Record Site Plan of 'G' Site
site is located on the South West
corner of the airfield behind site
air ministry built 3 'L' type
hangars on 'G' site in 1939 numbered
3, 15 & 20 on the site plan
3 hangars were built to air ministry
drawing numbers 10755/39 &
type of hangar was built by the
Teeside Bridge & Engineering
the airfield on 'E' site 3 identical
hangars were constructed and are
explained in more detail on the 'E' site page
the 1st of April 1940 37 maintenance
unit RAF arrived on 'G' site &
left when the USAAF arrived on the
15th of July 1942.
USAF called the site 'Underground
Hangars' because they were earth
covered with grass.
was to camouflage from above.
1943 the USAAF enlarged 'G' site by
constructing 3 Bellman Hangars
numbered 9, 11 & 12 on the site
type of hangars were a temporary
transportable design constructed of
light rolled steel sections designed
warehouse workshops were erected and
these were buildings 8 & 13 on
the site plan and totalled 281,500
Americans left at the end of WW2 and
the RAF returned on the 9th of June
the Berlin airlift started the
Americans returned in September 1948
and were then called the USAF.
site was handed back to the RAF
again on the 18th of June 1965.
the early 1980's the site was
demolished and the site is now
(2016) an industrial estate.
3 'L' Type Hangars on
Hangar on the Left of the Photo is
No. 3 (The Small Rectangle Above it
to the Right is a Static Water Tank)
Top Right Hangar on the Photo is No.
Bottom Right Hangar on the Photo is
Leyland Hippo Outside
Hangar No. 20 1980's.
and child on Lythgoe site in the
One of the 'L' type hangar in the
background on 'G' site
water tank, EWS emergency water
supply for fire
fighting purposes this was located
next to the hangar 3
Type Hangar 20 - Note the Boiler
House to the Left
of the Hangar Door and Crew Room to
also, the Air Vent above the
Hangar Doors as well.
Same Type of Vent is at the Other
End of the Hangar.
Same 'L' Type Hangar (Above)
Taken From a Different Angle
'L' Type Hangar 3 During
the 1950's - Note the M.A.T.S.
Control Tower in the Background on
site after the demolition of the
personnel outside one of the
'L' type hangars on 'G' site
steel hooks overlapping the edge
of the hangar roof are for
supporting the camouflage netting
over the hangar doors, in
fact it covers the complete front
of the Hangar
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