Camp Young - Headquarters
— Desert Training Center California-Arizona Maneuver Area —The Camp Young Airstrip was established at this site in March 1942 by order of General George S. Patton. It was used to provide Camp Young with supplies and other essential material. It supported air transportation for the command staff of the Desert Training Center. General Patton also had his personal airplane stationed here. The field was 6000' long and 300' wide. It was capable of handling C-47 Skytrains, C-46 Air Commandos, and C-54 Skymasters. The general service agency deeded the strip to the County of Riverside on June 2, 1948.
|Series||This marker is part of the Desert Training Center series, and the E Clampus Vitus series.|
|Placed By||Billy Holcomb Chapter No. 1069, E Clampus Vitus in cooperation with the Patton Museum|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at 5:10am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||11S E 618715 N 3725371|
|Decimal Degrees||33.66160000, -115.71956667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 33° 39.696', W 115° 43.174'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||33° 39' 41.76" N, 115° 43' 10.44" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 62450 Chiriaco Rd, Indio CA 92201, US|
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