Assigned originally to RAF [FA691], transferred 92BG Bangor 14/7/42; 341BS/97BG Polebrook 8/42; bombed by Luftwaffe on base at Maison Blanche, Algeria 20/11/42 with Art Hughes, Bone, Peklenk, Cogdill, Cooper, Faith, Richardson, Hagan, Evans, Hinson (10 Killed in Action). HELLZAPOPPIN.
Military site : airfield
Polebrook was laid down for RAF Bomber Command use in 1940-1941. Built by George Wimpey and Co. Ltd, it had short runways which were lengthened for USAAF heavy bomber use. The RAF used the base for operational trials - including of B-17 Flying...
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