RAF Lymington airfield

AddressMill Lane, New Forest National Park, Lymington, Hampshire SO41, UK
Location typeAirfield
Site Ownership and Access InformationMixture of farmland and a private grass airfield.
Contact detailsBoldre Parish Council

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Lymington Advanced Landing Ground was built east of the Lymington ferry terminal and compromised of two steel tracking runways. The airfield was used by three squadrons of P-47 Thunderbolt fighter-bombers from the United States Army Air Force’s 50th Fighter Group. They flew numerous missions over the D-Day period, supporting the Allied landings.

During the Second World War there were twelve airfields in the New Forest, nine of which were built in wartime. Flat areas of land in this region made it suitable for creating airfields. Being situated near the south coast of the UK also made the The New Forest a useful base for aircraft operating over continental Europe.

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