Updated: 12 Feb 12
Opened: Early 1943
Runway repairs conducted Sep/Oct 1943.
Closed: Late 1945
Airfield code :: FN
ICAO Code ::
Airfield call sign :: NAMETAB, BONFIRE (1 May 1943), PASSOUT
Squadrons based here:
576 Sqn :: Oct 1944 - Sep 1945
150 Sqn :: 1945
625 Sqn :: spring 1945
Station subordinate to:
5 Gp :: ?? - Oct 1944
1 Gp :: Oct 1944 - ??
Fiskerton opened in Jan 1943 as a satellite to RAF Scampton. The Peenemunde raid of was launched from Fiskerton :: view here. Operation HYDRA, the Peenemunde Raid, was launched on 17 Aug 1943. JA691, a Fiskterton-based Lancaster, was among the bomber aircraft involved and an extremely detailed account of the attack and JA691's crew's fate is on BomberHistory.co.uk. 576 Sqn's last combat sortie from the airfield was to participate in the attack on Hitler's Eagle's Nest at Berchtesgaden in Bavaria.
RAF Fiskerton was one of 15 airfields to be equipped with FIDO fog dispersing equipment. During runway repairs carried out in Sep and Oct 1944, the opportunity was taken to install the system.
Later RAF Fiskerton was home to a Royal Observer Corps No 15 Group HQ and UKWMO Midlands Sector HQ from 1960 to 1992 :: view here.
RAF Fiskerton is commemorated in the village church and in an airfield memorial, described on the RAF Fiskerton memorial page.
Elements of the runway still remain and are used for farm equipment and produce storage.
The Viking Way long-distance footpath passes immediately south-east of the former domestic site of RAF Fiskerton.
RAF Fiskterton page on Royal Air Force website
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