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10th March 1965 (© Tony Coles)
RAF Dunholme Lodge airfield
Airfield Today:
Agriculture, industry
Tower Type:
Watch Office for Night Fighter Stations 12096/41
Tower:
Demolished
Other Buildings:
Demolished
History:
1941 to 09/42, grass field used by aircraft from Scampton.
09/42 to 05/43, rebuilt as a Class A airfield.
05/43 to 28/09/44, reopened to No 5 Group Bomber Command, 44 (Rhodesia) Sqn Lancasters moved here from Waddington, moved to Spilsby.
04/44 to 30/09/44, 619 Sqn moved here from Coningsby, moved to Strubby.
22/10/44 to 30/11/44, reallocated to No 1 Group, 170 Sqn Lancasters moved here from Kelstern, moved to Hemswell.
120 Lancasters were lost from Dunholme Lodge airfield.
Airfield then closed for night operations due to close proximity of other airfields and used for storage of Hamilcar gliders until the end of the war.
1959 to 1964, 141 Sqn Bloodhound missile unit.
RAF Dunholme Lodge airfield
1964 (© Peter J Broom)
RAF Dunholme Lodge airfield
Airfield:
Operational Bomber
Opened:
1941 - 1945
Reopened:
1959 - 1964
ID Code:
DL
USAAF Station:
N/A
Runways:
grass then 3 concrete, tarmac
Hangars:
1x - B1, 2x - T2
County:
Lincolnshire
Location:
5 miles NE of Lincoln
OS Ref:
SK995784
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RAF Dunholme Lodge airfield
Entrance to the 141 Squadron Bloodhound missile site 1964 (© Peter J Broom)
RAF Dunholme Lodge airfield
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