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1945 (© USAAF)

Framlingham airfield
Airfield Today:
Agriculture
Tower Type:
Watch Office for All Commands 12779/41, with small window conversion to 15371/41, and rooftop Seco Control Room to 5966/43
Tower:
390th BG museum
Other Buildings:
Few
History:
5/43 to 6/43, 334th, 335th, 336th and 412th Bombardment Squadrons of the 95th Bombardment Group (Heavy) arrived from Alconbury with B-17F's and moved to Horham after completing a few missions.
14/7/43 to 4/8/45, 568th, 569th, 570th and 571st Bombardment Squadrons of the 390th Bomb Group (H) 'Wittan's Wallopers' arrived from the USA with B-17F and G's. The 390th BG flew 300 missions losing 144 aircraft in action and another 32 in accidents, etc.
Post-war became clearing centre for Polish nationals before final closure, airfield bought back by the original owner in 1964.
1967 (© Michael Nissley)
RAF and 8th USAAF Station - 95 BG - 390 BG -
Airfield:
Operational Bomber
Opened:
5/1943
Closed:
/1945
Code:
FM
USAAF Station:
153
Runways:
3 concrete, wood chips
Hangars:
2x - T2
County:
Suffolk
Location:
3 miles SE of Framlingham
OS Ref:
TM330608
Links:
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Photographs © copyright as stated
2002 (© Mark Brotherton)
Boeing B-17E Flying Fortress serial 19025 used by 97th BG, CCRC then by the 390th BG, stands near the control tower 1943 (© USAAF)
2002 (© Mark Brotherton)
2001 (© Mark Church)
RAF Framlingham airfield - 95th BG - 390th BG -
RAF Parham airfield + control tower 95 BG - 390 BG = www.controltowers.co.uk © robert truman 2002