US Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento District History
Location: The site is located in Merced County approximately 18 miles southwest of the city of Merced, California
Site History: In 1943 the U.S. Government acquired 640 acres in fee on which an auxiliary airfield was developed for flight training. Army improvements included a stagehouse, crash truck shelter, latrine, landing mat. fencing, and runways. The site was used as an auxiliary field for the Army Air Force Basic Flight Training School based at Merced Army Air Field. From 1944 to 1948 about 400 acres of the property were leased to a private party for agricultural purposes. On 3 1 May 1947 the War Assets Administration assumed accountability of the 640-acre site for disposal.
Extract, US Army Air Forces Directory of Airfields (January 1945)