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The first watch office at Tholthorpe 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:
/08/1940 to /12/1940, Satellite airfield to Linton-on-Ouse as a landing ground for Whitleys.
/01/1941 to /06/1943, Airfield built to Class A standard. /06/1943 Allocated to No. 6 Group RAF Bomber Command with RCAF Squadrons.
13/06/1943 to 10/12/1943, No. 434 (Bluenose) Squadron formed here with Halifaxes, moved to Croft.
15/07/1943 to 09/12/1943, No. 431 (Iroquois) Squadron from Burn, moved to Croft.
12/12/1943 to 11/06/1945, No. 420 (Snowy Owl) Squadron, flew 160 operations losing 25 Halifaxes.

10/12/1943 to 12/06/1945, No. 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
1940s left 2003 right and below (© 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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RAF Tholthorpe airfield
The second watch office 1986 Ian Woodward)
2003 Mike Seaman)
RAF Tholthorpe airfield
2003 Mike Seaman)
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