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Desert Training Center
The Desert Training Center, with camps located in California, Arizona, and Nevada, trained a combined total of 1 million troops between 1943 and 1944. Units stationed here were the 77th, 81st, and 104th Infantry Divisions.
 
 
 

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Camp Granite
104th Inf Div:  Camp Granite, California - 4 March 1944  S2,   
In 1942, the War Department acquired 67,907.5 acres through public land transfer from the U.S. Department of the Interior and leases from the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. The site was used as a divisional camp during World War II troop training maneuvers by General George Patton, Jr. The divisional camp was one of many associated with the Desert Training Center/California-Arizona Maneuver Area (DTC/CAMA).

One of the DTC/CAMA camps established in 1943 Camp Granite was located about 45 miles west of tile Colorado River. In June 1943 the 76th Field Artillery Brigade was at Camp Granite although the permanent camp had not yet been completed. After the 76th Field Artillery Brigade departed, the 90th Infantry Division took its place and trained there.

The property was declared excess March 30, 1944. On two different occasions between 1944 and 1952, the Department of the Army and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers conducted range clearance operations. Again from 17-30 May 1964, the Department of Defense used the DTC/CAMA for a military exercise code named, DESERT STRIKE.

Camp Granite is located on State Route 62 just east on its junction with State Route 177. Camp Granite is on the south side of the road while Camp Iron Mountain is on the north. Both Camps are visible from the highway. S3,       33 0' 25.20" N     115 8' 2.40" W

 

 
 

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Camp Horn
National Register of Historic Places/ Arizona - "Camp Horn Monument"
Location: 
Approx 8 mi. N of Interstate 8 , Dateland, Arizona
Period of Significance: 1925-1949
Historic Sub-function: Monument/Marker
"Camp Horn"
One of 15 camps established in 1943 to train troops for desert warfare in Africa. The Desert Training Center, with camps located in California, Arizona, and Nevada, trained a combined total of 1 million troops between 1943 and 1944. Units stationed here were the 77th, 81st, and 104th Infantry Divisions. Agriculture has blotted out most of what remains of this camp.

Location:  32.9259957N   113.5735703W
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Norma was in Phoenix for a time around Jan, Feb 1944 staying in town at the Windsor Hotel, Room 106 - PC-052, PC-098, PC-113
 

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Camp Hyder
Camp Hyder is located in Yuma County, AZ. WW2 soldiers trained for desert warfare here. Very little of the camp remains today.  Directions: Take exit 87 on I-8 and drive 9 miles to the north. Hyder is after Aqua Caliente. S1,
Camp Hyder - Web Page:  http://www.ghosttowns.com/states/az/hyder.html   - Some information and photos 
Norma was in Phoenix for a time around Jan, Feb 1944 staying in town at the Windsor Hotel, Room 106 - PC-052, PC-098, PC-113
"Hyder Divisional Camp-Horn Divisional Camp Desert Training Center - California-Arizona Maneuver Area, United States Army" (Marker)  S6,
CAMA (California/Arizona Maneuver Area) - http://www.militarymuseum.org/CAMA.html  
"Camps Hyder and Horn"  S7,
Four of the DTC's 15 divisional camps were located in Arizona: Bouse, Laguna, Hyder and Horn. Camp Hyder is about 70 miles east of Yuma, near the Gila River and in close proximity to Camp Horn. The Tlth Infantry Division, the first foot soldiers of the DTC, trained here from April to September of 1943. Camp Horn, a short distance west of Hyder, is most closely associated with the 81st Infantry Division, which occupied the area from June to November of 1943. Today a large portion of 11'1e former camp is owned by a farming company and has been largely cleared of evidence of its former existence. However, a pyramidal memorial honoring seven soldiers who died here still stands. The 104th Infantry Division also trained at this location. mounted a broken thermometer. If you fought at Palen Pass you can mount one salt tablet on it. and if you climbed Fourth of July Butte you are authorized to wear on it one small cactus lobe."
"Hyder, AZ"
Hyder is a ghost-town in Yuma County, Arizona. During World War II it was the training spot of General Patton's desert forces. 
Location:  33.01755701N    113.3469022W
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"Camp Hyder"
One of 15 temporary camps built as part of General Patton's Desert Training Center, the site has been obliterated by agriculture. The camps were built in 1943 and considered surplus in 1944 after the men were trained and sent to Africa to fight. Over a million men were trained at the DTC.
Location:  33.0213207N    113.376224W
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S2 "Addendum" http://www.104infdiv.org/ADDENDUM.htm   
S3 "Historic California Posts:  Camp Granite"  
S4 http://wikimapia.org/714107/Camp-Horn-site  (Map of Camp Horn site included)  
S5 http://wikimapia.org/1897167/Camp-Hyder-site  (Map of Camp Hyder site included)  
S6 http://www.hmdb.org/marker.asp?marker=28933  
S7 http://www.quehoposse.org/datelan.html  
S8 http://wikimapia.org/1905137/Hyder-AZ  (Map of Hyder, AZ site included)  
S9 http://www.ghosttowns.com/states/az/hyder.html  
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