Unit History: RAF Moreton in Marsh

RAF Moreton in Marsh
RAF Moreton was built in  500 acrearea on the Batsford Estate belonging to Lord Dulveston.
The contract for building work was awarded to G. Wimpey and Co. Ltd. for ?845.000 for the runways taxiways and erection of the J type hanger.
 
On the 27th of November Hurricanes from ā€™Dā€™ Flight of 55 Sqn OTU arrived to relieve overcrowding at Aston Down, the rest of the Sqn arriving on the next day.
 
Airfield receives its first visit from the Luftwaffe on 3rd April at around 23.40. With a Wellington on the runway and others in the pattern, a blanket of incendiary bombs fell. Two landed under the wing of the aircraft on the ground and one of the crew climbed down to deal with them, sadly walking into a propeller in doing so. He was rushed to Sick Quarters with an amputated arm, but after being moved to the local hospital and then to RAF Little Rissington, succumbed to his injury. Two 500lb H/E bombs fell on the N/W side of the airfield, though only damaging telephone wires and two drums of cabling.
 
 

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