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The first watch office 1986 Ian Woodward)
RAF Tholthorpe airfield
Airfield Today:
Agriculture, industry
Tower Type:
1. Watch Office for Bomber Satellite Stations
2. Watch Office for All Commands 343/43
Tower:
1. Derelict
2. In use as a house
Other Buildings:
Not known
History:
08/40 to 12/40, Satellite to Linton-on-Ouse as a landing ground for Whitleys.
01/41 to 06/43, Airfield built to Class A standard. 06/43 Allocated to No. 6 Group RAF Bomber Command with RCAF Squadrons.
13/06/43 to 10/12/43, 434 (Bluenose) Squadron formed here with Halifaxes, moved to Croft.
15/07/43 to 09/12/43, 431 (Iroquois) Squadron from Burn, moved to Croft.
12/12/43 to 11/06/45, 420 (Snowy Owl) Squadron, flew 160 operations losing 25 Halifaxes.

10/12/43 to 12/06/45, 425 (Alouette) Squadron from Dishforth, flew 162 operations from Tholthorpe (total 201) losing 28 Halifaxes.
A total of 119 Halifaxes were lost from Tholthorpe.
RAF Tholthorpe airfield
2003 Mike Seaman)
RAF Tholthorpe airfield
Airfield:
Operational Bomber
Opened:
08/1940
Closed:
06/1945
ID Code:
TH
USAAF Station:
N/A
Runways:
3x - concrete, tarmac
Hangars:
1x - B1, 2x - T2
County:
Yorkshire
Location:
12 miles NW of York
OS Ref:
SE485678
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The second watch office 1986 Ian Woodward)
2003 Mike Seaman)
RAF Tholthorpe airfield
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