Posts, Camps, Stations and Airfields
A Forest Service campground located at
Mott, California (five miles north of Dunsuir, California) .
The camp was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps during
the 1930s. The June 1943 edition of the Station List of the Army
of the United States indicated that Company A, 771st Military
Police Battalion (Zone of the Interior) garrisoned the site.
The mission of the company, as well as the rest of the battalion,
was to provide security to the North-South line of the Southern
On 10 June 1943, a B-24E (serial number
42-7119) from the 7th Bombardment Squadron at Salinas Army Air
Based crashed near the town of Weed, California. The 11 June
1943 issue of the Weed Press stated:
About two hours later, authorities
and army men started arriving from Camp Mott and Redding. Armed
guards have been placed about the wreckage, awaiting the arrival
of army officials from Salinas. Lt. Cole of the Redding Army
Air Base is in charge.