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Unit History: RAF Mepal

RAF Mepal Mepal Airfield was an airfield near the village of Mepal, Cambridgeshire, England. It was an "expansion" airfield whose construction commenced in July 1942 and opened in June 1943. It first hosted 75 (NZ) Squadron flying Short Stirlings and later Avro Lancasters. It was used towards the end of the Second World War to prepare Avro Lancaster bombers squadrons such as No. 44 (Rhodesia) squadron for use in Tiger Force

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"...gunner (tail end charlie) Flt. Sgt. Henry Hiscox RAFVR ---------------------------------------------------------------- His Avro Lancaster B.I bomber (code name AA-Q, fuselage No. Hotel Kilo 569). of 75th New Zealand Squadron RAF, took off from RAF Mepal, Cambridgeshire, England, on its way to bomb the Fischer Tropsch oil refinery/aviation fuel producer in Homberg, Germany with a full load of bombs on the 21st of July 1944. It was attacked by a German night-fighter over Heibloem, Limburg, The..."
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