Lat/Long 50 49 00N/01 46 45W .
Grid ref SU 148015.
55 feet ASL.
USAAF Station No.415
RUNWAYS Sommerfeld track(steel matting) 02/20 1600 yds , (08/26 1370 yds -dimensions unconfirmed)
BISTERNE A.L.G.(Advanced Landing Ground) was constructed in the summer of 1943 by the 5005 RAF Airfield Construction Sq on farmland to the east of the B3347 road ,2 miles south of Ringwood.Some parts of the taxiways and hardstandings shown above were never completed.The airfield was occupied by the USAAF on 7th March 1944 in the build up to D-Day.The airfield had to be closed for a short time in April/May due to waterlogging,and the aircraft moved temporarily to Ibsley.Shortly after D-Day the aircraft moved out to France and the field was closed.By early 1945 the steel matting runways had been removed and the land returned to agriculture.
Sixty years on it is still possible to make out where the airfield was by comparing the photo below with the map above..