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RAF Bottesford, Long Bennington



Reference Name MLI89100

Name:
RAF Bottesford, Long Bennington

Summary:
RAF Bottesford, Long Bennington

Location:
LONG BENNINGTON, SOUTH KESTEVEN, LINCOLNSHIRE

Description:
PRN 36769
RAF Bottesford opened in September 1942. It is mostly in Leicestershire but the eastern edge of the airfield falls in Lincolnshire. A number of RAF squadrons and one Royal Australian Air Force squadron were based here at different times until November 1943. The airfield then became the home of 50th Troop Carrier Wing, 9th USAAF and remained a USAAF troop carrier base until the spring of 1944. In July 1944 it returned to the RAF flying Halifax bombers. The airfield was decommissioned in 1945.{1}

Sources:
1 Internet Web Site: Johnston, Philip Ralph. 2008. RAF-Lincolnshire.info. http://raf-lincolnshire.info. http://raf-lincolnshire.info/bottesford/bottesford.htm

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