I would say that North Yorkshire is most likely for all scenes. Anyone know what months it was filmed in in 45? Brief Encounter had all the railway scenes shot at Carnforth in March 45 to avoid the blackout regs which were still in force in the London area. I would guess that "the way to the stars" would have been filmed in North Yorkshire to reduce the chance of an Jerries tryin to interrupt filming.
RAF Hurricanes (56 OTU?), Bristol Blenheims II, Douglas Bostons and Avro Ansons. 8th Air Force Boeing B-17G's. This footage was shot at the 8th base of Grafton-Underwood with the 384 BG, during April-May 1945. (The only WWII "movie" footage shot by Hollywood with an actual combat unit)
Some thoughts from above posts
The opening shot is at Scorton according to IMDB. Possibly, but by 0.02.18 we have Catterick's tower
IMDB says that Leeming was also used, runway. Possibly, but not Leeming's WWII tower
This footage was shot at the 8th base of Grafton-Underwood Very likely with the HILV runway lights,
The mimic in the control room is unlike any of the airfields mentioned above. Possibly a red herring. It's similar to Wymeswold.
The Hurricanes were from 56OTU and 1695 Bomber (Defence) Training Flight (RCAF) based at RAF Dalton. The Blenheim IIs are most likely Finnish Air Force. The 384th BG had just come off missions to Germany and made up most of the B-17 footage in the film, these scenes being filmed in April and May 1945. The B-17F was Hell's Angels of the 358th Bombardment Squadron at Molesworth (the first to complete 25 missions).
Radio rather than TV but not often the Y Service gets mentioned on radio or TV.
On: BBC Radio 4 FM
Date: Thursday 30th May 2019 (starting in 4 days)
Time: 15:00 to 15:27 (27 minutes long)
Clare Gets Lost in Lancashire. Series 42, episode 3.
Clare Balding joins two extraordinary sisters for a walk near Dolphinholme in Lancashire. Pat Davies and Jean Argles both worked in espionage during the Second World War. Jean was a code and cipher officer based in Cairo, then Italy, while Pat helped the Royal Navy intercept German naval traffic at coastal stations.
Starring: Clare Balding, Karen Gregor
Marked By: 'Category: Nature' marker
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