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1944 (© USAAF)
Bungay airfield
Airfield Today:
Agriculture
Tower Type:
Watch Office for Bomber Satellite Stations, 13079/41 and rooftop SECO control room to 5966/43
Tower:
Demolished
Other Buildings:
Not known
History:
/42 to 11/42, Opened as a satellite to Hardwick, 428th Bombardment Sqn, 310th Bombardment Group with B-25 Mitchells, moved to North Africa.
12/42 to 3/43, 329th BS, 93rd BG from Hardwick with B-24 Liberators on single aircraft intruder missions over Europe, returned to Hardwick.
Airfield then closed while improvements were made.
11/43 to 7/45, 704th, 705th, 706th and 707th Bombardment Squadrons of the 446th BG (H), the 'Bungay Buckaroos' with B-24 Liberators. First of 273 missions flown 16/12/43, last mission 25/4/45, lost a total of 86 aircraft, 58 in combat.
7/45 to /55, No. 53 Maintenance Unit, then 94 MU used the airfield for bomb storage, airfield sold 1962.
1944 (© USAAF)
RAF Station
Airfield:
Operational Bomber
Opened:
/42
Closed:
/45
ID Code:
JO
USAAF Station:
125
Runways:
concrete, tarmac and wood chips
Hangars:
2x - T2
County:
Suffolk
Location:
6 miles SW of Beccles
OS Ref:
TM323868
Links:
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Photographs © as stated
Bungay airfield
2001 (© Paul Hooper)
RAF Bungay airfield - 93rd BG - 446th BG -
RAF Bungay 446 BG airfield +control tower: www.controltowers.co.uk © robert truman 2003