RAF Bassingbourne

old ww2 tower

Based on its codes the Wellington was on the strength of No 11 OTU that trained bomber crews throughout the war. Bases associated with 11 OTU were Bassingbourne with detachments to Jurby and a satellite airfield at Steeple Morden, Honington, Tempsford and Westcott with a satellite airfield at Oakley.

Best bet is we think Bassingbourne that had a Fort type tower, the shallow windows are typical, but before it had an enlarged second floor and an additional fourth floor added above the original VCR. None of the other airfields had similar towers, although we haven’t found a picture of Oakley tower yet.

Bassinbourn 2d

Bassinbourn c

Bassingbourn b

Bassingbourn a

Bassingbourn 4

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