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Summer 2015 Outing to Upottery Airfield


Here is a description from Wikipedia about RAF Upottery From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: The airfield is located near the village of Upottery, approximately 6 miles (9.7 km) north-northeast of the town of Honiton. Opened in 1944, it was used by the Royal Air Force, United States Army Air Forces and United States Navy. During the war it was used primarily as a transport airfield and for antisubmarine patrols. It was closed in 1948, after the end of the war. Today the remains of the airfield are located on private property being used as agricultural fields. Upottery received much attention in 2001 when it appeared in the first episode of the television mini-series Band of Brothers. It was from Upottery that Easy Company of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, U.S. 101st Airborne Division boarded Douglas C-47 transports and made their first combat jump into Normandy on 6 June 1944.

Royal Air Force Station Upottery USAAF Station AAF-462 Ensign of the Royal Air Force.svg Patch9thusaaf.png Seal of the United States Department of the Navy.svg Located Near Honiton, Devon, England Upottery-22apr44.jpg [these links to photographs can be found on the Wikipedia website] Upottery airfield, 22 April 1944, just prior to the arrival of the 439th Troop Carrier Group. Coordinates 50?53′02″N 003?09′10″W Type Military airfield Code UO Site information Controlled by United States Army Air Forces United States Navy Site history Built 1943 In use 1944-1948 Battles/wars European Theatre of World War II Air Offensive, Europe July 1942 - May 1945 Garrison information Garrison Ninth Air Force Fleet Air Wing 7 Occupants 439th Troop Carrier Group Patrol Bomber Squadrons 107th and 112th C-47s of the 91st Troop Carrier Squadron on the northwest perimeter track adjacent to the main hangar at Upottery. Douglas C-47A-80-DL Serial 43-15159 of the 94th Troop Carrier Squadron in Normady Invasion Markings. C-47s of the 91st Troop Carrier Squadron practicing the "pick up" method of towing a glider, Upottery, May 1944. RAF Upottery (also known as Smeatharpe) is a former World War II airfield in East Devon, England.