|Operator||Royal Air Force|
|Elevation AMSL||20 ft / 6 m|
The airfield was opened in 1942 and first hosted No. 431 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force as part of 4 Group RAF Bomber Command which formed at the airfield on 13 November 1942 flying Vickers Wellington Mark X aircraft while at Burn. On 15 July 1943 the squadron was transferred to RAF Tholthorpe and became part of No. 6 Group RCAF.
On 1 January 1944 No. 658 Squadron RAF moved to the airfield from RAF Clifton flying the Taylorcraft Auster III but left only seven days moving to RAF Doncaster but on 21 January 1944 the squadron returned, this time staying until 14 March 1944 when they moved to RAF Collyweston. The squadron was briefly joined on 31 December 1943 by 659 Squadron which moved to RAF Clifton the following day.
On 6 January 1944 No. 578 Squadron RAF squadron was relocated to RAF Burn from RAF Snaith. This Bomber Command squadron flew Handley Page Halifax Mk. III before disbanding on 15 April 1945 and the station was closed for flying operations in July 1945.
Shortly after flying was discontinued, the Royal Army Service Corps took over some facilities to store surplus equipment. Many of the buildings have been dismantled but all three runways remain intact and are used by Burn Gliding Club Ltd.
- Jefford 1988, p. 91.
- "Bomber Command - Burn". Royal Air Force. Retrieved 11 June 2012.
- Jefford 1988, p. 103.
- "Burn". Airfields of Britain Conservation Trust. Retrieved 11 June 2012.
- Jefford 1988, p. 97.
- "RAF Burn". The Wartime Memories Project. Retrieved 11 June 2012.
- "Burn Gliding Club - Flying in the heart of Yorkshire". Burn Gliding Club. Retrieved 3 April 2012.
- Jefford, C.G, MBE,BA,RAF (Retd). RAF Squadrons, a Comprehensive Record of the Movement and Equipment of all RAF Squadrons and their Antecedents since 1912. Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK: Airlife Publishing, 1988. ISBN 1-84037-141-2.