Tustin Air Base After WW2 - Tustin, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
N 33° 42.172 W 117° 49.109
11S E 424151 N 3729512
Quick Description: One of many historical markers at Victory Park in Tustin.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 7/29/2019 12:12:25 PM
Waymark Code: WM111FB
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
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Long Description:
The plaque says, "In 1951, the Tustin bas was reactivated as Marine Corps Air Facility (MCAF) Santa Ana to support the Korean War.

MCAF Santa Ana was the country's first air facility developed solely for helicopter operations.

During the Vietnam War, the base was a center for on-goring testing of radar installations which were erected, tested, disassembled, and shipped to Vietnam.

On September 1, 1969, the name was changed from Marine Corps air Facility Santa Ana to Marine Corps Air Station (Helicopter)-MACAS(H). It was a training facility for helicopter pilots.

The base was annexed by the City of Tustin on April 23, 1976.

It was renamed Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Tustin on June 1, 1978, to better reflect its location.

At its peak, MCAS Tustin housed over 100 helicopters.

The hangers were placed on the National Historic Register on August 22, 1979.

In 1993, the blimp hangers were designated National Civil Engineering Landmarks by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

On July 3, 1999 MCAS Tustin was officially closed
57 years after the base and its iconic hangers arose from the farm fields of Orange County."
Group that erected the marker: St. Anton Partners

Address of where the marker is located. Approximate if necessary:
Tustin, CA


URL of a web site with more information about the history mentioned on the sign: Not listed

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