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2002 (© Robert Truman)
RAF Ibsley - 1st Fighter Group - 48th FG - 367th FG - 371st FG -
Airfield Today:
Lakes, quarry
Tower Type:
1. Watch Office for Fighter Satellite Stations 17658/40, replaced by:
2. Watch Office with Met Section 518/40, concrete floor to 8936/40
Tower:
1. Demolished
2.
Tower survives, in derelict condition
Other Buildings:
Very few, runways removed in 1960's
History:
02/41 to 06/42, Hurricanes, Spitfires, Whirlwinds, Mustangs and Typhoons of 19 different RAF Squadrons (including 32, 66, 118, 129, 165, 234, 263, 302, 310, 312, 313, 421, 453, 501, 504, & 616) here at various times.
06/42 to USAAF control. 08/42 to 11/42, 71st Fighter Squadron, 1st Fighter Group moved here from Goxhill. 27/08/42, 94th FS, 1st FG moved here from Kirton in Lindsey. Both units began missions 02/09/42.
12/42 to 01/44, Used by RAF.
03/44 to 07/44, 492nd, 493rd, 494th Fighter Squadrons of the 48th FG with P-47 Thunderbolts. First mission 20/04/44.
04/44 to 05/44, 371st FG P-47 Thunderbolts.
/44 to 08/44, 14th Liaison Squadron with L-5 Sentinels and UC-78 Expeditors.
07/44, 392nd, 393rd, 394th FS of the 367th FG moved here from Stoney Cross flying 20 missions with P-38 Lightnings, moved to France.
Allocated to No.11 Group RAF, loaned to No.7 Flying Instructors School , Training Command. 03/45 to Transport Command Glider Pick-Up Training Flight with Dakotas towing Horsa gliders.
Airfield on Care and Maintenance 10/45, RAF remained until late 1946 when site returned to agriculture.
RAF Ibsley - 1st Fighter Group - 48th FG - 367th FG - 371st FG -
Clipped wing Spitfire Vb of 501 Squadron at Ibsley
1942 (© LAC A.D. Ping on the stirrup pump, via Robin Ping)
RAF Ibsley - 1st FG - 48th Fighter Group - 367th FG - 371st FG -
Airfield:
Operational Fighter
Opened:
02/1941
Closed:
/1947
ID Code:
IB
USAAF Station:
347
Runways:
3x - tarmac
Hangars:
2x - Bellman, 12x - Blister
County:
Hampshire
Location:
2 miles N of Ringwood
OS Ref:
SU153087
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RAF Ibsley - 1st FG - 48th FG - 367th Fighter Group - 371st FG -
Ibsley Photopage
2002 (© Robert Truman)
RAF Ibsley - 1st FG - 48th FG - 367th FG - 371st Fighter Group -
RAF Ibsley control tower and airfield www.controltowers.co.uk © robert truman 2002 - Ibsley -