RAF Acaster Malbis [entry point]

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RAF Acaster Malbis [entry point]

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RAF Acaster Malbis was located in Yorkshire, 6 miles (10 kms) south of York.

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It opened in January 1942 in Fighter Command as grass satellite station for nearby RAF Church Fenton but due to the frequent mists from the nearby River Ouse, the station was deemed unsuitable and two months later it transferred to a training role. During 1943 RAF Acaster Malbis was upgraded to a heavy bomber station with concrete runways but no units were ever based there and it only ever served as a relief landing ground for the Halifax Heavy Conversion Units at nearby RAF Marston Moor, RAF Riccall and RAF Rufforth.

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“RAF Acaster Malbis [entry point],” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed July 7, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/6385.

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