Historic California Posts, Camps,
Stations and Airfields
Lone Pine Airport
(Ross Aeronautical School Contract
Lone Pine Airport,
The War Department is not known to have
acquired nor have had any controlling interest in Lone Pine Airport,
Lone Pine, California. The airport, established in the early
1930s as a public airport, is located on an estimated 307 acres
of which 69 acres are owned by the County of Inyo, and the remainder
is leased by the County of Inyo from the City of Los Angeles
Department of Water and Power.
During World War II, Army Air Corps cadets received primary ground
and flight training through the Civilian Pilot Training program
and then the War Training Service program conducted by the Ross
Aeronautical School at Lone Pine Airport from March 1942 to July
1943. The Army is not known to have constructed any facilities
at the airport.
Available Army station lists do not show
any Army Air Forces units operating from Loan Pine Airport. Lone
Pine Airport does not show up on the December 1945 War Department
Inventory of Owned, Sponsored or Leased Facilities.
The school operated the following auxiliary