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Crookham Common

Military site : non-airfield

Crookham Common lies to the immediate east of RAF Greenham Common 486. During the First World War the Commons were used as military training grounds. However, in 1939 the private estates controlling the Commons were sold to Newbury Council which enabled them to be requisitioned by the government.
Used for large-scale glider (Waco CG-4A) assembly from 10 November 1943 - 30 April 1945.
Currently designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest due to the diverse nature of the wildlife.

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

Barry Anderson, Army Air Forces Stations (Alabama, 1985) / John F Hamlin, Support and Strike!: A Concise History of the U.S. Ninth Air Force in Europe (Peterborough, 1991).