Near Desert Center in Riverside County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Palen Maneuver Area
The relatively calm and deserted setting of this area that has persisted throughout time, is in stark contrast to thousands of soldiers manning guns, tanks, artillery, and airplanes that rumbled through this area from 1942-1944.
A total of 7 armored divisions and 13 infantry divisions were trained here in the desert plus many non-divisional units. Over one million men were trained in this harsh environment.
This monument is dedicated to all of the soldiers that served here, and especially those that gave their
Erected 2017 by Billy Holcomb Chapter; E Clampus Vitus; California Desert District of the Bureau of Land Management.
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Military • War, World II. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1942.
Location. 33° 54.5′ N, 115° 14.861′ W. Marker is near Desert Center, California, in Riverside County. Memorial is at the intersection of Rice Road (Route 177) and Coxcomb Monument Road, on the left when traveling south on Rice Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Desert Center CA 92239, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Granite Divisional Camp (approx. 13.6 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on April 29, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 28, 2021, by Tim Wilcox of Los Angeles, California. This page has been viewed 31 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 28, 2021, by Tim Wilcox of Los Angeles, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.