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RAF Oakington

History of RAF Oakington

RAF Oakington

1941:

17th June Jack Overhill records in his diary:

We heard eight or nine terrific explosions in the night and heard today that a German bomber followed a Stirling bomber home and unloaded when Oakington aerodrome lit up to receive it in ….

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1942:

29th July Jack wrote:

Last night as we were going to bed after 11 o’clock the sky northwards was suddenly lit up with a bright crimson glow that repeatedly blazed and faded We wondered what it was …. Heard today this light was caused by a Stirling bomber crashing at Oakington. Don’t know whether it’s true or not; can’t believe all you hear nowadays; far from it…

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