WW2 Airfields of Oxfordshire - Mount Farm
 

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A 'restored' vehicle - but not from MF
Various section of remaining airfield track
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Views of Mount Farm, after which the airfield was named
The Memorial at Berinsfield

Points of Interest:

The C.O. of the 325th Reconaissance Wing, one Colonel Elliott Roosevelt, son of the wartime U.S. President, kicked out the pilots from their comfy farmhouse billet and moved into the farmhouse himself when the 325th took command of the 7th PRG.


Roosevelt kept his private VIP equipped B17 at Mount Farm, and used to park it on a hardstand just behind the farmhouse. The circular hardstand is still there and now has a barn built on it.

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Views over remaining sections of main runway
Airfield 'structures'
Focus Cat, by Walt Disney... Thanks to Nigel Dawe for the  photo
'Focus Cat'
Personnel of the the 13th Sqn Photo Lab
Photo Sqn personnel
Main gate into Mount Farm, 1943
Interesting B&W images taken during the war
Front view of a P-38 Scotty inspecting bomb damage... Captain Steve Alton Scott
Captain Steve Scott, 22 Sqn
RAF Colour party move forward to take position American Colour party positioning... Start of the religious ceremony... Invited guests and local dignitaries

Memorial ceremony for Wing Commander Adrian Warburton - 12th April 2004

RMARG wreath Mrs Adrian Warburton by her husbands memorial
Close up of the memorial plaque
The memorial garlanded with wreaths, April 12 2004
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Mount Farm - aerial views and map
Warby's Lightning
Warby Crash Site
Cletrac towing F5
Engine Mechanics
Cadet Dale Shade
Pilot Dale Shade
The Watch Tower
The view from a nearby garage
A post-war auction
Mount Farm Pilot & Ground Crew
193 Overhead Aerial Photo
Wartime aerial views of the airfield
1980 account
A short history, written 1980
Airfield panorama showing woods where the bomb dump remains are to be found
Track to bomb dump
The track of the service road towards the bomb dump
Views from the woods by the bomb dump
Views of the remains of the bomb dump
Air Raid Shelter Air raid Shelter Entrance

View to the bomb dump woods from the air raid shelter

Inside the Air Raid Shelter
Probably the last remaining structure still intact at Mount Farm

Images of pilots, their aircraft, and ground crew

Mount Farm aviators
Mount Farm personnel
memories Video (120Mb)
(Video - 120 Mb)

More great images of Mount Farm personnel

(Thanks to Scott Blythe for contributing)

Kingston Bagpuize