Historic California Posts, Camps, Stations and Airfields
Camp Mott
A Forest Service campground located at Mott, California (five miles north of Dunsuir, California) . The camp was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the 1930s. The June 1943 edition of the Station List of the Army of the United States indicated that Company A, 771st Military Police Battalion (Zone of the Interior) garrisoned the site. The mission of the company, as well as the rest of the battalion, was to provide security to the North-South line of the Southern Pacific Railroad.
On 10 June 1943, a B-24E (serial number 42-7119) from the 7th Bombardment Squadron at Salinas Army Air Based crashed near the town of Weed, California. The 11 June 1943 issue of the Weed Press stated:
About two hours later, authorities and army men started arriving from Camp Mott and Redding. Armed guards have been placed about the wreckage, awaiting the arrival of army officials from Salinas. Lt. Cole of the Redding Army Air Base is in charge.

Source: Mr Bruce Batcholder, www.myshastina.com

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