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2002 (© Mark Brotherton)
Bury St Edmunds - Rougham airfield
Airfield Today:
Agriculture, housing
Tower Type:
Watch office for All Commands 12779/41 with small window conversion to 15371/41, original size of larger windows can be seen by bricked up gap between windows and window sills
Tower:
Rougham Tower Museum, Grade II listed
Other Buildings:
Not known
History:

09/42, 47th Bombardment Group with A-20 Havocs, moved to Horham.
12/42 to 07/43, 449th, 450th, 451st and 452nd Bombardment Squadrons of the 322nd Bomb Group (M) with B-26 Marauders, moved to Andrews Field (Great Saling) after two missions and transferred to the IXth USAAF. 15/05/43, Flew the first B-26 Marauder combat mission from England.
06/43 to 12/45, 331st, 332nd, 333rd and 410th Bombardment Squadrons of the 94th Bombardment Group (Heavy) 'Cunning, Rugged, Courageous' with the B-17 Flying Fortress moved in from Earls Colne, flew 324 missions during the war losing 153 B-17's in combat along with another 27 in accidents, etc. Flew leaflet and ferry missions post war before returning to the USA.
12/45, Transferred to Bomber Command but not used.

RAF Bury St Edmunds airfield - 47th BG - 94th BG - 322nd BG -

2008 (© John Adams)
RAF and 8th USAAF Station
Airfield:
Operational bomber
Opened:
/1942
Closed:
/1948
ID Code:
BU
USAAF Station:
468
Runways:
3x - concrete, tarmac
Hangars:
2x - T2
County:
Suffolk
Location:
3 miles E of Bury St Edmunds
OS Ref:
TL898644
Links:
www.rougham.org
©:
Photographs copyright © as stated
Bury St Edmunds - Rougham airfield
1995 (© David Hawes)
2000 (© CJ van Daatsellar)
2002 Original sign at the foot of the stairs (© Jo Mitchell)
1972 (© Steve Bond)
RAF Bury St Edmunds airfield - 47th BG - 94th BG - 322nd BG -
RAF Bury St Edmunds - Rougham, 94 BG, airfield + control tower = www.controltowers.co.uk © robert truman 2003