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Post war USAF/USAFE Airfields in the UK 10 Nov 2015 19:50 #1

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Can anyone provide me with a list of airfields in the UK used solely by USAF/USAFE airfields please? It doesn't matter how short a time either.

Of the top of my head I can think of;

Alconbury
Barford St John
Bentwaters
Brize Norton
Bruntingthorpe
Burtonwood
Chelveston
Croughton
East Kirkby
Elvington
Fairford
Feltwell
Greenham Common
Lakenheath
Machrihanish
Mildenhall
Molesworth
Sculthorpe
Shepherds Grove
Sturgate
Upper Heyford
Upwood
Wethersfield
Woodbridge

I am sure I have missed a few!

Cheers - Rich

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Post war USAF/USAFE Airfields in the UK 10 Nov 2015 20:00 #2

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Better add Bruntingthorpe as a flying station.
Barford St John, Croughton and Feltwell have never been used for flying purposes by the USAF.
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Post war USAF/USAFE Airfields in the UK 10 Nov 2015 20:05 #3

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Thanks PB, I have just put Elvington on the list too.

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Post war USAF/USAFE Airfields in the UK 10 Nov 2015 20:12 #4

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Does Atcham come under this ? Ha sorry I didnt read post war disregard
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Post war USAF/USAFE Airfields in the UK 10 Nov 2015 20:15 #5

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ianbache;166185 wrote: Does Atcham come under this ?


Not really, its mainly airfields and installations used by the USAFE from about 1950 onwards

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Post war USAF/USAFE Airfields in the UK 10 Nov 2015 20:19 #6

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So far:

Airfields or former airfields used by the USAF in the UK post-WWII

Alconbury
Barford St John
Bentwaters
Bovingdon
Brize Norton
Bruntingthorpe
Burtonwood
Chelveston
Croughton
East Kirkby
Elvington
Fairford
Feltwell
Greenham Common
Lakenheath
Little Rissington
Machrihanish
Manston
Mildenhall
Molesworth
Scampton
Sculthorpe
Shepherds Grove
Sturgate
Upper Heyford
Upwood
Welford
Wethersfield
Woodbridge
Paul Bellamy
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ARG Archive, Alconbury

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Post war USAF/USAFE Airfields in the UK 10 Nov 2015 20:23 #7

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Prestwick ?
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Post war USAF/USAFE Airfields in the UK 10 Nov 2015 20:27 #8

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Prestwick had USAF lodger units, but wasn't solely a USAF station, so I don't know whether that would count under Richard's spec.
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Post war USAF/USAFE Airfields in the UK 10 Nov 2015 20:29 #9

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Glad you put 1950 onwards otherwise there would be a lot more in the list :)

I was just about to add Manston but I saw it in the updated list. I though Marham was used or was it just allocated at one point? I'm pretty sure I had a list from 1948, or was it on AiX? I would suggest 1948 as the start of the post war USAF.

Edit: I also have Sandtoft in my head but am still looking for that list, assuming I had it in the first place!
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Post war USAF/USAFE Airfields in the UK 10 Nov 2015 20:44 #10

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P Bellamy;166190 wrote: Prestwick had USAF lodger units, but wasn't solely a USAF station, so I don't know whether that would count under Richard's spec.


It's probably worthy of inclusion but I'll annotate it as lodger units only

Thanks

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