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NORTH KILLINGHOLME AIRFIELD

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A former World War Two military airfield, opened in 1943 and closed in 1945. It was equipped with three concrete runways and aircraft hangars Type T2 and Type B1. The technical and administration sites were located east of the flying field. There was a mess, sick quarters communal and domestic accomodation sites west of the East Halton Road. East of the flying field was a bomb store. It was an operational bomber station for Royal Air Force Bomber Command Group 1. Number 550 Squadron are credited with opening the D Day attack from North Killingholme by dropping the first bombs on the night of June 5th 1944. In 1990 a number of the airfield buildings were still extant (see TA 11 NW 27). At that time the airfield was used for industry and for poultry sheds.

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