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1943 (© 379th Bomb Group, USAAF, via Simon Dunham)
RAF Kimbolton airfield
Airfield Today:
Agriculture, Bicton Industrial Park
Tower Type:
1. Watch Office with Ops Room for Bomber Satellite Stations 7345/41, 13079/41
2. Watch Office for all Commands 12779/41, small front windows to 15371/41
Tower:
Both towers demolished 1977
Other Buildings:
Few on Technical Site used for industry
History:
11/41 to 09/42 ,
09/42, 91st Bomb Group stayed here briefly before moving to Bassingbourn.
10/42 to 11/42, 17th Bomb Group with B-26 Marauders.
05/43 to 06/45, 524th, 525th, 526th and 527th Bombardment Squadrons of the 379th Bombardment Group (Heavy) from the USA with B-17 Flying Fortress. Flew 330 missions and dropped 26,459 tons of bombs, the highest in the 8th USAAF.
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RAF Kimbolton airfield - 91st Bomb Group - 379th Bomb Group -
A good view of both towers at Kimbolton 1977 (© Julian Temple)
Watch Office for Bomber Satellite Stations 1975 (© via Ian Woodward)
Watch Office for all Commands 1975 (© via Ian Woodward)
RAF Kimbolton airfield - 91st Bomb Group - 379th Bomb Group -
Airfield:
Operational Heavy Bomber
Opened:
11/1941
Closed:
/1946
ID Code:
KI
USAAF Station:
117
Runways:
3x - concrete, tarmac
Hangars:
2x - T2
County:
Cambridgeshire
Location:
8 miles W of Huntingdon
OS Ref:
TL102701
Links:
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All artwork and photographs © copyright as stated
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1973 (© Steve Bond)
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1998 (© Robert Truman)
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RAF Kimbolton airfield & control tower = www.controltowers.co.uk © robert truman 2002 - Kimbolton -
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