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1943 (© USAAF via Steve Ward)
RAF Mount Farm airfield
Airfield Today:
Agriculture, gravel extraction
Tower Type:
Watch Office for Bomber Satellite Stations type M/4109/41 (believed to be one of only two built, the other was at Hampstead Norris)
Tower:
Demolished
Other Buildings:
None
History:
07/1940 to 07/1941, No. 12 Operational Training Unit with Fairey Battles then Wellingtons from Benson, moved to Chipping Warden.
08/1940 to 11/1940, Concrete runways built.
07/1941 to 11/1941, No. 15 O.T.U. Wellingtons from Harwell.
01/1942 to 03/1943, 140 Squadron Photo Reconnaissance Blenheims and Spitfires from Benson, moved to Hartford Bridge.
02/1943, 13th Photographic Squadron with F-4 Lightnings from Podington. 07/1943 to 03/1945, 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group formed here with 13th, 14th, 22nd and 27th Photographic Squadrons using F-5c Lightnings, Spitfires and Mustangs.
02/1944, 22nd PS detached to Attlebridge.
7th PRG flew 4,247 photo recce sorties losing 58 aircraft in action, moved to Chalgrove 03/1945.
05/1945 to 10/1946, Airfield returned to the RAF as a satellite to Benson. 06/1945 to 07/1946, No. 8 OTU here, airfield then used for vehicle storage, not used again and land sold in 1957.
Mount Farm
1943 (© USAAF via John Godfrey)
Mount Farm airfield
Airfield:
Operational Training Unit, Photographic Recconaisance
Opened:
/1940
Closed:
/1946
ID Code:
MF
USAAF Station:
234
Runways:
3x - concrete
Hangars:
8x - Blister
County:
Oxfordshire
Location:
8 miles SE of Oxford
OS Ref:
SU583965
©:
Photographs © copyright as stated
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