Historic California Posts, Camps,
Stations and Airfields
El Segundo Storage
Weapons Reserve Plant, El Segundo)
The U.S. Navy operated an Industrial Weapons
Reserve Plant at the site until 1963. There are no records indicating
how or when the Navy acquired the site. In 1963 the 68.8 acre
site was transferred to the U.S. Air Force.
Between 1963 and 1974, the Air Force utilized
the site and buildings for the performance of various contracts
which included the manufacture of the B-70, Minuteman, X-15,
Saturn, Apollo, Atlas, Polaris, J-2 and F-1 engines. The Federal
Aviation Administration maintains three (3) aircraft hangars
at the southern end of the site. The FAA currently occupies two
and leases the third to Rockwell International. Numerous private
concerns are also operating on the site.
In 1974 the Air Force Quitclaim Deeded the 68.8 acres of property
to Rockwell International, with the exception of the FAA hangars.
The Los Angeles County Flood Control District has a perpetual
easement within this area of roughly .014 acre for storm drain
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