Historic California Posts, Camps, Stations and Airfields
Grey Butte Auxiliary Field
(Victorville AAF Auxiliary Field No. 4)
Grey Butte Auxiliary Field, 1943
SITE NAME: Grey Butte Auxiliary Field #4, formerly "Victorville Army Air Field Auxiliary No.4 (Grey Butte Field)."

LOCATION: Grey Butte, California 23 miles west of Victorville.

Real estate records during Army Air Forces' possession are not available. Documentation found from the current owner indicates the field was in use from July 1943 to the early 1950's. The U.S. Army constructed four runways of bituminous material with B-2 runway (portable) lighting and mobile flood lighting. There were no hangars, shops or gasoline tanks on site. The current owner representative Harry Smith stated that some smaller buildings were on site but were demolished around 1968. No tanks or other hazards exist to his knowledge. The site was purchased from the government between 1953 and 1955 by John Tudor, et. ale for about $50.00 an acre. A water well was the only improvement on site. The McDonnell Corporation leased the property in the 1960's. In May 1984, McDonnell Douglas Technologies Inc. purchased the property from the Tudor Estate. Currently the site is being used as a microwave measurement station. There is a well developed complex of approximately fifteen metal buildings and an antenna farm on site.
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Extract, US Army Air Forces Directory of Airfields, January 1945
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