The Handley Page HALIFAX
Situated south-east from York, Elvington is well sign-posted off the A64 & A166-A1079 roundabout. The airfield was eventually opened in October 1942, and, although a bomber airfield, was unusual in the fact that it had only 2 runways. The main buildings were to the east of the airfields, as was the two 'T2' and the 'B1' hangers.
October 1942 - 1943 ---No.77 Squadron
May 1944 - April 1945 --- < href="346.htm">No.346 (Guyenne} Squadron FAF
June 1944 - April 1945 --- No.347 (Tunisie) Squadron, FAF
The airfield is rarely used these days except for local model aircraft flying, driver training, the annual Yorkshire Air Display at the end of each August, and for the occasional land speed attempts. The surviving buildings have all been restored and now house The Yorkshire Air Museum which contains many restored aircraft, including a 'mock-up' of Friday 13th, the only Halifax to complete 128 missions, and originally from 158 Sqn, based at Lisset, in Yorkshire. (The original bomb log panels were salvaged and can be seen at the RAF Museum, Hendon.)
Photos of 'Friday 13th' at Elvington.