Historic California Posts, Camps, Stations and Airfields
March Field Rifle Range
US Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District History (1994)

In December 1943, the War Department leased 610.07 acres of land from various owners and acquired an additional 38.62 acreage by transfer from the Department of Interior. The combined total of 648.69 acres became known as the March Field (after 1947, March Air Force Base) Rifle Range. The site is located within the South half of section 27 and section 34 of Township 2 South, Range 4 West, San Bernardino Base and Meridian, said parcel being located in Riverside, California.

The Army constructed a complete Rifle Range Facility at the site. Several buildings were required for the efficient operation of the Range and were constructed in the southern portion of the site. March Air Force Base Rifle Range remained active until 1953.

On 28 October 1952, the US Air Force terminated its lease on 321.99 acres. On 2 and 10 June 1953, leases on 108.18 and 9.65 acres were terminated. On 31 July 1953, lease on 169.65 acres was also terminated. On 20 July 1956, 38.62 acres were transferred back to the Department of Interior. Over a number of years the land was subdivided into tracts of residential homes and disposed to different horne owners
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