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1944-45 (© US Navy)
2006 (© Robert Truman)
RAF Dunkeswell airfield
Airfield Today:
Agriculture, aviation, industry
Tower Type:
Watch Office for All Commands 12779/41 with medium front windows to 343/43
Tower:
Dunkeswell USN airfield museum
Other Buildings:
Many
History:
Originally planned as a Fighter Command, then a Coastal Command airfield, but transferred for use by American units.
6/8/43 to 9/43, 4th, 6th, 19th and 22nd Anti Submarine Sqns of the 479th Anti Submarine Group.
24/9/43 to 7/45, VB-103, Fleet Air Wing 7, of the United States Navy. This was the first USN unit to train with the RAF, later followed by VB-105 and
VB-110. Equipped with Liberators then PB4Y-1 Privateers on anti-submarine patrols. 10/44 Sqns renamed VPB- from VB-. 7/11/44 to /45, Moved to Upottery during runway repairs.
8/45 to 4/46, 16 Ferry Unit, RAF Transport Command, from Llandow ferrying aircraft to the Middle East.
9/46 to 12/48, Used by 265 and 267 Maintenance Units.
RAF Dunkeswell airfield
1944-45 (© US Navy)
2006 (© Robert Truman)
       
Dunkeswell photo page
U.S. Naval Air Facility Dunkeswell, Navy Station 804
Airfield:
Operational
Opened:
7/1943
Closed:
2/1949
ID Code:
DW
USAAF Station:
173
Runways:
3 concrete, tarmac
Hangars:
5- T2
County:
Devon
Location:
5 miles NW of Honiton
OS Ref:
ST132079
Links:
www.usn-dunkeswell.info
©:
Airfield photos all © copyright as stated
RAF Dunkeswell airfield
AML Bombing Teacher
Turret Trainer
Fabric Store
T2 hangar
Double Link Trainer 2003 (© Colin Russell)
RAF Dunkeswell airfield - USN VPB-103 - VPB-105 - VPB-110 -
RAF Dunkeswell airfield + airport control tower pictures = www.controltowers.co.uk © robert truman 2003
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