Historic California Posts, Camps, Stations and Airfields
Hawes Auxiliary Field
(Victorville Auxiliary Field No. 1)
Hawes Auxiliary Field 20 April 1943
This site was one of four auxiliary fields for the Victorville Army Air Field (AAF) (later renamed George AFB). The Other three were Helendale, El Mirage and Grey Buttes. Site later used as a radio relay station and the outer marker for George AFB.

Hawes Auxillary Air Field participated in the 30,000 Pilot Training Program & later became a bombardier school.
The date of construction of Hawes is unknown.

The earliest reference to the field which has been located is the 1944 LA Sectional Chart, however photographs date to 1943.

The 1944 US Army/Navy Directory of Airfields described "Hawes Aux. #1, Army" as having a 5,600' hard-surface runway, and the remarks included, "Auxiliary to Victorville AAF."
The field was operated by Victorville AAF's 3035th Army Air Forces Base Unit.
Extract, US Army Air Forces Directory of Airfields, January 1945.
Additional Histories:
Abandoned and Forgotten Airfields: http://www.airfields-freeman.com/CA/Airfields_CA_PalmdaleN.htm#hawes
Wikimapia: http://wikimapia.org/1744115/Hawes-Auxillary-Army-Air-Field-No-1
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