RAF Linton-on-Ouse

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RAF Linton-on-Ouse
RAF Linton on Ouse [entry point]

Description

RAF Linton on Ouse (also known as Linton-on-Ouse) was a Bomber Command station. It is located in Yorkshire 9 miles (14 kms) north-west from York.

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It opened in May 1937 as part of 4 Group and in September 1939 Whitleys of 51 Squadron and 58 Squadron were in residence. 78 Squadron, also with Whitleys, replaced 51 Squadron in December 1939. From May to December 1940 78 Squadron left and both 77 Squadron and 102 Squadron had short spells at the station before 35 Squadron, with Halifaxes, arrived in December 1940 to join 58 Squadron until the latter left in April 1943. 76 Squadron was formed with Halifaxes May 1941, left but returned in August 1942, replacing 35 Squadron and was joined by 78 Squadron which returned, now equipped with Halifaxes. In June 1943 the station was transferred to the Canadian 6 Group and 426 Squadron and 408 Squadron took up residence, both equipped with the radial-engined Lancaster Mk 2. Both squadrons converted to the radial-engined Halifax Mk 3s during 1944. RAF Linton on Ouse is still in use as an RAF station although scheduled for closure in 2020.

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Citation

“RAF Linton-on-Ouse,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed May 21, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/6445.

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