Oatlands Hill

Airfield

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Detailed History

Oatlands Hill was located some 7 miles north of Salisbury. It was developed as a satellite for Army-Cooperation units of the RAF based around Salisbury Plain.
In late May 1944, a detachment of the 47th Liaison Squadron, USAAF arrived as lodgers. They had six L-5s for courier and communications duties supporting the HQ, Southern Base section. To speed up priority mail a P-47 was later added.
The Squadron departed late in July 1944

Revisions

Date10 May 2015 23:18:10
ContributorMikeO
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The Military Airfields of Britain, South-Western England, Ken Delve, The Crowood Press, 2006

Date27 Sep 2014 18:02:17
ContributorAAM
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