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Stockton Air Field Collection Of Mary Salm
MSS 324  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Biography / Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: stockton air field collection of Mary Salm
    Dates: 1943-2001
    Bulk Dates: 1943-1944
    Collection number: MSS 324
    Collector: Salm, Mary
    Collection Size: .5 linear feet
    Repository: University of the Pacific. Library. Holt-Atherton Dept. of Special Collections
    Stockton, California 95211
    Abstract: The collection consists of various pictures and documents from the Stockton Air Field between 1943 and 1944.
    Physical location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English


    Collection open for research.

    Publication Rights

    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.

    Preferred Citation

    stockton air field collection of Mary Salm. MSS 324. Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library.

    Biography / Administrative History

    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.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The collection consists of various pictures and documents from the Stockton Air Field between 1943 and 1944. The documents are useful in describing life at the Air Field and as a member of the Woman's Army Corp during WWII. The collection also includes a microfilm selection of the Salm Papers at the Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina Library, Chapel Hill.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Stockton Metropolitan Airport
    World War, 1939-1945 - Women
    United States. Air Force -Transport service - History - 20th century