Historic California Posts, Camps, Stations and Airfields
March Field Gunnery Range
US Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District History (2000)

Location: The former March Field Poorman Gunnery Range was located in Moreno Valley, Riverside County, California. It is approximately one mile northwest of Lake Perris.
Site History: The U.S. Army Air Forces acquired the use of 165.88 acres between May 1944 and January 1945 for the March Field Poorman Range. Based on documentation, the range was used as a turret machine gun range and included a platform for the following types of practice: A-GC Gun MOU, Sperry Ball Turret, Emerson Nose Turret, Machine Gun, and Martin Upper with Steel Sighting Support. Military improvements constructed on this site included: range shelters (5 total), a generator house, gas and oil storage (dirt floor), two pit latrines, concrete platforms,
target platforms, a maintenance building, an access road and power lines. Currently, the property is largely undeveloped, but a small portion has been incorporated into a local park and
housing development. The only remaining military improvement is one concrete pad.associated with the site.
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Updated 8 February 2016