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1975 (© Fred Cubberley)
RAF Great Massingham airfield
Airfield Today:
Agriculture
Tower Type:
Watch Office with Ops Room for Bomber Satellite Stations, 15898/40, 7345/41
Tower:
Demolished
Other Buildings:
Not known
History:
09/40 to 04/41, 18 Squadron Blenheims from West Raynham, moved to Oulton. 05/41 to 08/43, 107 Sqn Blenheims and Bostons. 05/41 to 08/41, 90 Squadron with Flying Fortress I's, moved to Polebrook.
09/42 to 10/43, 98 Squadron with Mitchell bombers, moved to Foulsham.
07/43 to 09/43, 342 (French) Squadron with Bostons. Airfield then closed and rebuilt with concrete runways. 05/44 to 06/45, 1692 Flight, bomber support training unit, with Anson, Beaufighter, Mosquito, Oxford and Wellington.
06/44 to 08/45, 169 Squadron Mosquitos from Little Snoring.
08/45, Transferred to Fighter Command and used as a satellite for West Raynham and hangars used for storage.
RAF Great Massingham airfield
1969 (© Peter Broom)
RAF Great Massingham airfield
Airfield:
Operational bomber
Opened:
09/1940, Satellite to West Raynham
Closed:
04/1958
Code:
GM
USAAF Station:
N/A
Runways:
Grass then 3x - concrete
Hangars:
4x - T2, 1x - B1
County:
Norfolk
Location:
7 miles SW of Fakenham
OS Ref:
TF805236
©:
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RAF Great Massingham airfield
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