Camp Cooke Memorial

Camp Cooke Memorial (HMYHK)

Location: VAFB, CA 93437 Santa Barbara County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 44.185', W 120° 32.056'

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1941 - 1946

First Marker:
5th Armored Division
"Victory"
Activated Ft. Knox, KY - 1 October 1941 · VAFB (then Camp Cooke) February 1942 - March 1943 · Desert & Tennessee Maneuvers - 1942 & 1943 · Deployed to E.T.O. February 1944 · Landed Utah Beach, Normandy 25 July 1944
Normandy * Northern France * Rhineland * Ardennes-Alsace * Central Europe
First Allied Division to enter Germany 11 September 1944. At War's end was closest unit to Berlin on the Elbe River
Dedicated to all the brave men of the 5th A.D. in World War II

Second Marker:
6th Armored Division
"The Super Sixth"
Activated Ft. Knox, KY - 15 February 1942 · Camp Chaffee, Ark. - Louisiana Maneuvers · Camp Young - California Desert · Camp Cooke (VAFB), Calif. · Landed Utah Beach 18 July 1944
Normandy * Northern France * Rhineland * Ardennes-Alsace * Central Europe
Last Combat Death 24 April 1945
Dedicated to the 1,274 men of the 6th Armored Division who gave their lives in World War II, the 4,378 wounded and 52 missing in action.

Third Marker:
11th Armored Division
"Thunderbolts"
Activated Camp Polk, LA - 15 August 1942 · Louisiana Manuevers · Camp Barkley, Abilene, TX · Camp Ibis - California Desert · Camp Cooke (VAFB), CA · Landed France December 10, 1944
Ardennes-Alsace * Rhineland * Central Europe
Dedicated to the men of the 11th Armored Division who died or were wounded during World War II.

Fourth Marker:
In deep appreciation for the untiring efforts of
Colonel James A. McDonough, USAR Ret
5th Armored Division Association
and
Colonel William A. Hamberg, USA Ret
5th Armored Division Association
in making this memorial a reality on Vandenberg Air Force Base
October 1991
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HM NumberHMYHK
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Year Placed1991
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Date Added Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 2:44pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 725746 N 3846582
Decimal Degrees34.73641667, -120.53426667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 44.185', W 120° 32.056'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 44' 11.10" N, 120° 32' 3.36" W
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Area Code(s)805, 661
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 205 New Mexico Ave, VAFB CA 93437, US
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