RAF Alconbury [entry point]


RAF Alconbury [entry point]


RAF Alconbury was a Bomber Command station located in Cambridgeshire, 3 miles (5 kms) north-west of Huntingdon.

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It opened in 1938 and by the start of the war the station was used as a satellite station for RAF Wyton in 2 Group and the Battles of 12 Squadron, 40 Squadron and 139 Squadron. Blenheims replaced the Battles and 15 Squadron arrived in April 1940 also with Blenheims but moved out the following month. In November 1940, RAF Alconbury transferred to 3 Group. Concrete runways were laid and in February 1941 40 Squadron returned with Wellingtons. A year later it was renumbered as 156 Squadron and stayed until August 1942. RAF Alconbury was then transferred to the United States Army Air Force for the remainder of the war.

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Map                                Text. Correspondence
Map. Navigation chart and log      Text. Diary
Moving image                       Text. Log book and record book
Photograph                         Text. Memoir
Physical object                    Text. Personal research
Physical object. Clothing          Text. Poetry
Physical object. Decoration        Text. Service material
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“RAF Alconbury [entry point],” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed July 7, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/6386.

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