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Leicester East

Military site : airfield

RAF Leicester East was opened on 8 October 1943 but was downgraded to 'Care and maintenance' status. It was then considered as a base for USAAF Tactical Carrier Group, but then made ready for two Stirling squadrons. USAAF did use/share this site with the RAF.

Detailed history

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English Heritage's record description

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
20 July 2017 09:41:00 Lucy May Changes to name and number
Sources

http://www.controltowers.co.uk/l/leicester_east.htm

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:02:17 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Barry Anderson, Army Air Forces Stations (Alabama, 1985) / Roger Freeman, The Mighty Eighth War Manual (London, 1991).
http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=U_BwCJBb5HYC&pg=PA14&lpg=PA14&dq=usaa...

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