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2003 (© Essex Police via Dee Hawkins)
RAF Boreham airfield
Airfield Today:
Essex Police and Air Ambulance, agriculture, test track
Tower Type:
Watch Office for All Commands 12779/41, small front windows to 15371/41
Tower:
Essex Police helicopter control centre
Other Buildings:
Not known
History:
03/44 to 07/44, 584th, 585th, 586th and 587th Bombardment Suadrons of the 394th Bombardment Group, 'The Bridge Busters' with B-26 Marauders. First mission 23/03/44, flew a total of 96 missions, losing 16 Marauders before moving to Homsley South airfield in the New Forest.
09/44, used temporarily by the IX Troop Carrier Command as an emergency airfield.
03/45, 315th Troop Carrier Group flew 80 C-47s to drop men of the British 6th Airborne Division in the assault on the Rhine.
1946, Airfield buildings used to house homeless people, 1946 to 1952, used for motor racing. 1955 bought by Ford as a truck test track.
1990, control tower in use by Essex Police.
RAF Boreham
1980s (© Paul Francis)
9th USAAF Station
Airfield:
Operational
Opened:
03/1944
Closed:
1945
ID Code:
JM
USAAF Station:
161
Runways:
3x - concrete, tarmac
Hangars:
2x - T2
County:
Essex
Location:
3 miles NE of Chelmsford
OS Ref:
TL743120
©:
Photographs copyright © as stated
RAF Boreham airfield
2003 (© Essex Police via Dee Hawkins)
RAF Boreham airfield - 9th USAAF - 394th BG - 315th TCG -
RAF Boreham airfield +control tower: www.controltowers.co.uk © robert truman 2003
- Boreham - updated 18/12/2014 -