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Costa Mesa in Orange County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Santa Ana Army Air Base Site

Memorial Garden

— Established 1954 —

 
 
Santa Ana Army Air Base Site Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Kindig, August 12, 2012
1. Santa Ana Army Air Base Site Marker
Inscription.  The Air Base was one of the largest of its kind in the nation. It was activated in February of 1942. Pilots trained here for Europe and the Pacific during World War II.
 
Erected 1976 by Orange County Board of Supervisors and Orange County Historical Committee. (Marker Number 16.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceMilitaryWar, World II. A significant historical month for this entry is February 1942.
 
Location. 33° 40.029′ N, 117° 54.209′ W. Marker is in Costa Mesa, California, in Orange County. Marker is on Fair Drive. Marker is located inside the Orange County Fairgrounds at the entrance to the Memorial Gardens building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa CA 92626, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Upper Newport Bay (approx. 1.4 miles away); Diego Sepúlveda Adobe (approx. 1.9 miles away); Safeway Store 1929(c) (approx. 1.9 miles away); Middaugh Shoes 1929(c) (approx. 2 miles away); Mesa Cleaners 1926(c)
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(approx. 2 miles away); Pennant Bakery 1925(c) (approx. 2 miles away); Chapman Billiard Parlor 1928(c) (approx. 2 miles away); Braddy's Barber Shoppe 1921(c) (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Costa Mesa.
 
Santa Ana Army Air Base Site Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Kindig, August 12, 2012
2. Santa Ana Army Air Base Site Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 21, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Elk Grove, California. This page has been viewed 764 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 21, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Elk Grove, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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