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Acaster Malbis 2007 (© Robert Truman)
RAF Acaster Malbis airfield
Airfield Today:
Agriculture
Tower Type:
Watch Office for All Commands 343/43
Tower:
Control Tower derelict in 2007
Other Buildings:
Very few, runways removed 2006
History:
Opened as a Satellite to Church Fenton in No.12 Group Fighter Command.
01/42 to 04/42, 601 Squadron arrived from Duxford with Bell Airacobras, moved to Digby.
04/42 to 01/43, 21 Group Flying Training Command with Oxfords of No 15 (Pilot) Advanced Flying Unit.
Rebuilt as heavy bomber station despite the unsuitable conditions for flying.
1943, Reopened in No 4 Group Bomber Command but received no operational Squadrons.
11/44, Transferred to No 7 (Training) Group Bomber Command but no operational flying units based here. No 4 Aircrew School here late 1944.
02/46, Airfield closed to flying but
site still in use by 91 MU for bomb storage..
RAF Acaster Malbis airfield
above 2002 below 2007 (© Robert Truman)
RAF Acaster Malbis airfield
Airfield:
Fighter Satellite, Flying Training
Opened:
01/1942
Closed:
02/1946
ID Code:
AM
USAAF Station:
N/A
Runways:
3x - concrete
Hangars:
2x - T2, 1x - B1
County:
North Yorkshire
Location:
5 miles S of York
OS Ref:
SE578430
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All photographs copyright © Robert Truman
RAF Acaster Malbis airfield
A few dispersed site buildings still remain, runways being removed 2002 (© Robert Truman)
RAF Acaster Malbis airfield 1942-46
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