RAF Snailwell

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RAF Snailwell
USAAF Station 361

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RAF Snailwell - 26 Jul 1942 Airphoto.jpg
Aerial photograph of Snailwell airfield, 26 July 1942
Summary
Airport type Military
Owner Air Ministry
Operator Royal Air Force
Location Snailwell
Built 1940
In use 1941-1945
Coordinates 52°16′28″N 000°25′11″E / 52.27444°N 0.41972°E / 52.27444; 0.41972Coordinates: 52°16′28″N 000°25′11″E / 52.27444°N 0.41972°E / 52.27444; 0.41972
Map
RAF Snailwell is located in Cambridgeshire
RAF Snailwell
RAF Snailwell
Location in Cambridgeshire
Runways
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Photograph of segment of taxiway remaining on the site of RAF Snailwell in December 2005, taken at grid reference TL 652 668 looking roughly North East

RAF Snailwell is a former Royal Air Force station located near to the village of Snailwell, Cambridgeshire, located 3 miles (4.8 km) north of Newmarket, Suffolk, England.

History[edit]

  • Army Cooperation Command
  • US 41st Base Complement Squadron
  • 51st Service Squadron
  • 9th USAAF 350th and 347th Fighter Group (P39 Airacobras)
  • RAF (Belgian) Initial Training School
  • 1426 Enemy Aircraft Flight (captured Luftwaffe aircraft)

Operational Royal Air Force units and aircraft[edit]

Current use[edit]

The site has now returned to agriculture and paddocks.

References[edit]

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ Jefford 1988, p. 43.
  2. ^ Jefford 1988, p. 60.
  3. ^ Jefford 1988, p. 62.
  4. ^ Jefford 1988, p. 64.
  5. ^ a b Jefford 1988, p. 65.
  6. ^ a b c Jefford 1988, p. 66.
  7. ^ Jefford 1988, p. 77.
  8. ^ a b Jefford 1988, p. 81.
  9. ^ Jefford 1988, p. 85.
  10. ^ Jefford 1988, p. 96.
  11. ^ Jefford 1988, p. 100.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Jefford MBE, Wg Cdr C G (1988). RAF Squadrons. A comprehensive record of the movement and equipment of all RAF squadrons and their antecedents since 1912. Shrewsbury: Airlife. ISBN 1-85310-053-6. 

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