Chiriaco Summit in Riverside County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Camp Young Airstrip
Camp Young - Headquarters
—Desert Training Center California-Arizona Maneuver Area —
This monument is dedicated to those American soldiers who trained here and who gave their lives in the victory over Imperial Japan and Nazi Germany, and in ending the Holocaust.
Erected 2001 by Billy Holcomb Chapter No. 1069, E Clampus Vitus in cooperation with the Patton Museum. (Marker Number 106.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Desert Training Center, and the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
Location. 33° 39.696′ N, 115° 43.174′ W. Marker is in Chiriaco Summit, California, in Riverside County. Marker is on Chiriaco Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is located east of the General Patton Memorial Museum, at the southwest
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Chiriaco Family (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of Contractors General Hospital (about 700 feet away but has been reported missing); Catapults (about 700 feet away); Romero Pass (about 700 feet away); Scythed Chariots (about 700 feet away); Cannons (about 800 feet away); 33-barreled Organs (about 800 feet away); California-Arizona Maneuver Area (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chiriaco Summit.
Regarding Camp Young Airstrip. This airstrip at the first camp, Camp Young, was named after General Samuel B.M. Young, who as a Captain in the Eight Cavalry in the late 1860's, patrolled the Mojave Road as part of his California assignment. This pass location has also been known at various times as Shaver's Summit, Romero Pass, Bradshaw Pass and Grant Pass. SOURCE: Billy Holcomb Chapter 1069 35th Anniversary Plaque Book by Phillip Holdaway
Categories. • Air & Space • War, World II •
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