IWM catalogue record
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Aerial photograph of Saltby airfield looking north, the control tower and airfield code are beneath the wood on the upper right, 16 April 1946. Photograph taken by No. 540 Squadron, sortie number RAF/106G/UK/1431. English Heritage (RAF Photography).
Military site : airfield
Initially a grass airfield satellite to RAF Cottesmore, Saltby opened in August 1941 as the home of No. 14 OTU, but closed for development in August 1943. When allocated to the Ninth Air Force in February 1944, it had three concrete runways, 33 loop...