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2008 (© Steve McCarthy)
RAF Stansted Mountfitchet airfield
Airfield Today:
Stansted airport (often miss-spelt as Stanstead)
Tower Type:
Watch Office for all Commands 12779/41
Tower:
Demolished February 2008
Other Buildings:
Not known
History:
08/43 to 08/45, 30th Air Depot Group and 91st Air Depot Group, 2nd Tactical Air Depot, 8th USAAF, transferred to 9th USAAF 10/43.
08/02/44 to 30/09/44, 494th, 495th, 496th and 497th Bomb Squadrons of the 344th Bomb Group with B-26 Marauders. First mission flown 29/02/44, the 344th flew over 100 missions from Stanstead losing 26 Marauders in action. 344th BG led the 9th USAAF on D-Day. Moved to airfield A-59, Cormeilles-en-Vexin in France.
11/45 to 10/47, RAF No. 263 Maintenance Unit, moved to Hitcham.
Post-war used as an American forces transit centre and by German POWs awaiting repatriation.
14/12/46, Airfield opened for civilian flying, opening as London's third airport in 1990.
11/52 to /58, Airfield also used by the USAF who built a new 10,000ft runway 1953-56.
RAF Stansted Mountfitchet airfield
1967 (© Mark)
RAF Stansted airfield
Airfield:
2nd Tactical Air Depot, Operational Bomber
Opened:
07/08/1943
Closed:
10/47 RAF closure
Code:
KT
USAAF Station:
169
Runways:
3x - concrete, wood chips
Hangars:
4x - T2
County:
Essex
Location:
3 miles NE of Bishop Stortford
OS Ref:
TL538228
©:
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RAF Stansted Mountfitchet airfield
2008 (© Steve McCarthy)
RAF Stansted Mountfitchet airfield
2008 (© Steve McCarthy)
RAF Stansted Mountfitchet airfield
c.1965 (© via Steve Wade)
RAF Stanstead Mountfitchet airfield
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