Historic California Posts, Camps,
Stations and Airfields
Humboldt Bay Bombing Target No.
The Humboldt Bay Bombing Target , also
referred to as Bombing Target No. 13, was located at Latitude
40' 43' and Longitude 124O15', which places the target in the
one-half mile from the Humboldt Bay shoreline. An historical
document list of the 12th Naval District "Approvals"
lists this site as lease Noy(R)-38139 and Civil No. 4952 for
494.54 acres. An additional document titled the 12th Naval District
Status of Facilities as of 15 February 1947 lists this site as
surplus and indicates that the leases were never consummated.
It is unknown if HBT was ever used.
This property was possibly used as a water-borne target for the
purpose of rescue, dive and glide bombing.
There is no property disposal date of HBT due to the indication
that the leases were never consummated. However, records indicate
that the site was possibly retained by the 12th Naval District
Naval Air Station Alameda Property
Source: Los Angeles District,
US Army Corps of Engineers
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