|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. 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.
Units and aircraft[edit | edit source]
- No. 193 Squadron RAF with Hawker Typhoon IBs from 11 April to 3 July 1944.
- No. 197 Squadron RAF with Hawker Typhoon IBs from 10 April 1944 to 3 July 1944.
- No. 257 Squadron RAF with Hawker Typhoon IBs from 10 April 1944 to 2 July 1944
- No. 266 Squadron RAF with Hawker Typhoon IBs from 10 April 1944 to 29 June 1944; it temporarily moved to RAF Snaith in Yorkshire between 27 April 1944 and 6 May 1944.
- No. 413 (Polish) Repair and Salvage Unit was based on the airfield between 19 June 1944 and 21 July 1944.
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