#0985 Desert Training Center, California-Arizona Maneuver Area - Camp Pilot Knob

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#0985 Desert Training Center, California-Arizona Maneuver Area - Camp Pilot Knob

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Sidewinder Rd, 200 yards N of I-8, Felicity

32.750941,-114.754783

Plaque information:

State plaque

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Site of 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.

Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the Bureau of Land Management and Squibob Chapter, E Clampus Vitus, November 10, 1990.

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