Lancaster Airfields of Bomber Command

This section denotes Lancaster Squadrons Operational airfields.

Balderton

Bardney

Binbrook

Blyton

Bottesford

Bourn

Breighton

Chedburgh

Coningsby

Croft

Downham Market

Dunholme Lodge

East Kirkby

East Moor

East Wretham

Elsham Wolds

Faldingworth

Feltwell

Finningley

Fiskerton**

Foulsham**

Fulbeck

Gransden Lodge

Graveley**

Grimsby Waltham

Hatfield Woodhouse

Hemswell

Holme on Spalding Moor

Kelstern

Kirmington

Langar

Leeming

Lindholme

Linton on Ouse

Little Snoring

Little Staughton

Ludford Magna**

Mepal

Metheringham**

Methwold

Middleton St George

Mildenhall

Newmarket

North Killingholme

North Luffenham

Oakington

Sandtoft

Scampton

Skellingthorpe

Skipton on Swale

Spilsby

Stradishall

Strubby

Swanton Morley

Swinderby

Syerston

Tholthorpe

Topcliffe

Tuddenham

Upwood

Waddington

Warboys

Waterbeach

West Wickham

Wickenby

Wigsley

Winthorpe

Witchford

Wombleton

Woodhall Spa

Woolfox Lodge

Wratting Common

Wymeswold

Wyton

*FIDO: To assist in fog dispersal, petrol pipes were laid along the edges of the runway. In foggy conditions, fuel was pumped through the pipes and ignited. The heat generated, caused the fog to rise, and the flames highlighted the outline of the runway. Many hundreds of aircraft and crew that might otherwise have been lost, were able to land safely thanks to Fido.
*Pundit Codes To assist crews in finding their base, each airfield was given a 2 letter code. This code was flashed in Morse Code, from a beacon situated up to 5 miles from the airfield

 

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