CCC Camps

Civilian Conservation Corps 1938
966th Company, Camp Bly
Bly, Oregon

(taken from a 1938 yearbook owned by Hazel Gendron)

(Pictures at the bottom)

Names History
Accuardi, Joseph
Allen, Steven
Anderberg, William
Anderberg, William
Anderson, Oral
Atkins, James
Ayris, Loyal
Bagley, Elzie
Baker, John
Barnhouse, Richard
Brenaman, Jesse
Buonocore, Lawrence W.
Buoy, Delbert
Burke, Kenneth
Burns, John
Buss, John
Campbell, George
Carkhuff, Jack
Carolan, Owen
Cavin, Floyd
Chamberlain, Edward
Christianson, Lloyd
Collins, Floyd
Dallman, Aldon
Davis, James
Dennis, Lewis
Denny, John
DeWitt, Archie
Dominy, Morgan
Doty, Roy
Dowty, Erwin
Drake, Arnold
Ellis, Calvin
Emmons, John
Fieguth, Dale
Finney, Frederick
Fish, Dale
Fletcher, Ernest S.
Foster, Earl
Gardner, James
Gaylord, Ivan
Griffith, Charles
Halvorson, Robert
Harris, Ray J.
Harris, Willard
Hector, Fred
Hensley, George
Hobbs, Gordon
Hoffman, Aaron
Hoffman, William
Hogan, William
Houck, Ernest
Hyde, Frank
Icenhower, George
Jacobs, Leo
Karsten, William
Klein, Robert
Knight, Thomas
Leppert, Louis
Lethlean, William
Lewis, Elden
Limbocker, Clyde
Markham, Edward
McBride, Robert
McCullough, William
McDaniels, Alfred
McIntosh, Lowel
Meyers, Roland
Miller, Wesley
Milner, Ward
Moreland, Clifford
Murray, Robert
Oddie, Gilbert M.
Osborne, Warren
Paddock, John
Palmer, Donald
Palmer, William
Pardue, Russel
Pefley, Lewis
Petty, Rollie
Ping, Kenneth
Rhoads, Milton
Richardson, Bill
Richardson, Robert
Roberts, Russell
Rockwill, Modis
Rohner, Preston E.
Rust, Donald
Sanders, Charles
Schierman, Gordon
Shaw, Harold
Sherick, Clarence
Shirley, Jack
Silva, Frank
Sims, William
Son, Mobillion
Sparks, Joseph
Speck, LeRoy
Stewart, Roy
Stone, Fred
Sutton, George
Thom, Lawrence
Thompson, Jerry
Tomlin, Robert
Usher, Robert
VanGorder, Fred
Voreas, George
Westcoatt, M. R.
Yadon, Burke
 Company 966th was first organized at Fort Lewis, Washington, May 21, 1933. At this time Capt. Long, three Regular Army sergeants, and forty enrollees entrained at 2:15 p.m. en route to Alpine, Oregon, for Camp Cliff Springs F-48, Silver Lake, Oregon, which is about sixty miles from Lapine, Oregon.

 The company strength increased to 209 men by the 10th of June.

 On October 2, an advance cadre of 16 men  was sent to Camp Carberry Creek to start camp construction. October 23 the whole company moved from Camp Cliff Springs to Camp Carberry Creek. The camp was not completed yet and the men made their beds under the stars.

 On December 4, First Lieut. B. C. King, CA-Res., was assigned to camp Carberry Creek and took command December 15, 1933.

 March 23, 25 men were sent out as an advance cadre to Dog Lake, with First Lieut. King in command. The camp was situated on the edge of a lake about 32 miles west and south of Lakeview, Oregon.

 April 25, the main camp moved to Dog Lake. It was only a summer camp and was of a temporary nature. The men lived in tents. The mess-hall, bath-house, latrine, cooler, bakery and electric light-shed were of wood construction. The rest of the buildings were tents with wooden floors.

 May 23 and 24, there were 108 men on fires.

 On July 10, 1934, there were 37 men discharged of the original group who first joined the company. This left but three of the “old soldiers”.

 During July the men experienced a great deal of fire-fighting. Ninety men were sent to the Sugar Loaf Mountain fire in California. The entire company was sent to Rosy Creek fire which broke out shortly after the men returned from the Sugar Loaf Mountain fire. They were then sent to the Summit Prairie fire. They returned to camp on August 3rd, tired and dirty, with only almost fifteen days continuous fire-fighting experience.

 During the next four or five months the men were in engaged in road construction and b ridge building at Camp Carberry Creek.

 On May 7th, 1935, 31 men were sent to Dog Lake from Camp Carberry as an advance cadre and on the 10th of the month a change of station from Carberry to Dog Lake took place. 

 July 17, there were 70 men sent out to the Bonanza fire and 45 men were sent to the Fish Lake fire.

 Another change of station was to take place and on October 22, 1935, 7 men were sent in advance to Bly, followed by 9 men on the 24th, ten men on the 25th, and 25 men on the 26th, which made a total of 52 men stationed at Bly and by the 10th of the month Camp Dog lake was evacuated and the whole company had moved to Camp Bly F-119, Bly Oregon.

 On October 30, Capt. Preston E. Rohner, Inf-Res., relieved Capt. Buford E. Boy, Inf-Res., as Commanding Officer. 

 During the first twelve months at Bly, the company was engaged in road construction and improvement, camp ground development, bridge building, building construction and fighting spot fires.

 On July 30, the entire company, with the exception of a fire guard, turned out to look for a woman who was supposedly lost on Quartz Mountain. However, it was later learned that she had hitch-hiked to her home in Portland, Oregon.

 The Company strength at the end of August was 59. 

 October 10, 80 men were enrolled from Vancouver Barracks. October 13 men arrived from Klamath Falls. October 14, Capt. Bayard C. Taylor, Air-Res., was transferred from Camp South Umpqua Falls to Camp Bly.

 October 15, 20 men were transferred from Camp Gunter to Camp Bly. October 16, 13 men were received from Vancouver Barracks. October 19, 7 men were enrolled from Klamath Falls. October 26, 2 men arrived from Klamath Falls. October 29, 4 men were sent to Camp Bly from Medford District Headquarters. The company strength at the end of October was 188.

 On November 10, 58 men from camp at Hart Mountain were attached to this organization, making a total of 246 men who are attached to or are a part of this company.

 During the past year the company has won the Medford District Flag three times, having attained the highest rating in the District, and attained honorable mention each other month with the exception of June.

All Southern Oregon and Nothern California Camps from 1938 yearbook
Ninth District Camps and locations in 1938 and description