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Stockton Air Field Collection Of Mary Salm
MSS 324  
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Description
The collection consists of various pictures and documents from the Stockton Air Field between 1943 and 1944.
Background
Stockton Air Field began as a garrison for the 68th Air Base group in 1940, and served as a training installation within the Air Force West Coast Training Center, a collection of eleven western states air-cadet training facilities, until 1945. In 1945 the site became a logistical hub for the Air Force, causing increased air traffic for the area. In 1946, the government released the Air Field to the City of Stockton, who converted the area into the Stockton Municipal Airport. The field was renamed the Stockton Metropolitan Airport in 1964. Mary Salm served with the Women's Army Corps (WAC) from 1943 to 1945 at the Air Force Advanced Flying School Stockton Field. She discharged with the rank Sergeant in 1945.
Extent
.5 linear feet
Restrictions
Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.
Availability
Collection open for research.