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Willows Municipal Airport
 

Site Name: Willows Municipal Airport; Glenn County Airport

Location: The airport is located approximately one mile west of Willows in Glenn County, California.

Site History: The War Department acquired 318.20 acres by a lease (numbers W 868-ENG-2344 and W2972-ENG-1045) with Glenn County, California, in 1942. The site was used as an auxiliary airfield for Chico Army Air Field. The only improvement to the site was the asphalt runway.

Fourth Air Force declared the field excess to its needs on 24 July 1944. The lease was terminated 11 June 1945.

The 318.20 acres are now owned by various public and private entities.

 

Posted 1 January 2009


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