McClellan Airfield (IATA: MCC, ICAO: KMCC, FAA LID: MCC), known officially as McClellan Airport, is a county-owned public-useairport located six miles (10 km) northeast of the central business district of Sacramento, a city in Sacramento County, California,United States.
The air force base was established in 1935. It was named after Major Hezekiah McClellan on 1 December 1939, a pioneer in arctic aeronautical tests. Born in 1894, he died on 25 May 1936 when his Consolidated P-30 which he was flight testing, crashed nearCenterville, Ohio. Construction of the Pacific Air Depot began in 1935, and the main structures, including administrative buildings, barracks, warehouses and a hospital were completed on 18 April 1938. In 1938 the base was renamed Sacramento Air Depot and underwent a major expansion as a repair and overhaul facility for P-38 and P-39 fighter planes.