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    Oxnard AFB (Camarillo Airport) California United States

Located between Oxnar and Camarillo.

Built in 1942 by the Bureau of Public Roads for light planes.

Wartime History
With the outbreak of war, it was taken over by the USAAF, and charged with the protect the Los Angeles area from air attack. In July 1942 a P-38 Lightning squadron was assigned to the field. In mid-1943 the field became a US Navy Auxiliary Air Station with torpedo planes and drone aircraft.  Used after the war as a USAF base.

On January 1, 1970, Oxnard AFB was closed and the base was deeded to civil authorities, being incorporated into Camarillo Airport.

CAF Camarillo (Southern California Wing Aviation Museum)
Museum, displays and aircraft collection

Oxnard Airport - Official Website

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Last Updated
February 4, 2018


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