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Camp Anza
(Arlington Staging Area; includes Camp Anza Prisoner of War Branch Camp)
 
This World War II staging area for the Los Angeles Port of Embakation, the located six miles southwest of Riverside and about 55 miles east of Los Angeles. The Army purchased, from private parties, the property for Camp Anza in 1942 and 1943. with construction beginning on July 3, 1942, and completed on February 15, 1943. It was activated on December 2, 1942, as Headquarters, Arlington Staging Area, but was redesignated Camp Anza on December 12, 1942. On November 5, 1942, it was activated as a reception center, and was redesignated Special Training Center on September 9, 1943. Camp Anza was deactivated March 31, 1946.
 
Camp Anza Prisoner of War Branch Camp
 
A temporary branch camp that existed from late 1945 untilthe camp was deactivated. This branch camp was subordinate to the Camp Haan Prisoner of War Camp.
 
Known Units at Camp Anza
 
Service Command Unit 1950
10th Army Air Forces Base Unit (Air Section, Port of Embarkation)
7th Ordnance Battalion. Arrived 10 January 1943, departed 19 January 1943
11th Cavalry Group, Mechanized
19th Liaison Squadron. 28 March 1944.
20th Tactical Reconnaisanse Squadron. 11-17 November 1945
20th General Hospital. Arrived 10 January 1943, departed 19 January 1943
21st Quartermaster Regiment (Colored). Arrived 10 January 1943, departed 19 January 1943
37th Infantry Division. Inactivated at Camp Anza 13 December 1945.
129th Infantry Regiment
145th Infantry Regiment
148th Infantry Regiment
Division Artillery
6th Field Artillery Battalion [105mm[
135th Field Artillery Battalion [105mm]
136th Field Artillery Battalion [155mm]
140th Field Artillery Battalion [105mm]
37th Reconnaissance Troop, Mechanized
117th Engineer Combat Battalion
37th Counter-Intelligence Corps Detachment
Headquarters Special Troops
Hqs Company, 37th Infantry Division
Military Police Platoon
737th Ordnance Light Maintenance Company
37th Quartermaster Company
37th Signal Company
38th Infantry Division. Inactivated at Camp Anza 1 November 1945.
149th Infantry Regiment
151st Infantry Regiment
152d Infantry Regiment
Division Artillery
138th Field Artillery Battalion [105mm[
139th Field Artillery Battalion [105mm]
150th Field Artillery Battalion [155mm]
163d Field Artillery Battalion [105mm]
38th Reconnaissance Troop, Mechanized
113th Engineer Combat Battalion
113th Medical Battalion
38th Counter-Intelligence Corps Detachment
Headquarters Special Troops
Hqs Company, 38th Infantry Division
Military Police Platoon
738th Ordnance Light Maintenance Company
38th Quartermaster Company
38th Signal Company
39th Bombardment Group (Very Heavy). 15-27 December 1945. Inactivated 27 December 1945.
60th Bombardment Squadron (Very Heavy)
61st Bombardment Squadron (Very Heavy)
62d Bombardment Squadron (Very Heavy)
44th Quartermaster War Dog Platoon. Inactivated at Camp Anza in 1946
45th Troop Carrier Squadron. Inactivated 26 December 1945 at Camp Anza.
48th Evacuation Hospital. Arrived 10 January 1943, departed 19 January 1943
73d Evacuation Hospital. Arrived 10 January 1943, departed 19 January 1943
88th Chemical Mortar Battalion. Inactivated at Camp Anza 29 December 1945.
89th Infantry Division
96th Infantry Division. Inactivated 3 February 1946.
97th Quartermaster Battalion. Inactivated 28 September 1945 at Camp Anza.
98th Airdrome Squadron. November 1943.
98th Chemical Mortar Battalion. Inactivated at Camp Anza 29 December 1945.
111th Infantry Regiment. Inactivated 22 November 1945.
124th Cavalry Regiment
127th Liaison Squadron (Commando) 2-10 November 1944
151st Medical Battalion. Arrived 10 January 1943, departed 19 January 1943
198th Field Artillery Battalion. Inactivated at Camp Anza 21 January 1946.
223d Field Artillery Battalion. Inactivated at Camp Anza 24 December 1945
321st Engineer Combat Battalion. Inactivated 3 February 46 at Camp Anza.
330th Engineer General Service Regiment. Arrived 10 January 1943, departed 19 January 1943
382d Bombardment Group (Very Heavy) 30 December 1945-4 January 1946, inactivated 4 January 1946
420th Bombardment Squadron (Very Heavy)
464th Bombardment Squadron (Very Heavy)
872d Bombardment Squadron (Very Heavy)
383d Bombardment Group (Very Heavy) Inactivated 3 January 1946.
876th Bombardment Squadron (Very Heavy)
880th Bombardment Squadron (Very Heavy)
884th Bombardment Squadron (Very Heavy)
443d Troop Carrier Group (Medium) 23-26 December 1945, in activated 26 December 1945.
1st Troop Carrier Squadron
2d Troop Carrier Squadron
27th Troop Carrier Squadron
315th Troop Carrier Squadron
478th Quartermaster Regiment. Arrived 10 January 1943, departed 19 January 1943
458th Bombardment Squadron (Very Heavy). 22-27 December 1945.
459th Bombardment Squadron (Very Heavy). In activated 21 December 1945 at Camp Anza.
468 Bombardment Group (Very Heavy)
798th Bombardment Squadron (Very Heavy)
503d Parachute Regimental Combat Team. Inactivated at Camp Anza
503d Parachute Infantry Regiment
462d Parachute Field Artillery Battalion
Company C, 161st Airborne Engineer Battalion
512th Troop Carrier Group. 23-24 December 1945
326th Troop Carrier Squadron
327th Troop Carrier Squadron
328th Troop Carrier Squadron
329th Troop Carrier Squadron
528th Antiaircraft Artillery Battalion. Inactivated 26 December 1945 at Camp Anza.
548th Quartermaster Battalion. Inactivated 28 September 1945.
Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment
3184th Quartermaster Service Company
3186th Quartermaster Service Company
3187th Quartermaster Service Company
640th Tank Detroyer Battalion. Inactivated 13 January 1946 at Camp Anza
931st Signal Battalion (Aviation)(Separate) 1-15 November 1944
1213th Military Police Company (1943)

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