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RAF Snailwell
USAAF Station 361

Ensign of the Royal Air ForcePatch9thusaaf
IATA: none – ICAO: none
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″W / 52.27444°N 0.41972°W / 52.27444; -0.41972
Map
Cambridgeshire UK location map
Airplane silhouette.svg
RAF Snailwell
Location in Cambridgeshire
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
00/00 0 0 Concrete
00/00 0 0 Concrete
00/00 0 0 Concrete
RAF Snailwell 2005

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.

HistoryEdit

  • 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 aircraftEdit

Current useEdit

The site has now returned to agriculture and paddocks.

ReferencesEdit

CitationsEdit

  1. Jefford 1988, p. 43.
  2. Jefford 1988, p. 60.
  3. Jefford 1988, p. 62.
  4. Jefford 1988, p. 64.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Jefford 1988, p. 65.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Jefford 1988, p. 66.
  7. Jefford 1988, p. 77.
  8. 8.0 8.1 Jefford 1988, p. 81.
  9. Jefford 1988, p. 85.
  10. Jefford 1988, p. 96.
  11. Jefford 1988, p. 100.

BibliographyEdit

  • 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. 

External linksEdit


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