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Saltby

Major
Also known as: RAF Saltby / USAAF Station 538
County: Leicestershire
Current Status: Aviation / Open land
Date: August 1941 - 1948
Current Use: Limited flying
Used By: RAF / Civil / USAAF
N.B. - Saltby is situated across the two counties of Leicestershire and Lincolnshire but primarily geographically resides in Lincolnshire.


The following organisations are either based at, use and/or have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 01/09/2011):
  • Skillington Parish Council
  • Sproxton Parish Council

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 14 OTU
  • No 32 Heavy Glider Maintenance Section
  • No 216 MU
  • No 255 MU
  • No 256 MU
  • 314th TCG
  • No 1665 HCU
  • Buckminster GC

US soldiers at Saltby during the Second World War. Courtesy of CriticalPast

Aerial footage of Saltby during the Second World War. Courtesy of CriticalPast

An American Champion Citabria landing at Saltby, 1982. Courtesy of AwesomeBritain

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