Record Site Plan of 'G' Site
'G' site is located
on the South West corner of the airfield behind site 6.
The air ministry
built 3 'L' type hangars on 'G' site in 1939 numbered 3,
15 & 20 on the site plan (above).
The 3 hangars were
built to air ministry drawing numbers 10755/39 &
This type of hangar
was built by the Teeside Bridge & Engineering company
Across the airfield
on 'E' site 3 identical hangars were constructed and are
explained in more detail on the 'E'
On the 1st of April
1940 37 maintenance unit RAF arrived on 'G' site & left
when the USAAF arrived on the 15th of July 1942.
The USAF called the
site 'Underground Hangars' because they were earth
covered with grass.
This was to
camouflage from above.
During 1943 the
USAAF enlarged 'G' site by constructing 3 Bellman
Hangars numbered 9, 11 & 12 on the site plan (above).
These type of
hangars were a temporary transportable design
constructed of light rolled steel sections designed in
workshops were erected and these were buildings 8 & 13
on the site plan and totalled 281,500 square feet.
The Americans left
at the end of WW2 and the RAF returned on the 9th of
When the Berlin
airlift started the Americans returned in September 1948
and were then called the USAF.
The site was handed
back to the RAF again on the 18th of June 1965.
In the early 1980's
the site was demolished and the site is now (2016) an
3 'L' Type Hangars on 'G'
The Hangar on the
Left of the Photo is No. 3 (The Small Rectangle Above it
to the Right is a Static Water Tank)
The Top Right Hangar
on the Photo is No. 15.
The Bottom Right
Hangar on the Photo is No. 20.
Hippo Outside Hangar No. 20 1980's.
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