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US Army Air Force Station No 488

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Updated: 12 Feb 12

Opened: 1940

Oct 1943 - Oct 1944 under USAAF control

Closed: 1970

Airfield code :: FK

ICAO Code ::

Airfield call sign :: OILGREASE

Squadrons based here:

49 Sqn :: 16 Oct 1944 - 22 Apr 1945

189 Sqn :: Oct 1944 -

USAAF units:

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.

location of RAF Fulbeckin relation to Lincolnshire - click here for full-size map showing all station locations

RAF Fulbeck memorial photographs

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> USAAF Station Numbers

345 - Goxhill
349 - Kirton in Lindsey
428 - Coleby Grange
479 - North Witham
481 - Bottesford
483 - Barkston Heath
484 - Folkingham
488 - Fulbeck

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