United States Marine Corps Air Station - Mojave California
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member linkys
N 35° 03.369 W 118° 09.484
11S E 394393 N 3879882
Quick Description: During WW II and the Korean War many young American's who were willing to serve their country passed trained as Marine aviators at Mojave Marine Corps Air Station.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 4/27/2013 4:11:13 PM
Waymark Code: WMGZB7
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
Views: 3

Long Description:
A bronze marker in front of Legacy Park at the former Mojave Marine Corps Air Station honors those who trained, served and gave their lives in the service of this country.

The marker reads:

United States Marine Corps Air Station
Mojave California
— 1942 - 1947 • 1951 - 1959 —

In dedication to the pilots, air crews and personnel of Mojave, who trained, served and gave their lives in the service of this country, especially to those who valiantly fought for freedom in the great battles of World War II and Korea.

Semper Fidelis

Presented by East Kern Airport District
Mojave Chamber of Commerce
30 May 1996
Type of Memorial: Multi-War Memorial

Wars mentioned (Multi-war only):
WW II Korea


In Honor Of: The pilots, air crews and personnel of Mojave, who trained, served and gave their lives in the service of this country.

Marker Text:
United States Marine Corps Air Station Mojave California — 1942 - 1947 • 1951 - 1959 — In dedication to the pilots, air crews and personnel of Mojave, who trained, served and gave their lives in the service of this country, especially to those who valiantly fought for freedom in the great battles of World War II and Korea. Semper Fidelis Presented by East Kern Airport District Mojave Chamber of Commerce 30 May 1996


Date of dedication: May 30, 1996

Who Put it Here?: Presented by East Kern Airport District Mojave Chamber of Commerce

Description of Memorial:
A bronze plaque on a stone base at the entrance to Legacy Park on the former Airbase. There are two other markers pertaining to other aspects of the airport flanking this marker. Today the base serves as the foremost civilian spaceport in the United States. A fitting tribute to the seemingly impossibly high standard set by those Marines that served here in years past.


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