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1961 (© Peter J Broom)
RAF Hixon airfield
Airfield Today:
Indutry, agriculture
Tower Type:
Watch Office for All Commands 12779/41, medium front windows to 343/43
Tower:
Restored and in use as offices
Other Buildings:
Many
History:
05/42 to 02/45, Satellite to Lichfield with 30 OTU formed here 06/42 for night bomber training with Wellingtons. Many other aircraft here for training including Hurricanes, Martinets, Masters and Tomahawks. 30 OTU moved to Gamston.
02/45 to 06/45, 12 (P) AFU with Beauforts. Site then used for storage until closure.
RAF Hixon airfield
2001 (© Robert Truman)
RAF Hixon airfield
Airfield:
OTU
Opened:
05/1942
Closed:
11/1957
ID Code:
HX
USAAF Station:
N/A
Runways:
3x - concrete, tarmac
Hangars:
1x - B1, 4x - T2
County:
Staffordshire
Location:
7 miles NE of Stafford
OS Ref:
SJ993266
Links:
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RAF Hixon airfield
2001 (© Robert Truman)
RAF Hixon airfield
airfield + control tower = www.controltowers.co.uk © robert truman 2003 - Hixon -