Abandoned WWII Airfield
17 miles west of Wickenburg AZ
Echeverria Field started out as a contract glider pilot school for the USAAF during WWII and later went on to being a primary flight training school (powered). After the war it went on to a number of uses including being a prison, housing migrant workers and was the Wickenburg airport until a new field was built closer to town. AAIR returned to photograph the remaining structures. When we first visited five years ago (without a camera) one of the original barrack buildings was still standing, but it has since been torn down. Just the main hangar and two outlying buildings remain today.
The main hangar.
The pump house that provided the all important commodity in the desert, water!
Brad Gray and Trey Brandt in front of the generator building.
The foundation of one of the barracks.