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1971 (© Peter Broom)
RAF Wickenby airfield
Airfield Today:
Agriculture, aviation
Tower Type:
Not known
Tower:
Air Traffic Control and Clubhouse
Other Buildings:
Few
History:
09/42 to 09/45, No. 12 Squadron Bomber Command with Wellingtons, converting to Lancasters winter 1942/43, moved to Binbrook post-war.
11/43 to 10/45, No. 626 Squadron formed and eventually disbanded here.
300 operations were flown with 6 Wellingtons and 160 Lancasters lost.
The memorial commemorates 1,080 aircrew who lost their lives flying from here.
10/45 to 11/45, No. 109 Squadron here with Mosquitos, Station then closed to flying.
Airfield used for bomb storage, 1949 to 1952, 93 Maintenance Unit, 1952 to 1956, 92 MU.
1956, Airfield sold, now a private airfield.
RAF Wickenby airfield
Chipmunk landing on the 16/34 runway 2002 (© Robert Truman)
RAF Wickenby airfield
 
Diary of a Bomb Aimer - the story of a 12 Squadron bomb aimer based at Wickenby
RAF Wickenby airfield - 12 Squadron - 626 Squadron -
Airfield:
Operational Bomber
Opened:
09/1942
Closed:
/1956
ID Code:
UI
USAAF Station:
N/A
Runways:
3x - concrete, wood chips
Hangars:
1x - B1, 2x - T2
County:
Lincolnshire
Location:
9 miles NE of Lincoln
OS Ref:
TF088803
Links:
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Photographs © copyright as stated
RAF Wickenby - 12 Sqn - 109 Sqn - 626 Sqn -
2002 (© Robert Truman)
RAF Wickenby airfield
2002 (© Robert Truman)
RAF Wickenby airfield - 12 Squadron - 626 Squadron -
RAF Wickenby airfield & control tower = www.controltowers.co.uk © robert truman 2002 - Wickenby -