Delivered RAF [AN520] as part of Lend-Lease; 90 Squadron [WP-?] Polebrook, UK 4-Apr-41; transferred 206 Squadron [VX-X] Benbecula, Outer Hebrides, Scotland 1-Nov-41; 220 Squadron [ZZ-D] Nutts Corner 1-Apr-42; RAF Coastal Command Development Unit (Ballykelly) Tain, Scotland 20-Jun-42; 206 Squadron [VX-X] Benbecula 27-Feb-42; transferred 214 Squadron [BU-U] (Cheaburgh?) Oulton? Sculthorpe, Nfk. 19-Feb-44; Struck Off Charge 14-Aug-44. RETUS at Portland, Oregon.
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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