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Podington control tower 1945 (© 92nd Bomb Group, USAAF via Simon Dunham)
Podington airfield
Airfield Today:
Agriculture, industry, drag racing strip
Tower Type:
Watch Office for Bomber Stations and OTU's 13726/41
Tower:
Now used as a house
Other Buildings:
Many
History:
Originally built as an RAF Bomber Command Station 1941/42.
Transferred to 8th USAAF 19/04/42.
07/42 to 08/42, 28th Troop Carrier Squadron,
60th Troop Carrier Group, with C-47's.
08/42 to 05/43, 8th BC, CCRU, Combat Crew Replacement Unit.
08/42 to 09/42, 301st Bomb Group personnel here as satellite to Chelveston.
Airfield then rebuilt with lengthened runways.

09/42 to 11/42, 15th Bomb Squadron here with Bostons, moved to North Africa.
05/43 to 06/43, 100th Bombardment Group (H) 'The Bloody Hundredth' here, moved to Thorpe Abbotts.
09/43 to 07/45, 325th, 326th, 327th and 407th
Bombardment Squadrons
of the 92nd Bombardment Group (Heavy) 'Fames Favored Few' moved here from Alconbury with B-17s, flew a total of 308 missions.
Airfield then used by Air Ministry for sandbag storage storage until sold 1961.
Podington airfield - 92nd Bomb Group
1998 (© Robert Truman)
Podington 92nd BG aircrew histories and photographs Here
Podington airfield - 92nd BG - 100th BG - 301st BG -
Airfield:
Operational Bomber
Opened:
08/1942
Closed:
/1946
ID Code:
PM
USAAF Station:
109
Runways:
3x concrete, tarmac
Hangars:
2x - T2
County:
Bedfordshire
Location:
6 miles SE of Wellingborough
OS Ref:
SP953603
Links:
©:
All photographs copyright © as stated
Podington airfield - 92nd BG - 100th BG - 301st BG -
1973 (© Steve Bond)
2002 (© Mark Brotherton)
RAF Podington airfield - 92nd BG - 100th BG -
RAF Podington airfield - 92nd BG - 100th BG -
RAF Podington 92nd BG - 100th BG airfield + control tower = www.controltowers.co.uk © robert truman 2001