The Wartime Memories Project - RAF Kingscliffe, USAAF Station 367



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RAF Kingscliffe is situated 12 miles west of Peterborough in Northamptonshire. Construction work on King's Cliffe commenced in 1940 and the base opened in October 1941.

King's Cliffe was utilized as a satellite to Wittering and the first R.A.F. squadron, 133 Fighter Squadron moved in with Spitfire Vb's on September 29th 1941. This unit was the third "Eagle Squadron" formed in the Fighter Command from American volunteers. 266 (Rhodesian) Squadron arrived in October 1941. The base was also home to 485 (New Zealand) Squadron and later 93 Squadron.

Kingscliffe became USAAF Station 367 in January 1943, it was home to the 20th Fighter Group of the USAAF 8th Airforce who flew P38 Lightnings and later P51 Mustangs on bomber escort duties.

The Airfield closed in 1959 and today is used for agriculture.





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