AH sent this note in 2023:
My first boss at Lloyd’s of London was Don McClelland DFC. After two tours on bombers he joined 162 Sqn at Bourn in 1945 as a pilot. He flew the last bomber sortie of WW2 in Europe of Bomber Command . The raid was against the German port of Kiel. I visited the airfield which I understand will be a housing estate. I was able to drive onto the airfield. Don died in the 1980s.
Bourn Airfield was constructed for Bomber Command in 1940 as a satellite airfield for Oakington. From 23rd July 1941 it was used by 101 Sqn Wellingtons for training and from February 1942 was fully operational.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
Thank you for exploring historical Cambridgeshire! We hope you enjoy your visit.
Did you know that we are a small, independent Museum and that we rely on donations from people like you to survive?
If you love Capturing Cambridge, and you are able to, we’d appreciate your support today.
Every donation makes a world of difference.
The Museum of Cambridge