Historic Posts, Camps, Stations and Airfields
Shafter-Kern County Airport
US Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District History (1993)
Neither the War or Navy Departments were known to have acquired nor have had any controlling interest in Shafter-Kern County Airport. The airport, located within 620.07 acres of land owned by Kern County Land Company, was part of Kern County's system of public airports and airfields from 1941 through at least 1945. The site has been privately owned since the end of World War II. Real estate records were neither specific nor complete.

The airport was infrequently used by the public until the end of World War II. During World War II, the airport was used at least once for emergency landing by Army Air Corps pilots in training at Minter Field. The Army or Navy is not known to have constructed any facilities at the site.

No Federal disposal actions were necessary. The airport fell into disuse after World War II and since 1950 has been under cultivation. The site is currently privately owned and under cultivation as a walnut grove.


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