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1944 (© 359th FG, USAAF via Josef Vrana)
East Wretham airfield
Airfield Today:
Agriculture, Army training
Tower Type:
Unique!
Tower:
Demolished
Other Buildings:
Not known
History:
03/40 First used as a Satellite Landing Ground used by Wellingtons from Honington.
09/40 to 05/42, 311 (Czech) Sqn with Wellingtons from Honington, moved to Aldergrove. The Czech Training Flight (01/01/42, renamed 1429 Flight) remained here until moving to Woolfox Lodge 07/42.
11/42 to 08/42, 115 Sqn from Mildenhall with Wellingtons then Lancasters. 1678 Conversion Unit with Lancasters based here, moved to Mildenhall.
10/43 to 11/45, 368th, 369th and 370th Fighter Squadrons of the 359th Fighter Group with P-47 Thunderbolts on ground attack missions. 03/44, re-equipped with P-51 Mustangs on bomber escort missions. Flew 346 missions from East Wretham.
11/45 Transferred to 12 Group Fighter Command, 05/46 transferred to Bomber Command. 07/46 Technical Training Command then became a Polish resettlement camp.
East Wretham - 359th Fighter Group -
1944 (© 359th FG, USAAF via Josef Vrana)
1944 (© 359th FG, USAAF via Peter Randall)
East Wretham airfield - 359th Fighter Group -
Airfield:
Operational fighter
Opened:
03/1940
Closed:
/1946
ID Code:
UT
USAAF Station:
133
Runways:
Grass then 1x - PSP
Hangars:
2x - Bellman, 6x - Blister
County:
Norfolk
Location:
6 miles NE of Thetford
OS Ref:
TL905895
Links:
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Photographs © copyright as stated
East Wretham airfield - 359th FG -
1944 (© USAAF via Peter Randall)
East Wretham airfield 1940-46 - 359th Fighter Group -
RAF East Wretham 359 FG airfield + control tower = www.controltowers.co.uk © robert truman 2003
- East Wretham - updated 16/12/2014 -