Officially opened in February 1943 (although not fully constructed), Lissett became part of No4 Group, Bomber Command. The first unit to occupy the site was 158 Squadron with Halifaxes.
The base was a typical heavy bomber station with 3 concrete runways. As you can see from the pictures, the entrance and technical site were situated very close to Lissett village with the control tower to the west (now demolished).
158 Squadron was the resident unit for the duration of the war.
With the hostilities over, 158 Squadron was transferred to 48 Group, Transport Command, and by August 1945, moved to Stradishall in Suffolk.
Not long after, the airfield closed down and was almost immediately returned to agricultural use. The tower and hangars have been demolished and the runways reduced to farm tracks. As you will see, some of the technical site still remains and parts of the domestic site can still be found including an air raid shelter.
You can find Lissett airfield just off the A165 at Lissett village.
Pictures kindly supplied by Malcolm Barrass.