were trained for combat.

This monument is dedicated to all the soldiers that served here, and especially for those who gave their lived in battle, ending the holocaust and defeating the armed forces of Nazi Germany, Fascist Italy and Imperial Japan.

Plaque placed by the Billy Holcomb Chapter of
the Ancient & Honorable order of E Clampus
Vitus, the Veterans of the 6th Armored Division, the 7th Armored Division Association and in co-operation
with the Bureau of Land Management, Needles
Resource Area.
November 11, 1989"
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