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A pair of Civil Aviation Morris PV panel vans by the control tower at Cowley airfield
1947
(© via Brian Lowe)
- Cowley airfield - Morris Motors flying field -
Airfield Today:
Industrial estate, housing
Tower Type:
Unique pattern civil Watch Office
Tower today:
Demolished
Other Buildings:
No wartime buildings remain
History:
1937, Morris Motors Ltd. began construction of 'South Works' opposite their existing car factory. During the war this factory was used for aircraft production and salvage returning to car assembly post-war.
11/09/1939 to 1946, No. 1 Civilian Repair Unit and No. 50 Maintenance Unit recovering and repairing Hurricanes and Spitfires.
/1940 to 1946, No. 1 Metal Produce and Recovery Depot recycling salvaged aircraft.
/1940 to /1945, de Havilland Tiger Moth production moved to Cowley from Hatfield with over 3,000 being produced.
01/04/1941 to 30/04/1943, No. 90 MU formed here.
Closed in 1992 the factories were demolished 2001-02.
- Cowley airfield - Morris Motors flying field -
Hawker Hurricanes at Langley 1941 (© Hawker via Steve Ward)
- Cowley airfield - Morris Motors flying field -
Airfield:
Aircraft manufacture, Civilian Repair Depot
Opened:
14/3/1942
Closed:
10/1946
ID Code:
?
Runways:
2x - Grass
Hangars:
?
County:
Oxfordshire
Location:
3 miles SE of Oxford
OS Ref:
SP555035
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Spitfire at Langley, Tiger Moths and control tower just visible in the background
1945 (© via Steve Ward)
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