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IWM catalogue record

This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.

C-47 Skytrains of the 32nd Troop Carrier Squadron, 314th Troop Carrier Group. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Barkston Heath? Saltby?'

Connections

Locations

  • Barkston Heath

    Military site : airfield
    Barkston Heath was established as a grass Relief Landing Ground for RAF Cranwell in 1941-43, before being developed with hard runways for RAF Bomber Command in 1943-44. It was used by the transport aircraft of the Ninth Air Force's 61st Troop Carrier...

  • Saltby

    Military site : airfield
    Initially a grass airfield satellite to RAF Cottesmore, Saltby opened in August 1941 as the home of No. 14 OTU, but closed for development in August 1943. When allocated to the Ninth Air Force in February 1944, it had three concrete runways, 33 loop...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:42:07 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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