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Fulbeck

Military site : airfield

A Relief Landing Ground for RAF College Cranwell in 1940-42, Fulbeck was developed as RAF Fulbeck bomber station in 1942-43. Operated first by the RAF then the Troop Carrier Groups of the Ninth Air Force in the build up to and exectution of the campaign in North West Europe. Since the 1960s it has been used as a go-kart race track 1960-date, and also as a Ministry of Defence training area. The airfield was to a private local landowner in 2013, and is the proposed site of a wind farm.

Service

Units

People

  • Richard Roper

    Military | Warrant Officer | Aircraft Engineering Officer 4823 | 318th Service Group
    The US Air Corps officer who switched off the lights and locked the gates of Aldermaston in 1945. Warrant Officer R A Roper trained in airplane mechanics and received specialised training in all mechanical and superstructure work of B-17 bomber...

Aircraft

  • 42-92879

    C-47 Skytrain
    Assigned to 303TCS, 442TCG, 9AF USAAF.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:02:16 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Barry Anderson, Army Air Forces Stations (Alabama, 1985) / Roger Freeman, Airfields of the Ninth Then and Now (London, 1994)

Bruce Barrymore Halpenny, Action Stations 2: Military Airfields of Lincolnshire and the East Midlands (Cambridge, 1984)

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