RAF Holme-on-Spalding Moor [concept]

Title

RAF Holme-on-Spalding Moor [concept]
RAF Holme; RAF Holme on Spalding Moor; [concept]

Description

RAF Holme-on-Spalding-Moor was in Yorkshire three miles south east from the town of the same name. Construction began in 1940 and it opened in August 1941 with tarmac runways. 458 Squadron took up residence that month and it was joined by a Beam Approach Training Flight in October. 458 Squadron left in March 1942 and the airfield then closed for construction work, re-opening in August. It then became home to 101 Squadron and later 76 Squadron from June 1943 until August 1945. A Bomber Defence Training Flight was based from February 1944 to May 1945. The station closed in 1983.
It was home to: 458 Squadron (Wellington) August 1941-March 1942, 101 Squadron (Wellington and Lancaster) September 1942-June 1943, and 76 Squadron (Halifax) June 1943-August 1945.
Wartime losses: 652

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Contributor

Terry Hancock

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Citation

“RAF Holme-on-Spalding Moor [concept],” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed March 24, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/6431.

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