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Also known as: Burtonwood Aerodrome / Burtonwood Services / RAF Burtonwood / USAAF Station 590
County: Warrington
Current Status: Housing (main position) / Industry (main position) / Museum / Public road (main position)
Date: 1 April 1940 - 2 January 1967
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF (main user) / Civil / USAAF (main user) / USAF (main user)
Landing Surface Types: Paved
Aircraft Roles: Aircraft modification/repair (main role) / Aircraft preparation/storage (main role) / Airliner / Trainer / Transport (main role)

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

  • Burtonwood and Westbrook Parish Council
  • Burtonwood Library
  • Great Sankey Parish Council
  • Memphis Belle
  • Miller Developments
  • Skymaster
  • Welcome Break Burtonwood

Notable Past Associated Organisations:

  • Chester Motor Club

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 5 Personnel Despatch Centre
  • No 5 Personnel Transit Centre
  • No 21 SoTT
  • No 37 MU
  • No 276 MU
  • No 635 GS
  • Scottish Airlines

Hangars at Burtonwood, 28 July 2007.


Inside one of the hangars at Burtonwood, 22 July 2008.


Site of hangars at Burtonwood, 2 January 2009.

Includes footage of Burtonwood, 1950. Courtesy of British Pathé

The Duke of Edinburgh visits the USAAF at Burtonwood and Brize Norton, 1953. Courtesy of British Pathé

Car testing at Burtonwood, 1954. Courtesy of British Pathé

Various photographs and footage from Burtonwood, 12 February 1987. Courtesy of 1tothirtysix/R. Griffith

Photographs and footage of Burtonwood with a short history. Courtesy of DeadgoodVideo

The main entrance of Burtonwood, c. October 2007. Courtesy of bob dufton


Remaining buildings at Burtonwood, c. 2007. Courtesy of bob dufton

Footage of a blast shelter at Burtonwood, c. April 2014. Courtesy of bob dufton

Decoy Airfield(s):

Bold Heath

Satellite Landing Ground(s):

Hinstock (Ollerton) / Hodnet / Knowsley Park

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