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1946
RAF Ibsley Airfield Heritage Trust via John Levesley, Friends of the New Forest Airfields)
Stoney Cross airfield
Airfield Today:
New Forest parkland
Tower Type:
Watch Office for All Commands 12779/41
Tower:
Demolished
Other Buildings:
Water Tower, parts of perimeter track and runways in use as roads and campsites.
History:
Originally planned as a grass airfield for Army Co-operation Command.
01/43 to 04/43, No.239 and No.26
Squadrons with P-51B Mustang.
08/43 to 03/44, No.297 Squadron with Albermarles, part of this
Squadron formed No.299 Squadron with Venturas and Stirlings. Both units involved with airborne forces.
04/44 to 06/44, 392nd, 393rd, 394th Fighter Squadrons of the 367th Fighter Group, 9th U.S.A.A.F. with Lockheed P-38 Lightnings, first mission 09/05/44.
The 367th FG flew 85 missions and 21 P-38's were lost in action before they moved to Ibsley.
07/44 to 09/44, 556th, 557th, 558th, 559th Bombardment
Squadrons of the 387th Bomb Group moved here from Chipping Ongar with Martin B-26 Marauders, then moved to Normandy.
Taken over by Transport Command for glider repairs. No.232 and 242 Squadrons re-formed here 11/44 with Wellingtons.
01/45 to 12/46, No.46
Squadron, RAF Transport Command with Stirlings, Yorks and Dakotas. Post-war the airfield became a staging post for transport aircraft flying to the Far East, flying units transferred to Manston.
On care and maintenance to 01/48, then taken over by the Forestry Commission.
Stoney Cross airfield
Water Tower (behind Control Tower site)
T2 Hanger base (behind Control Tower site)
View South-West along the 07-25 Runway, now the road to Ringwood 2002Robert Truman)
RAF Stoney Cross airfield - 367th FG - 387th BG -
Airfield:
Transport Command, Operational Fighters and Bombers
Opened:
11/1942
Closed:
12/1946
Code:
SS
USAAF Station:
452
Runways:
3x concrete with wood chips
Hangars:
3x T2, 6x Blister
County:
Hampshire
Location:
10 miles W of Southampton
OS Ref:
SU248121
Links:
Photo ©:
All photographs copyright © as stated
RAF Stoney Cross airfield - 367th FG - 387th BG -
View North, Tower stood in centre of photograph (Water Tower is at extreme right)
View West from Water Tower site across airfield (Tower was in centre of photo, across road)
RAF Stoney Cross airfield - 367th FG - 387th BG -
c.1950 Alan Eade via Peter Earley)
RAF Stoney Cross airfield - 367th FG - 387th BG -
RAF Stoney Cross airfield + control tower = www.controltowers.co.uk
© robert truman 2002 - updated 10/07/13- Stoney Cross -