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Grafton Underwood

Major
Also known as: Grafton / Grafton Underwood Aerodrome / RAF Grafton Underwood / USAAF Station 106
County: Northamptonshire
Current Status: Farmland (main position) / Public road
Date: 1942 - 1954
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF / USAAF (main user)
Landing Surface Types: Paved
Aircraft Roles: Bomber
The following organisations are either based at, use and/or have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 31/01/2019):
  • Grafton Underwood Parish Council - most of airfield
  • St. James The Apostle Church, Grafton Underwood - stained glass window to USAAF
  • The Boughton Estates Ltd - owner
  • The Vane Arms, Sudborough - pub used by US airmen
  • Warkton Parish Council - west side of airfield

The following alternative information/mass media sources have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 31/01/2019):

  • 384th Bomb Group Website
  • Geddington.net



                     

Main unit(s) present:

  • 15th BS
  • 96th BG
  • 97th BG
  • No 236 MU
  • 305th BG
  • 337th BS
  • 338th BS
  • 339th BS
  • 384th BG
  • 413th BS
  • 544th BS
  • 545th BS
  • 546th BS
  • 547th BS
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Aerial view of Grafton Underwood airfield, 1995. © Dave Welch.

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Remains of the airfield at Grafton Underwood, 11 July 2007.

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Photograph of Grafton Underwood, 16 October 2019. Courtesy of Donna Coleman

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Photograph of Grafton Underwood, 16 October 2019. Courtesy of Donna Coleman

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Photograph of Grafton Underwood, 16 October 2019. Courtesy of Donna Coleman

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Photograph of Grafton Underwood, 16 October 2019. Courtesy of Donna Coleman

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Photograph of Grafton Underwood, 16 October 2019. Courtesy of Donna Coleman

Footage of Boeing B-17s at Grafton Underwood in 1942. Courtesy of ZenosWarbirds

Aerial footage of Grafton Underwood. Courtesy of Graham Butlin

Aerial footage of Grafton Underwood. Courtesy of Graham Butlin

Aerial footage of Grafton Underwood. Courtesy of Graham Butlin

Aerial footage of Grafton Underwood. Courtesy of Graham Butlin

Aerial footage of Grafton Underwood. Courtesy of Graham Butlin

Aerial footage of Grafton Underwood. Courtesy of Graham Butlin

Memorial service at Grafton Underwood, 2019. Courtesy of Graham Butlin

Aerial footage of the memorial service at Grafton Underwood, 2019. Courtesy of Graham Butlin

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