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RAF Headcorn
USAAF Station AAF-412
Located Near Headcorn, Kent, United Kingdom
Headcorn ALG airfield, 11 May 1944
RAF Headcorn is located in Kent
RAF Headcorn
RAF Headcorn
RAF Headcorn, shown within Kent
Coordinates 51°10′58″N 000°41′16″E / 51.18278°N 0.68778°E / 51.18278; 0.68778
Type Military airfield
Code HC
Site information
Owner Air Ministry
Controlled by Royal Air Force (1943-1944)
United States Army Air Forces (1944)
Site history
Built 1943
In use 1943-1944
Battles/wars European Theatre of World War II
Air Offensive, Europe July 1942 - May 1945
Garrison information
Occupants No. 11 Group
362d Fighter Group

Royal Air Force Headcorn or more RAF Headcorn is a former Royal Air Force Advanced Landing Ground located 2 miles (3.2 km) northeast of Headcorn, Kent, England.

Opened in 1943, Headcorn was a prototype for the temporary Advanced Landing Ground airfields to be built in France after D-Day, when the need for advanced landing fields became urgent as the Allied forces moved east across France and Germany. It was used by the Royal Air Force and the United States Army Air Forces. It was closed in September 1944.

RAF operational use

Two Canadian squadrons, 403 Squadron and 421 Squadron, were based at Headcorn from August to November 1943 with Supermarine Spitfire IXBs.[1]

See also


  1. ^ Jefford 1988, pp.89-90
  • Jefford, C. G. (1988). RAF Squadrons. Shrewsbury, England: Airlife Publishing. ISBN 1 85310 053 6.

External links

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