Historic California Posts, Camps,
Stations and Airfields
Anti-Aircraft Training Center,
Training on the 20mm
"Oerlikon" Anti-Aircraft Gun at Point Montara, 1943.
A World War II naval training center at
provided naval personnel taining on 20mm "Oerlokin",
40mm "Bofers" and 3-Inch/50 caliber anti-aircraft guns.
The site was between the north end of the Army's Half Moon Bay
Flight Strip (now Half Moon Bay Airport) and the Coast Guard's
Point Montara lighthouse reservation.. The airfield was transferred
to the Navy as Naval Auxiliary Air Station, Half Moon Bay and
provided support aircraft (i.e., target tugs) to the Anti-Aircraft
Training Center. The site closed soon after the end of World
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