SJ5691 : RAF USAF Burtonwood

near to Burtonwood, Warrington, Great Britain

RAF USAF Burtonwood
RAF USAF Burtonwood
These old aircraft hangars were once part of the RAF Burtonwood Airbase where the main runway now forms the base of the M62 motorway.
RAF Burtonwood was once the largest military base in Europe during World War II, processing over 11,500 aircraft between 1943 and 1945 alone, but beyond that it was responsible for the support of initially the United States of America 8th Air Force, then additionally the 9th and ultimately the 12th and 15th Air Forces as well. Over 35,000 men were under the direct control of Burtonwood with 18,500 on the huge base itself.
The old aircraft hangars above were demolished in 2008 LinkExternal link
The M62 SJ5791 : M62 Junction 8 built on an old runway slicies through the middle of the old air base.

For more indepth history and pictures of Burtonwood airbase during WWII click on LinkExternal link
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Saturday, 28 July, 2007   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 28 July, 2007
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Airfield (disused)   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 568 913 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:25.0200N 2:39.0236W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 569 913
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