Camp Stoneman

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World War II combat survivors of Company B, 124th Infantry Regiment, 31st Infantry Division, at Camp Stoneman in December 1945.

Camp Stoneman was a United States Army military facility located in Pittsburg, California. It served as a major staging area for the Army in World War II and the Korean War.

Camp Stoneman opened May 28, 1942, for the purpose of staging troops for the Pacific Theater of Operations. The camp was named after George Stoneman, a cavalry commander during the Civil War, and Governor of California. It was decommissioned as a military post in 1954.

Mach 21, 1951, view of Pittsburg, Calif., with Camp Stoneman in the lower left, bordered by Railroad Ave., Contra Costa Canal, and California Street.

The camp had a railroad track across the north side for receiving and shipping men. Next to this were many buildings with loading docks, many which were still there in 2017 along Bliss Avenue. There were seven barracks areas, each consisting of nine blocks (3 x 3) surrounding a mess hall.

Units staged at Camp Stoneman[edit]

345th Bombardment Group (Air Apaches)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2d Filipino Battalion (Separate) (Formerly 1st Battalion, 2d Filipino Regiment) Service Summary". history.army.mil. United States Army. Retrieved 13 May 2015. 
  • The California State Military Museum
October 11, 1947, view of Camp Stoneman (rotated horizontal), bordered by Railroad Avenue on west, Contra Costa Canal on the south, and what in 2017 are California Avenue on the north, and Arlington Circle to the east
1945 sketch of Camp Stoneman identifying Railroad Avenue and Bliss Avenue (other streets have new names)
Camp Stoneman Gate 1, at what is now 2527 Railroad Avenue, looking east. The pylon on the left is now one block east, in a park at Harbor Street and Presidio Lane.

Coordinates: 38°00′33.5″N 121°53′11.65″W / 38.009306°N 121.8865694°W / 38.009306; -121.8865694