Camp Kearny

Camp Kearny was a U.S. military base (first Army, later Navy) in San Diego, California, on the site of the current Marine Corps Air Station Miramar. It operated from 1917 to 1946.

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USS Akron (ZRS-4) - "Coast-to-Coast" Flight & Second Accident (May 1932)
... En route to Sunnyvale, California, Akron reached Camp Kearny in San Diego, on the morning of 11 May and attempted to moor ... mooring equipment needed by an airship of Akron's size were present, the landing at Camp Kearny was fraught with danger ... Nevertheless, Akron managed to moor at Camp Kearny later that day and proceeded thence to Sunnyvale ...
Camp Kearny - History - United States Marine Corps Use
... Marines took over the northern portion of Camp Kearny, which they christened Marine Corps Air Depot Camp Kearny ... Marines also developed a training base on the grounds of Camp Kearny called Camp Holcomb, named for Major-General Thomas Holcomb who was then commandant of the ... training base, Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, so the Marines replaced Camp Holcomb with a much larger training base directly east of Camp Kearny which was called Camp ...
Marine Corps Air Station Miramar - History - World War II
... Camp Holcomb (later renamed Camp Elliott) was built on part of old Camp Kearny, to be used for Marine artillery and machine gun training ... Camp Elliott became home to Fleet Marine Force Training Center, West Coast and the 2nd Marine Division, charged with defending the California coast ... The Navy commissioned Naval Auxiliary Air Station (NAAS) Camp Kearny in February 1943, specifically to train crews for the Consolidated PB4Y-2 Privateer, which was built less than 10 miles (16 km ...

Famous quotes containing the word camp:

    The triumphs of peace have been in some proximity to war. Whilst the hand was still familiar with the sword-hilt, whilst the habits of the camp were still visible in the port and complexion of the gentleman, his intellectual power culminated; the compression and tension of these stern conditions is a training for the finest and softest arts, and can rarely be compensated in tranquil times, except by some analogous vigor drawn from occupations as hardy as war.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)