Ibis Divisional Camp - Desert Training Center

Ibis Divisional Camp - Desert Training Center (HMY7E)

Location: Shawnee, CA 66203 San Bernardino County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 58.171', W 114° 49.959'

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California - Arizona Maneuver Area

— 440th Anti - Aircraft Artillery - (Automatic Weapons) Battalion —

Camp Ibis was established at this site in the spring of 1942 - one of eleven such camps built in the California - Arizona Desert to harden and train United States Troops for service on the battlefields of World War II.

The 440th AAA AW Battalion was activated per General Order No. 1 at Camp Haan, CA, on July 1, 1942. It trained at Camp M.S.S.R. (Irwin), Camps Young, Iron Mountain, Ibis, and then Camps Pickett, VA. & Stewart, GA. The battalion shipped out to England in December, 1943 & landed in Normandy on D+3. The unit earned 5 battle stars & 2 Foreign Awards while serving with the 1st, 3rd, 7th, 9th U.S. Armies, the 1st French Army & the 2nd British Army, 7 different corps & 5 different divisions. The 440th AAA AW BN was deactivated in December 1945.
HM NumberHMY7E
Series This marker is part of the Desert Training Center series, and the E Clampus Vitus series.
Year Placed1987
Placed ByBilly Holcomb & John P. Squibob Chapters of E Clampus Vitus with the Veterans of the 440th AAA AW Battalion in Cooperation with Bureau of Land Management, Needles Resource Area
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Date Added Sunday, September 14th, 2014 at 7:55am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 697863 N 3871808
Decimal Degrees34.96951667, -114.83265000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 58.171', W 114° 49.959'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 58' 10.26" N, 114° 49' 57.54" W
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Area Code(s)913, 785, 816
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 10405 Unnamed Road, Shawnee CA 66203, US
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