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2002 (© Robert Truman)
RAF Sturgate airfield
Airfield Today:
Agriculture, Sturgate Airport
Tower Type:
Watch Office for All Commands 12779/41, medium front windows to 343/43
Tower:
Air Traffic Control, post-war VCR added to front corner
Other Buildings:
Few
History:
One of the last airfields built during WW2, opened too late to see operational service.
71 Base Sub-Station, Aircrew Training School, No 7 Group Bomber Command, a holding unit for crews before posting to a HCU.
18/09/44 to 30/05/45, No.1520 BAT Flight with Oxfords.
06/45 to 01/46, No. 50 and 61 Squadrons, Bomber Command arrived from Skellingthorpe before moving to Waddington, airfield then closed.
06/1953 to 1964, re-opened to USAF SAC Fighter units on rotation to other Bases.
RAF Sturgate airfield
RAF Sturgate airfield
Airfield:
Planned as Operational Bomber airfield
Opened:
1944 to 1946
Re-opened:
06/1953 to 1964
ID Code:
US
USAAF Station:
N/A
Runways:
3x -concrete, tarmac
Hangars:
1x - B1, 2x - T2
County:
Lincolnshire
Location:
10 miles N of Lincoln
OS Ref:
SK879878
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All photographs and artwork copyright Robert Truman ©
RAF Sturgate airfield
Large unidentified building close to Control Tower site 2002 (© Robert Truman)
RAF Sturgate airfield
RAF Sturgate control tower = www.controltowers.co.uk © robert truman 2002 - USAF Sturgate -