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1990 (© William Joyce)
RAF Grove airfield
Airfield Today:
Agriculture, housing, industry
Tower Type:
Watch Office for Night Fighter Stations 12096/41
Tower:
Demolished 1993
Other Buildings:
Not known
History:
08/42 to 07/43, Flying training satellite of Brize Norton with Whitleys and Horsa gliders.
05/43 to 07/43, No. 15 (Pilot) Advanced Flying Unit with Oxfords.
/43 to /45, 3rd Tactical Air Depot of 9th United States Air Force Service Command, repairing A-20 Havocs and P-61 Black Widows.
10/43 to 06/45, 31st Transport Group with C-47's, 09/44 moved to France returning 12/44.
02/46 to 12/55, No. 6 MU for aircraft disposal.
RAF Grove airfield - 3rd Tactical Air Depot - 31st Transport Group -
1990 (© William Joyce)
RAF Grove airfield - 3rd Tactical Air Depot - 31st Transport Group -
Airfield:
Flying training, USAAF Tactical Air Depot
Opened:
10/1942
Closed:
12/1955
Code:
?
USAAF Station:
519
Runways:
3x - concrete
Hangars:
6x - T2
County:
Berkshire
Location:
1 mile NW of Wantage
OS Ref:
SU389898
©:
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RAF Grove airfield
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