RAF Spanhoe

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RAF Spanhoe (also known as Harringworth or Wakerley) is a former World War II airfield in Northamptonshire, England.wikipedia
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315th Operations Group

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On 7 February 1944, the headquarters of the 315th Troop Carrier Group took up residence, a somewhat reduced organisation as most of the air echelon had been sent on detachment to Twelfth Air Force in North Africa during May 1943.
On 7 February 1944, the group moved to RAF Spanhoe.

Harringworth

Haryngworth
RAF Spanhoe (also known as Harringworth or Wakerley) is a former World War II airfield in Northamptonshire, England.
RAF Spanhoe

Tinwell

One crew member managed to parachute safely but eight others and 26 Polish paratroops perished in the crash at Tinwell, near Stamford.
On 8 July 1944, two C47s collided after taking-off from RAF Spanhoe for an exercise.

310th Airlift Squadron

310th Troop Carrier Squadron310th Special Operations Squadron310th Military Airlift Squadron
310th Troop Carrier Squadron (4A)
RAF Spanhoe (AAF-493), England, 21 April 1944

309th Airlift Squadron

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309th Troop Carrier Squadron (M6)
RAF Spanhoe (AAF-493), England, 21 April 1944

List of former Royal Air Force stations

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*List of former Royal Air Force stations

Vickers Valiant

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On 12 August 1960 a Vickers Valiant, BK1 XD864 of No. 7 Squadron, nose wheel failed to retract on takeoff from RAF Wittering.
12 August 1960: Valiant BK1 XD864 of No. 7 Squadron nosewheel failed to retract on takeoff from RAF Wyton, while sorting it out the aircraft stalled and crashed into the ground at RAF Spanhoe disused airfield.

Wakerley

RAF Wakerley
RAF Spanhoe (also known as Harringworth or Wakerley) is a former World War II airfield in Northamptonshire, England.

World War II

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RAF Spanhoe (also known as Harringworth or Wakerley) is a former World War II airfield in Northamptonshire, England.

Northamptonshire

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RAF Spanhoe (also known as Harringworth or Wakerley) is a former World War II airfield in Northamptonshire, England.

England

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RAF Spanhoe (also known as Harringworth or Wakerley) is a former World War II airfield in Northamptonshire, England.

Uppingham

Uppingham Castle
The airfield is located approximately 4 mi east of Uppingham; about 80 mi north-northwest of London

London

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The airfield is located approximately 4 mi east of Uppingham; about 80 mi north-northwest of London

Royal Air Force

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Opened in 1943, it was used by both the Royal Air Force and United States Army Air Forces.

United States Army Air Forces

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Opened in 1943, it was used by both the Royal Air Force and United States Army Air Forces.

Twelfth Air Force

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On 7 February 1944, the headquarters of the 315th Troop Carrier Group took up residence, a somewhat reduced organisation as most of the air echelon had been sent on detachment to Twelfth Air Force in North Africa during May 1943.

North Africa

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On 7 February 1944, the headquarters of the 315th Troop Carrier Group took up residence, a somewhat reduced organisation as most of the air echelon had been sent on detachment to Twelfth Air Force in North Africa during May 1943.

IX Troop Carrier Command

9th Troop Carrier CommandU.S. IX Troop Carrier Command
The 315th TCG was part of the IX Troop Carrier Command 52nd Troop Carrier Wing.

52d Troop Carrier Wing

52d Fighter Wing52nd Troop Carrier Wing52d Transport Wing
The 315th TCG was part of the IX Troop Carrier Command 52nd Troop Carrier Wing.

Douglas C-47 Skytrain

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On 8 July 1944 two C-47s of the 315th collided shortly after take-off for an exercise.

Stamford, Lincolnshire

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One crew member managed to parachute safely but eight others and 26 Polish paratroops perished in the crash at Tinwell, near Stamford.

Advanced Landing Ground

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Between 6/11 6 April 1945, the 315th TCG moved from Spanhoe to their Advanced Landing Ground (ALG) at Amiens/Glisy airfield, France (ALG B-48).

Amiens – Glisy Aerodrome

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Between 6/11 6 April 1945, the 315th TCG moved from Spanhoe to their Advanced Landing Ground (ALG) at Amiens/Glisy airfield, France (ALG B-48).

No. 7 Squadron RAF

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On 12 August 1960 a Vickers Valiant, BK1 XD864 of No. 7 Squadron, nose wheel failed to retract on takeoff from RAF Wittering.

RAF Wittering

WitteringStamfordRAF Station Wittering
On 12 August 1960 a Vickers Valiant, BK1 XD864 of No. 7 Squadron, nose wheel failed to retract on takeoff from RAF Wittering.