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Silver Lake Intermediate Field
US Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District History (27 September 1999)
Location: The site of the former Silver Lake Airfield is located adjacent to state Highway 127, 5.5 miles north of Baker, San Bernardino County, California. It is located on the dry lake bed of Silver Lake.
The War Department is not known to have acquired nor have had any controlling interest in Silver Lake Airfield, Baker, California. The airfield was established on an estimated 340 acres of publicly-owned land in the 1930's and administered by the Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) as an intermediate emergency landing field. Real estate information was nonspecific and incomplete.

During World War II, Silver Lake Airfield served as an airfield for the Civil Air Patrol. Silver Lake Airfield was also a designated landing field for Army Air Corps and Navy pilots during World War II. The War Department is not known to have constructed any facilities at Silver Lake Airfield.

No Federal disposal actions were necessary. The airfield was administered by the CAA as an emergency landing field and weather monitoring station until about 1950, when the airfield was closed. The site is currently undeveloped desert owned by the Department of the Interior.
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Extract US Army Air Forces Directory of Air Fields (December 1945)


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