Historic California Posts, Camps, Stations and Airfields
Pomona Airport
This airport served as an auxiliary field for the Cal-Aero Academy Contract Flying School and a a base for the Civil Air Patrol.
US Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District History (1999)

The site, formerly known as Pomona Airport, is located at 2498 South Garey Avenue and a surrounding residential area in Pomona, California. The site is bound by South Garey Avenue to the west, Towne Avenue to the east, and County Road to the south. The northern boundary is approximately halfway between County Road and Olive Street.
According to a U.S. Army and U.S. Navy Directory of Airfields, published 1 April 1944, the Army acquired access to the 20-acre Pomona Airport in 1944 through indeterminate means. Real estate records and site history records were neither specific nor complete.

The Army Air Forces used the airfield for unspecified operations. A Civil Air Patrol Squadron may have undertaken flight training at the airfield, under Army authority, in conjunction with training at nearby Brackett Field. No Army improvements are known to have been completed. Site history records were neither specific nor complete.

The Army relinquished use of the 20-acre airfield at an unknown date, during or subsequent to 1944. The records were neither specific nor complete. The site is currently 'occupied by a motel, a gasoline station, a vacant lot, a church, and a residential neighborhood. No Army improvements are currently known to exist on the property.
Extract, U.S. Army and U.S. Navy Directory of Airfields (January 1945)
Additional Online Histories
Abandoned and Little Known Airfields: http://www.airfields-freeman.com/CA/Airfields_CA_LA_E.htm#pomona


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