Desert Training Center California-Arizona Maneuver Area - Chiriaco Summit, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
N 33° 39.696 W 115° 43.353
11S E 618439 N 3725367
Quick Description: The former site of the largest military training ground ever to exist in Chiriaco Summit, California.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 9/25/2021 9:20:12 AM
Waymark Code: WM1515H
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache
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Long Description:
The plaque says, "The D.T.C. was established by Major General George S. Patton, Jr., in response to a need to train American combat troops for battle in North Africa during World War II. The camp, which began operation in 1942, covered 18,000 square miles. It was the largest military training ground ever to exist. Over one million men were trained at the eleven sub-camps (seven in California)."
Admission Fee: Free

Opening Days/Times:
24/7


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Supplementary Related Website: Not listed

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