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Unknown WW2 era Army camp near Pearblossom around the Palmdale/ Lancaster area


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Very cool! Thanks for sharing that.

Always searching for items from 83rd Div (WWII), 3rd Div (Korea), and anything related to the Civil War in Arkansas or Missouri! Will buy or trade!

 

In memory of Pvt Roland L. Gates, Co G, 2nd Bn, 15th Inf, 3rd Division. KIA 15 June 1953 defending Outpost Harry.

 

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Yea this is definitely awesome, Google earth has been a god send in being able to find old camps.

 

For the most part the grid layouts although overgrown still very much exist and can be seen clearly.

 

I've looked at a few camps out in California/arizona via GE that Patton used

 

I believe there's like 11 camps that made up the desert training center and x amount of airfields too

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Google earth helps if you have a search area and an idea of what your looking for. After finding a crash site I've gone back to see what they look like on Google earth and unless you went to the crash site and have exact numbers you would never know you are looking at a crash site. They are too small and have a minimal foot print. That camp was the same thing, You have to know what you are looking for,

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On 8/16/2017 at 2:51 PM, P-59A said:

I was goggle earth searching a broader area and saw a bombing circle a few miles away next to a water canal. I had no idea that was there. I don't know if they are connected, but they are both WW2 era.

Hi!

A little late to this, but the "bombing circle" was made sometime between 1953 and 1955 and complete sometime between '55 and '59 (one complete circle and two 3/4 circles).  It might've been a type of bombing ring, but not WWII era.  Perhaps rudimentary photo recon imaging for EAFB or photo bombing ring?  In '59 there's a house just 1/2 mi NE of the bomb center so if there was any live bombing, it had to have stopped by then.

On 8/16/2017 at 2:51 PM, P-59A said:

 

 

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4 hours ago, RickJ said:

Hi!

A little late to this, but the "bombing circle" was made sometime between 1953 and 1955 and complete sometime between '55 and '59 (one complete circle and two 3/4 circles).  It might've been a type of bombing ring, but not WWII era.  Perhaps rudimentary photo recon imaging for EAFB or photo bombing ring?  In '59 there's a house just 1/2 mi NE of the bomb center so if there was any live bombing, it had to have stopped by then.

 

Better late than never. Thanks for the info.

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P59, there is a lady in Palmdale who runs Gramercy Square.

 

She has lived in the area all her life and knows where many lost areas are.

 

Like the communist party community that no longer exists.

 

 Here is a satellite photo of Gramercy Square.

 

She has a huge pile of M1 steel helmets all rusted together.

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