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Royal Air Force Station Needs Oar Point

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Hampshire, England
Type Airfield
Coordinates Latitude: 50.7730556
Longitude: -1.4313889
In use 1943-1945
Occupants No. 146 Wing RAF
Battles/wars Second World War

Royal Air Force Needs Oar Point was a Second World War advanced landing ground located near Lymington in Hampshire, England.[1] Constructed in 1943 it was used from April 1944 as a base for Hawker Typhoon fighter-bomber squadrons of No. 146 Wing of the 2nd Tactical Air Force supporting the Normandy landings. All four operational squadrons moved to RAF Hurn for two weeks before moving on to France by July 1944 and the airfield was returned to agricultural use in 1945.[2][3]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. Jefford 1988, p. 169
  2. Needs Oar Point
  3. Needs Oar Point Airfield
  4. 4.0 4.1 Jefford 1988, p. 67
  5. Jefford 1988, p. 79
  6. Jefford 1988, p. 81
  7. Sturtivant 2007, p.223
  • Jefford, C.G. (1988). RAF Squadrons. Airlife Publishing Ltd. ISBN 1 85310 053 6. 
  • Sturtivant, Ray (2007). RAF Flying Training and Support Units since 1912. Air-Britain. ISBN 0-85130 365 X. 

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