Camp Beale (1942-Present) - A U.S. Army training camp established in 1942 during World War II in Yuba County, California. Named after General Edward F. Beale, California Militia, western explorer and pioneer. The camp was deactivated in 1947 and transferred to the U.S. Air Force in 1948 and renamed Beale Air Force Base in 1951. Now an active Air Force Base.
Camp Beale opened in October 1942, as a training site for the 13th Armored and the 81st and 96th Infantry Divisions. Camp Beale's 86,000 acres were home for more than 60,000 soldiers, a German prisoner-of-war encampment, and a 1,000-bed hospital.
The camp closed in 1947 and the property was transferred to the U.S. Air Force in 1948. See Beale Air Force Base.
Currently an active Air Force Base, Beale Air Force Base, Yuba County, California
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