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1946 (© Ken Clarkson)
RAF Scorton
Airfield Today:
Agriculture, gravel extraction
Tower Type:
Watch Office for Night Fighter Stations 12096/41 with smaller windows to 16560/41
Tower:
Demolished
Other Buildings:
Very few
History:
10/39, Opened as a satellite to Catterick, No. 13 Group, Fighter Command and used by many fighter Sqns.
10/39 to 10/40 and 10/42 to 04/43, 219 Sqn Blenheims, moved to Redhill.
1941, Airfield rebuilt with three tarmac runways, new control tower and buildings.
10/41 to 04/42, 122 Sqn Spitfires from Catterick, moved to Hornchurch.
02/42 to 09/42, 406 Sqn RCAF Nightfighter Beaufughters from Ayr, moved to Predannack.
04/42 to 06/42, 167 Sqn reformed here with Spitfires, moved to Castletown.
09/42 to 10/42, 410 RCAF
Nightfighter Beaufughters from Ayr, moved to Acklington.
04/43 to 04/44, No. 26, 56, 130, and 604 Squadrons here
.
05/44 to 07/44, 422nd and 425th Night Fighter Squadron, IXth USAAF here from Charmy Down training on Northrop P-61 Black Widow nightfighters.

06/44 to 07/44, Six P-61s based at Hurn for night missions over France.
/44 to /45, Used by RAF Balloon Command for storage. Returned to agriculture in 1958.
RAF Scorton - 422nd NFS - 425th NFS -




IXth
USAAF Northrop P-61 Black Widow night fighter of
the 425th NFS
1944-5
(
© USAAF, via Steve Ward)
IXth USAAF Northrop P-61 Black Widow night fighter 25580 'Wabash Cannon-Ball IV' seen here on a visit to Bassingbourn 1944-5 (© 91st BG, USAAF, via Steve Ward)
RAF Scorton airfield
Airfield:
Operational fighter, nightfighter, nightfighter training, balloon storage
Opened:
10/1939
Closed:
/1945
Code:
SO
USAAF Station:
425
Runways:
Grass then, x 3 concrete, tarmac
Hangars:
x 12 Blister
County:
Yorkshire
Location:
9 miles SW of Darlington
OS Ref:
NZ240003
©:
Control tower photo copyright © Ken Clarkson, others copyright as stated
RAF Scorton airfield
The last few original airfield buildings at Scorton 2006 (© Josh Harrison)
RAF Scorton airfield - 422nd NFS - 425th NFS -
RAF SCORTON airfield + control tower = www.controltowers.co.uk © robert truman 2008 - Scorton - 422 NFS - 425 NFS -