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    Default RAF Uetersen 1948-49

    Hi

    Does anyone known if RAF Uetersen in Germany was used during the Berlin Airlift for the servicing of aircraft involved in the operation?

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    Default Re: RAF Uetersen 1948-49

    Malcolm,

    I don't know if you are aware of Peter Jackson's book about the airfield - Royal Air Force Uetersen: the story of an unusual station - but there is a brief summary at http://www.haysom-jackson.com/en/boo...l#.Y2qJc3bP02w, which includes the following:

    After the Canadians had departed, there were still a few aircraft, used mainly for communications flying, but sometimes a aeroplane diverted from another airfield arrived, including some on the Berlin Air Lift.

    Which rather suggests it wasn't used for servicing during the Berlin airlift.

    The same link has a copy of the book for sale at 15.

    Brian
    Last edited by Lyffe; 8th November 2022 at 19:31. Reason: Completed a sentence left hanging in the air.

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    Default Re: RAF Uetersen 1948-49

    Hi Brian

    I was aware of the book.

    The airman (airframe assistant) I am researching was posted there during the airlift, so it's possible he was attached to the VASS to deal with aircraft diverted

    Cheers

    Malcolm

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