by In Reach Of The Skies July. 13, 2021 125 views

Podington today is most likely to be associated with Santa Pod Raceway, a major centre for drag racing. However, the drag strip started life as the main runway of Podington airfield, home to the USAAF 92nd Bombardment Group and its B-17s in WWII. After the end of the war the field was used mainly for storage until it was sold in 1961 and the Raceway opened 5 years later.

The active service life of the airfield has been marked with a memorial on the approach to the drag strip and I went for a look on Saturday.


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