March 13, 2013 - Norton AFB Museum Opens

The Norton AFB Museum opened on March 13, 2013, some 19 years after Norton Air Force Base closed.

The museum, operated solely by volunteers, is dedicated to celebrating the lives and history of those who served at the former Norton Air Force Base.

The base began as Municipal Airport, San Bernardino under Army Air Corps jurisdiction. During the summer of 1941 it became a training base and after many changes it was transferred to the US Air Force in 1948.

In 1950 it was renamed Norton Air Force Base, after Captain Leland Norton, a World War II bomber pilot and a native of San Bernardino.

Norton Air Force Base was the home of the 63rd Military Airlift Wing, the Aerospace Audiovisual Services, the Ballistic Missile Organization, the Air Force Inspection and Safety Center and several other organizations.

The base closed on March 31, 1994.

The Norton AFB Museum is located at the San Bernardino Int'l Airport, 1601 3rd Street, San Bernardino.