Delivered RAF [AN529] as part of Lend-Lease; 90 Squadron [WP-C] Polebrook 6-May-41; transferred 220 Squadron (NF- ) Portreath to Shallufa 29-Oct-41; following first mission to Benghazi with F/Off Swanson crash landed behind enemy lines at Fort Maddalena, Libya 8-Nov-41. Salvaged.
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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