Names and Commands

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  • Established as the Air Corps Advanced Flying School: 23 June 1941
  • Construction Began: 12 July 1941
  • Occupied: 25 October 1941
  • Renamed Victorville Army Flying School: 6 February 1942
  • Renamed Victorville Army Air Field: 23 April 1943
  • Renamed Victorville Air Force Base: 13 January 1948
  • Renamed George Air Force Base: 2 June 1950
  • Closed: December 1992

Army

  • Air Corps Advanced Flying School: 23 June 1941
  • Renamed Victorville Army Flying School: 6 February 1942
  • Renamed Victorville Army Air Field: 23 April 1943
  • After World War II, the base was placed on standby status and used for surplus aircraft storage.: 12 October 1945
  • Transferred to jurisdiction of Sacramento Air Materiel Area: 15 May 1947
  • Designated a sub-installation of San Bernardino Air Depot: 15 December 1948

Air Force

  • Renamed Victorville Air Force Base: 13 January 1948
  • Renamed George Air Force Base: 2 June 1950
  • Assigned to Continental Air Command: 10 October 1950
  • Reassigned to Air Defense Command: 1 January 1951
  • Reassigned to Strategic Air Command: 23 July 1951
  • Reassigned to Tactical Air Command: November 1951

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