Delivered RAF [AN530] as part of Lend-Lease; 90 Squadron [WP-F] Polebrook 13-May-41; transferred 220 Squadron (VX-F) Nutts Corner 12-Feb-42; RAF Coastal Command Development Unit Ballykelly, Tain 20-Jun-42; 206 Squadron (ZZ-?) Benbecula, Scot. 29-Jul-42; Struck Off Charge 11-Sep-43, buried Benbecula Afd.
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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