Airfield Layout

This ariel photograph of Skellingthorpe Airfield was typical of the layout of a WWII Bomber Base.

The triangle of runways in the centre of the picture allowed take off and landing from a possible six different directions according to operational needs, weather conditions etc.

The 'frying pan' aircraft dispersals can also be clearly seen around the distant edges of the airfield, thus ensuring, as far as possible, that no aircraft would be an immediate danger to another

Ariel map of Skellingthorpe Airfield during WWII