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05/05/1944 (© 452nd BG, USAAF/USAF via Mark Brotherton)
Deopham Green airfield
Airfield Today:
Agriculture
Tower Type:
Watch Office for All Commands 12779/41, front windows reduced in size to 15371/41
Tower:
Demolished 1960s
Other Buildings:
Not known
History:
01/44 to 08/45, 728th, 729th, 730th and 731st Bomb Squadrons of the 452nd Bombardment Group (Heavy) 'Labor ad Futurum' arrived from the USA with B-17G Flying Fortress'. First mission flown 05/02/44, last mission 21/04/45, flying a total of 250 missions, losing 158 B-17s (110 in combat). Won a DUC for the 07/04/45 mission to Kaltenkirchen, 09/11/44 1st Lt DJ Gott and 2nd Lt WE Metzger both won the Medal of Honor. 452nd Bomb Group returned to the U.S.A.
10/45 to 11/46, No 258 Maintenance Unit, RAF Maintenance Command. Closed 01/01/48, land sold 1961.
Deopham Green
05/05/1944 (© 452nd BG, USAAF)
RAF and USAAF Station
Airfield:
Operational Bomber
Opened:
01/1944
Closed:
01/01/1948
ID Code:
DG
USAAF Station:
142
Runways:
3x - concrete, tarmac
Hangars:
2x - T2
County:
Norfolk
Location:
2 miles N of Attleborough
OS Ref:
TM030990
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Photos copyright © as stated
Deopham Green - 452nd BG -
1952 (© Philip Standley)
1966 (© Harry Holmes)
1974 (© Steve Bond)
Deopham Green airfield 1943-48 - 452nd Bomb Group -
RAF Deopham Green, 452 BG, airfield + airport control tower pictures = www.controltowers.co.uk © robert truman 2003