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2001 (© Robert Truman)
RAF Little Staughton airfield
Airfield Today:
Agriculture, industry, private flying
Tower Type:
Watch Office for Bomber Stations and OTU's 13726/41
Tower:
Now used for storage and a Grade 2 listed building
Other Buildings:
Most of the original Station buildings survive
History:
09/42, Temporarily allocated to the USAAF as an Advanced Air Depot. 01/43, Occupied by 8th USAAF units and officially transferred 01/05/43.
04/43 to 02/44, 2nd
Advanced Air Depot for the repair of 1st Bomb Wing B-17 Flying Fortress bombers, moved to Alconbury.
01/03/44,
Transferred back to RAF control, Lancasters of No. 7 Sqn from Oakington and No. 156 Sqn from Upwood transferred here to form No. 582 Sqn. First operation flown 09/04/44 and its last 25/04/45, a total of 165 raids during which 28 Lancasters were lost. 582 Sqn disbanded here 09/45.
03/44 to 09/45, No. 109 Sqn PFF Pathfinder Force Mosquitos moved here from Marham. First operation flown 04/04/44,
1950's, Main runway extended for emergency use by USAF.
Little Staughton airfield

Transfer of RAF Little Staughton from RAF to USAAF control
1st May 1943

(© USAAF, FT Caldwell via JT Caldwell)
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Little Staughton airfield
Airfield:
Operational Bomber Station
Opened:
09/1942
Closed:
12/1945
Pundit Code:
LX
USAAF Station:
127
Runways:
3x - concrete, tarmac
Hangars:
3x - T2, 8x - Robin
County:
Huntingdonshire
Location:
8 miles NE of Bedford
OS Ref:
TL116615
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Little Staughton airfield
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2001 (© Robert Truman)
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