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United States Air Force Academy in El Paso County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Santa Ana Army Air Base

1942 - 1946

 
 
Santa Ana Army Air Base Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 17, 2020
1. Santa Ana Army Air Base Marker
Inscription.  

Dedicated to the memory of the Santa Ana Army Air Base
and the men and women, military and civilian, who contributed
to its mission. The base, located in the Western Flying
Training Command of the 4th Air Force, was responsible
for the classification and pre-flight training of
125,000 Aviation Cadets as Pilots, Navigators or Bombardiers
from 1942 to 1944. The base then served briefly as a
rehabilitation and relocation center for returning
Army Air Force veterans before closing its gates
forever in March 1946.

In keeping with the spirit of beating the swords of war
into the plows of peace, the Santa Ana Army Air Base has
been transformed into schools, parks, fair grounds,
housing and a city hall that serve the citizens of
Costa Mesa, County of Orange, State of California


 
Erected by SAAAB Wing, Costa Mesa Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpacePatriots & PatriotismWar, World II.
 
Location.
Santa Ana Army Air Base Marker on Memorial Wall image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 17, 2020
2. Santa Ana Army Air Base Marker on Memorial Wall
39° 0.978′ N, 104° 51.321′ W. Marker is in United States Air Force Academy, Colorado, in El Paso County. Marker is in the United States Air Force Academy Cemetery, on Parade Loop west of Stadium Boulevard, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: USAF Academy CO 80840, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pearl Harbor Survivors Association (here, next to this marker); 357th Fighter Group (here, next to this marker); 474th Fighter Group (here, next to this marker); P51 Mustang Pilots Association (here, next to this marker); 5th Bombardment Group (H) (here, next to this marker); 19th Troop Carrier Squadron (here, next to this marker); 64th Fighter Squadron (here, next to this marker); 48th Fighter-Bomber Wing (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in United States Air Force Academy.
 
More about this marker. Must have a valid ID to enter the USAF Academy grounds.
 
Also see . . .
1. Santa Ana Army Air Base. (Submitted on December 31, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Santa Ana Army Air Base. (Submitted on December 31, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Santa Ana Army Air Base. (Submitted on December 31, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Aerial View of Santa Ana Army Air Base. (Submitted on December 31, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 31, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 31, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 32 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 31, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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