Delivered RAF [AN521] as part of Lend-Lease; 90 Squadron [WP-K] Polebrook 15-Apr-41 with Major Walsh, the first aircraft to the fly Atlantic to RAF, Watton; transferred 220 Squadron, ZZ-? Portreath 28-Oct-41; 107 MU Kasfareet; Fuka 5-Dec-41; engine fire and crash landed Shallufa, Egypt, 10-Jan-42 with F/O Sturmey, plus crew of five and two passengers; F/Sgt Hamish Mennie, Sgt Don Tuson fatally injured; Written off 3-Oct-43.
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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