|Luke Aux #1
Also known as Wittman Auxiliary Army Airfield #1.
This airfield is abandoned and closed. It was used heavily for P-40 operational overflow out of Luke Field during WWII and we visited it in 2006 (looking for a P-40 crash!) and found only a large ILS antennae and generator buildings. It is closed to the public and fenced off.
F-16s from Luke practice instrument approaches into here all day long and get down to about 200 feet before they break off their landing exercises.
It is just west of the large Volvo Proving Grounds complex in remote desert. We located some old building foundations just outside the fence along the south side of the old airfield which appear to be period, not very large, perhaps a guard station (about the size of a garage with a blockhouse west of it).
There were numerous 50 gallon oil drums inside the airfield fence along the south side in long rows and what appeared to be old banner-type, wooden ground targets, but they were too far away to identify.
We could see no sign of the old runways and no buildings or any such remnants. They are long-ago overgrown by weeds, bushes and trees.