Historic California Posts, Camps, Stations and Airfields
Campbell Auxiliary Field
In 1942, two acquisition authorizations allowed the War Department to acquire fee title to 470 acres of land, the total land acquired for the site. Also, two glide angle clearance permits were acquired for the removal or trimming of trees; however, no additional acreage was involved. The land was acquired and the airfield built for a total $5,875.00.
The Campbell Auxiliary Field was located 12 miles northwest of Chico, in Tehama County, California. Prior to acquisition by the War Department, the site was used for livestock grazing. The site was also referred to be the following names:
It was established as an auxiliary field to the Chico Army Air Field. Improvements to the site include a latrine, wooden crash truck and crew shelter, a fence, and a dust palliative surface treatment landing mat. The 31 December 1945 War Department, IInventory of Owned, Sponsored and Leased Facilities indicates that there were no facilities for the billeting of soldiers at this installation.
Accountability of the total 470 acres was assumed by the Federal Farm Management Corporation on July 12, 1946.
Coordinates: 39°54'10"N 121°55'41"W
Source: Sacramento District, US Army Corps of Engineers
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