SS6209 : Winkleigh: wartime runway

taken 11 years ago, near to Winkleigh, Devon, Great Britain

Winkleigh: wartime runway
Winkleigh: wartime runway
Planned in 1939, the airfield didnít open until 1943. It was used in October that year as a USAAF training base. Later the RCAF operated Beaufighter and Mosquito squadrons at Winkleigh to intercept night-time Luftwaffe raids on west country cities. Flying ceased in 1945 and the station was sold out of service in 1958
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SS6209, 8 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 14 February, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 14 February, 2007
Category
Airfield (disused)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SS 6210 0939 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:52.0512N 3:57.6632W
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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