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2010 (© copyright)
RAF Croughton airfield
Airfield Today:
422nd Air Base Squadron, 422nd Communication Squadron, 422nd Security Forces Squadron, 422nd Civil Engineer Squadron of the 422nd Air Base Group, 501st Combat Support Wing, USAFE
Tower Type:
?
Tower:
Demolished 2012
Other Buildings:
Not known
History:
07/40 to 07/42, Known as Brackley landing ground, used by No. 16 Operational Training Unit Hampdens as a Satellite airfield to Upper Heyford.
07/41, Renamed RAF Croughton.
07/42 to 03/43, No.1 Glider Training School from Thame, training glider pilots with Hotspurs towed by Miles Masters.
03/43 to 10/44, No.20 (Pilot) AFU with Oxfords from Kidlington.
04/43 to 10/44, No. 1538 BAT Flight with Oxfords.
11/44 to 08/45, No.1 GTS reformed here with
Hotspurs towed by Miles Masters.
10/51 to present, USAFE communications centre.
RAF Croughton
2010 copyright)
RAF Croughton airfield - No. 16 OTU - USAFE -
Airfield:
Flying training, United States Air Force in Europe
Opened:
/1940
Closed:
05/1946
ID Code:
AW
USAAF Station:
N/A
Runways:
3x - grass
Hangars:
4x - T2, 10x - Blister
County:
Northamptonshire
Location:
3 miles SW of Brackley
OS Ref:
SP561328
Links:
422nd Air Base Group
©:
All photographs © copyright as stated
RAF Croughton airfield
2010 copyright)
RAF Croughton airfield - No. 16 OTU - USAFE -
RAF Croughton airfield + control tower = www.controltowers.co.uk © robert truman 2010 - USAFE Croughton -