We took a hike from the camper up Rockhouse Canyon Road to Clark Lake. It is a dry lake bed or playa as we know them in Oregon. We started to cross the lake bed which still had a little moisture here and there from rains in December.
We veered east on the playa towards a distant structure we couldn’t make out, even with binoculars. On the way we spotted several small artifacts that gave us a clue what the structure might be.
I found little information on the internet about the use of this area for WWII pilot & gunnery training, but the Abandoned & Little-Known Airfields site had interesting maps and info. On the San Diego Reader site Desert Maneuvers there is more info. and a description of the ‘bombing targets’.