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1946 (© via Mike Smith)
RAF Elsham Wolds airfield control tower
Airfield Today:
Agriculture, industry, A15 link road
Tower Type:
Watch Office with Met Section 518/40
Tower:
Demolished in 1980s, prior to that half had been in use as a house
Other Buildings:
Not known
History:
12/1916 to 06/1919, FE2b aircraft of No. 33 Squadron operated in this area.
07/1942 to 11/1945, No. 103 Squadron with Wellington, Halifax and Lancaster bombers.
Home to the most successful Avro Lancaster of all time - ED888 M2 with 140 ops. (including 98 to Germany, 15 of these over Berlin). Scrapped post-war.
05/1942 to 10/1943, No. 103 Conversion Flight with Halifax II.
01/1943 to 04/1945, Relief Landing Ground for No. 1662 Heavy Conversion Unit from Blyton.
11/1943 to 10/1944, No. 576 Squadron formed here with Lancaster I and III, moved to Fiskerton.
04/1945 to 12/1945, No. 100 Squadron, last op 25/04/1945 to Berchtesgarden.
12/1945 to 11/1946, After the bomber Squadrons left 21 HGCU of Transport Command were here with Halifax, Albermarle and Horsa gliders.
RAF Elsham Wolds airfield control tower
1982 (© Ian Woodward)
RAF Elsham Wolds airfield control tower
Airfield:
Operational Heavy Bomber Station
Opened:
/07/1941
Closed:
/1947
Pundit Code:
ES
USAAF Station:
N/A
Runways:
3x - concrete, main on NW-SE axis
Hangars:
1x - J Type, 5x - T2
County:
Lincolnshire
Location:
7 miles NE of Brigg
OS Ref:
TA042135
Links:
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Photographs © copyright as stated
Notes:
Decoy airfield at Great Limber to S.E.
RAF Elsham Wolds airfield control tower
1980 (© Steve Bond)
RAF Elsham Wolds airfield control tower
1978 (© Paul Hooper)
RAF Elsham Wolds airfield control tower
Elsham Wolds airfield & control tower: www.controltowers.co.uk © robert truman 2002
- Elsham Wolds - updated 14/08/2014 - 2017 -