"cadet school in Santa Ana, California"

The Santa Ana Army Air Base (SAAAB) lasted only as long as the Second World War. Established on the first day of 1942, it served as the setting for basic training of air cadets, but did not include runways, hangars, or planes. Placed on inactive status in November, 1945, and decommissioned in the following year, it has since become the site of the Orange County Fairgrounds, Orange Coast College, and the Pacific Amphitheatre.