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2002 (© Robert Truman)

Please Note!
this is NOT the official website for East Kirkby, use the link below for the Heritage Centre
Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre
East Kirkby airfield
Airfield Today:
Agriculture, Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre
Tower Type:
Watch Office for All Commands, 12779/41 with smaller windows to 343/43.
Tower:
Museum
Other Buildings:
Few
History:
57 Sqn Lancasters moved here from Scampton staying until the end of the war.
630 Sqn formed here and stayed to end of war, last op 25th April 1945.
17/04/45 there was a bombing-up accident which resulted in 3 people killed and 14 injured, 5 Lancasters destroyed and 14 damaged.
460 Sqn arrived 07/45 until disbanded 10/45.

Flying ceased 11/45 and the station was put on care and maintenance.
14/08/54 to 1958 USAF Dakotas of the 3917th Air Base Sqn of 7th Strategic Air Command Air Division based here.
The airfield was sold off in April 1970.
RAF East Kirkby airfield
1982 (© Ian Woodward)
2002(© Robert Truman)
"Just Jane" Photopage
RAF and USAF Station
Airfield:
Operational Heavy Bomber Station
Opened:
20/08/1943
Closed:
1958
Pundit Code:
EK
USAAF Station:
N/A
Runways:
3x - concrete, tarmac, main on NW-SE axis
Hangars:
J Type
County:
Lincolnshire
Location:
4 miles SW of Spilsby
OS Ref:
TF342618
Links:
Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre
www.controltowers.co.uk : "Just Jane" Photopage
©:
Photographs © Steve Bond and Ian Woodward, all others Robert Truman
Notes:
Decoy airfield at Sibsey, 7 miles south
RAF East Kirkby airfield
2002 (© Robert Truman)
1990 (© Steve Bond)
RAF East Kirkby airfield
RAF East Kirkby airfield and control tower: www.controltowers.co.uk © robert truman 2002 - East Kirkby -