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Marston Moor opened in 1941 as part of No4 Group, Bomber Command, as a conversion training station for heavy bombers.
The conversion units were equipped with Halifax Mk I's, usually battle hardened veterans, and there were many crashes. One unfortunate incident involved a Stirling bomber crashing on the village of Tockwith to the north east, killing all the crew and the village Post Master. Pieces of the doomed aircraft are still being found in the surrounding gardens today.
The airfield closed in 1945 and today is an industrial estate.
Most of the original buildings still exist and this must be one of the best preserved examples in Yorkshire of a World War II airfield as it would have been.

You can find Marston Moor on Ordnance Survey Map 105 location SE460520.