RAF Balderton [concept]
RAF Balderton was a Bomber Command station located in Nottinghamshire, 2 miles (3 kms) south of Newark-on-Trent.
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It opened in June 1941 and initially used as a satellite airfield for the Hampdens of 25 Operational Training Unit from RAF Finningley. In December 1941 the station was transferred to 5 Group and became home to the Hampdens of 408 Squadron until September 1942. The station closed for the construction of hard runways and re-opened in August 1943 with the formation of 1668 Heavy Conversion Unit equipped with Halifaxes and Lancasters. In November 1943 the station was transferred to the United States Army Air Force until October 1944. 5 Group then returned with the Lancasters of 227 Squadron which stayed until April 1945.
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