US Army Air Force Station No 488
Oct 1943 - Oct 1944 under USAAF control
Airfield code :: FK
ICAO Code ::
Airfield call sign :: OILGREASE
Squadrons based here:
49 Sqn :: 16 Oct 1944 - 22 Apr 1945
189 Sqn :: Oct 1944 -
434th, 442nd and 440th Troop Carrier Groups :: Oct 1943 - Oct 1944
434th Troop Carrier Group :: 7 Oct 1943
442nd Troop Carrier Group :: 29 Mar 1944
RAF Fulbeck was a Troop Carrier airfield of the 82nd. The 82nd's Lincolnshire airfields were RAF Fulbeck, RAF Folkingham, RAF Barkston Heath and RAF Saltby. USAAF 434th Troop Carrier Group arrived on 7 Oct 1943
A memorial has been placed at the site by the Bomber Airfields Society.
The control tower, preserved until the 21st Century in a fenced enclosure and in good repair, was demolished in the summer of 2006.
J A Campbell, a mid-upper gunner who later served in 463 Sqn RAAF and 61 Sqn RAF has contributed his memories of a short spell of gunnery training in 1943 at Fulbeck to the site.
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aerial photo of RAF Fulbeck
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