California World War II Army Airfields

California World War II Army Airfields

* Marysville AAF, 3 miles south of Marysville.: Now: Yuba County Airport Airport codes|MYV|KMYV
* McClellan Field, 9 miles northeast of Sacramento: 4895th Army Air Force Base Unit: Was: McClellan Air Force Base (1947-2001): Now: McClellan Airfield
airport codes|MCC|KMCC|MCC
* Muroc Flight Test Base/AAF, 23 miles southeast of Mojave: Also used by Fourth Air Force: 323d Army Air Force Base Unit (AAF): 477th Army Air Force Base Unit (FTB): Now: :: Blythe AAF, 7 miles west of Blythe:: Sub-field of Muroc AAF:: 358th Army Air Force Base Unit:: Now: Blythe Airport Airport codes|BLH|KBLH:: Palmdale AAF, Palmdale:: Sub-field of Muroc AAF:: Now: Palmdale Regional Airport/USAF Plant 42
Airport codes|PMD|KPMD
* Oakland MAP, Oakland: 507th Army Air Force Base Unit: Now: Metropolitan Oakland International Airport
Airport codes|OAK|KOAK
* Redding AAF, 6 miles southeast of Redding: Now: Redding Municipal Airport
airport codes|RDD|KRDD|RDD
* San Bernardino AAF, 2 miles southeast of San Bernardino: 499th Army Air Force Base Unit: Was: Norton Air Force Base (1947-1994): Now: San Bernardino International Airport
Airport codes|SBD|KSBD|SBD:: Desert Center AAF, 1 mile northeast of Desert Center:: Sub-base of San Bernardino AAF:: VI Air Support Command (AGF):: 475th Army Air Force Base Unit:: Now: Desert Center Airport Airport codes|L64:: Rice AAF, Rice:: Sub-base of San Bernardino AAF:: VI Air Support Command (AGF):: 475th Army Air Force Base Unit:: San Diego MAP, San Diego:: Sub-base of San Bernardino AAF:: Now: San Diego International Airport
Airport codes|SAN|KSAN
* Santa Monica MAP, Santa Monica: Now: Santa Monica Municipal Airport
Airport codes|SMO|KSMO

Air Transport Command
* Fairfield-Suisun AAF, 5 miles southeast of Fairfield.: Now:
airport codes|SUU|KSUU|SUU
* Hammer AAF, 5 miles northeast of Fresno: Joint Use with United States Navy (NATS): 50th Army Air Force Base Unit: Now: Fresno Yosemite International Airport
Airport codes|FAT|KFAT:: Hayward AAF, 2 miles west of Hayward:: Sub-base of Hammer AAF :: Now: Hayward Executive AirportAirport codes|HWD|KHWD:: Bakersfield-Kern County MAP, Bakersfield:: Sub-base of Hammer AAF :: Now: Bakersfield Municipal Airport Airport codes|L45:: Visalia AAF, Visalia:: Sub-base of Hammer AAF :: Now: Visalia Municipal Airport Airport codes|VIS|KVIS
* Long Beach AAF, 4 miles northeast of Long Beach: 6th Ferrying Group: 348th Army Air Force Base unit: Now: Long Beach Airport
Airport codes|LGB|KLGB|LGB:: Lomita Landing Strip, Lomita:: Sub Base of Long Beach AAF
* Palm Springs AAF, 3 miles east of Palm Springs: 21st Ferrying Group: 459th Army Air Force Base Unit: Now: Palm Springs International Airport
airport codes|PSP|KPSP|PSP
* Salinas AAB, 4 miles southeast of Salinas.: Joint with Fort Ord: 301st Army Air Force Base Unit: Now: Salinas Municipal Airport
airport codes|SNS|KSNS|SNS
* San Francisco MAP, San Francisco: Now: San Francisco International Airport
Airport codes|SFO|KSFO
* Stockton Field, 3 miles south of Stockton: 60th Army Air Force Base Unit: Now: Stockton Metropolitan Airport
Airport codes|SCK|KSCK|SCK

Fourth Air Force
* Chico AAF, 5 miles north of Chico: 10th Army Air Force Base Unit: Now: Chico Municipal Airport
Airport codes|CIC|KCIC|CIC:: Sacramento MAP, Sacramento:: Sub-base of Chico AAF:: Now: Sacramento Executive Airport
Airport codes|SAC|KSAC
* Daggett MAP, Daggett:: Now: Barstow-Daggett Airport Airport codes|DAG|KDAG
* Hamilton Field AAF, 7 miles north of San Rafael: 46th Army Air Force Base Unit: Was: Hamilton Air Force Base (1947-1974): Now: Part of the Hamilton Wetland Restoration Project
* Lemoore AAF, 9 miles southwest of Lemoore: 88th Army Air Force Base Unit: Now: non-flying agricultural use.:: Porterville AAF, Porterville:: Sub-base of Leemore AAF:: Now: Porterville Municipal Airport Airport codes|PTV|KPTV
* March Field, 10 miles southeast of Riverside: 31st Army Air Force Base Unit: Was: March Air Force Base (1947-1993): Now: :: Shavers Summitt AAF, Indio:: Sub-base of March Field
* Merced AAF, 6 miles northwest of Merced: HQ Continental Air Forces: 90th Army Air Force Base Unit: Was: Castle Air Force Base (1947-1995): Now: Castle Airport airport codes|MER|KMER|MER
* Ontario AAF, 1 mile east of Ontario: 311th Army Air Force Base Unit: Now: LA/Ontario International Airport
Airport codes|ONT|KONT|ONT
* Oroville AAF, 3 miles southwest of Oroville.: Now: Oroville Municipal Airport Airport codes|OVE|KOVE
* Santa Maria AAF, Santa Maria: 483d Army Air Force Base Unit: Now: Santa Maria Public Airport Airport codes|SMX|KSMX:: Estrella AAF, 9 milex northwest of Paso Robles:: Sub-base of Santa Maria AAF:: Now: Paso Robles Municipal Airport
Airport codes|PRB|KPRB|PRB
* Santa Rosa AAF, 7 miles northwest of Santa Rosa: 493d Army Air Force Base Unit: Now: Charles M. Schulz - Sonoma County Airport
airport codes|STS|KSTS|STS
* Van Nuys MAP, Van Nuys: 505th Army Air Force Base Unit: Now: Van Nuys Airport Airport codes|VNY|KVNY:: Grand Central Air Terminal, Los Angeles:: Sub-base of Van Nuys
Oxnard:: Sub-base of Van Nuys
Oxnard Airport Airport codes|OXR|KSOXR

Army Air Forces Training Command
* Hawthorne MAP, Hawthorne: Western Flying Training Command: Now: Jack Northrop Field/Hawthorne Municipal Airport
Airport codes|HHR|KHHR
* Mather Field, 10 miles east of Sacramento: Western Flying Training Command: 67th Army Air Force Base Unit: Was: Mather Air Force Base (1947-1993): Now: Sacramento Mather Airport
Airport codes|MHR|KMHR|MHR
* Minter Field AAF, 14 miles northwest of Bakersfield: Western Flying Training Command: 64th Army Air Force Base Unit: Now: Shafter-Minter Field Airport
Airport codes|MIT|KMIT
* Santa Ana/Orange County AAF, 5 miles south of Santa Ana: 414th Army Air Force Base Unit: Western Flying Training Command: Now: John Wayne Airport
Airport codes|SNA|KSNA|SNA
* Thermal AAF, 2 miles southwest of Therman: Joint Use with United States Navy: VI Air Support Command (AGF): 475th Army Air Force Base Unit: Now: Jacqueline Cochran Regional Airport
Airport codes|TRM|KTRM
* Victorville AAF, 6 miles northwest of Victorville: Western Flying Training Command: 87th Army Air Force Base Unit: Was: George Air Force Base (1947-1992): Now: Southern California Logistics Airport
Airport codes|VCV|KVCV

Known Secondary Facilities

Allen AF (25mi southeast of Taft) · Bakersfield MAP (4mi northwest of Bakersfield) · Banning Strip (1 mi southeast of Banning) · Bidwell Field (2mi southwest of Red Bluff) · Camp Kearney NAAS (9 mi northwest of San Diego) · Clover Field (3 miles east of Santa Monica) · Concord AAF (1 mi northwest of Concord) · Daggett MAP (6 mi east of Daggett) · Eagle Field (6 mi west of Dos Palos) · Eureka Navy APT (14 mi north of Eureka) · Grand Central Air Terminal (6 mi northwest of Glendale) · Half Moon Bay Flt Strip (5 mi northwest of Half Moon Bay) · Hawthorne Fld (1 mi east of Hawthorne) · Kern AF (21 mi southeast of Taft) · Kern County Field (1 mi west-northwest of Inyokern) · Kern County Field (5 mi west-northwest of Bakersfield) · Kearney-Mesa Airport (8 mi northeast of San Diego) · Lindbergh (2 mi west of San Diego) · Lomita Flt Strip (1 mi west of Lomita) · Los Angeles Fld (11 mi southwest of Los Angeles) · Lost Hills-Kern County (1 mi northeast of Lost Hills) · M C Flight Test Base (20 mi southeast of Mojve) · Metropolitan Airport (2 mi northwest of Van Nuys) · Mills Field (10 mi southwest of San Francisco) · Mines Field (10 mi southwest of Los Angeles) · Modesto Field (2 mi east-northeast of Modesto) · Montauge Afld (3 mi northeast of Montauge) · Napa Afld (5 mi south of Napa) · Oakland MAP (5 mi south of Oakland) · Orland (square mat, aux field, 20 mi west of Chico AAF) · Ortay-Mesa NAAS (14 mi east of San Diego) · Oxnard Flt. Strip 6 mi east of Oxnard) · Parker Aux (15 mi south of Taft) · Ream Field (12 mi south of San Diego) · Sacramento MAP (5 mi south of Sacramento) · San Diego MAP (1 mi west of San Diego) · San Diego NAS (North Island) · Shaver's Summit Fld (30 mi east-northeast of Indio) · Siskiyou Country Fld (5 mi northast of Montague) · Willows Afld (1 mi west of Willows) · Winters Flt Strip (7 mi northeast of Winers) · Van Nuys Metro Apt (17 miles northwest of Los Angeles) · Vina (square mat, aux field, 20 mi north of Chico AAF)

References

* Maurer, Maurer (1983). Air Force Combat Units Of World War II. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0892010924.
* Ravenstein, Charles A. (1984). Air Force Combat Wings Lineage and Honors Histories 1947-1977. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0912799129.
* Thole, Lou (1999), Forgotten Fields of America : World War II Bases and Training, Then and Now - Vol. 2. Pictorial Histories Pub . ISBN 1575100517
* [http://www.airfieldsdatabase.com/WW2/WW2.htm Military Airfields in World War II - California]

See also

*Crissy Field


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