WW2: Saltby Airfield

Saltby Air Field:  Transport Hub

 

Built and used from January 1942 through 26 September 1955, Saltby Airfield (lying 6 miles South of Grantham and 1 mile East of Saltby) served both the Royal Air force and the United States Army Air force.  Primarily a transport airfield for soldiers, Saltby Airfield consisted of 3 large tarmacs that allowed large transport planes to land.  The airfield was used by troops from the RAF Harlaxton and Harlaxton Manor 1st Airborne Division as a transportation hub, including transports to major battles and cities for the duration of WWII.

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