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Unfortunately no information regarding these British soldiers at Halesworth 1945 (© USAAF)
RAF Halesworth airfield
Airfield Today:
Agriculture
Tower Type:
Watch Office for All Commands 12779/41 with medium front windows to 343/43
Tower:
Demolished
Other Buildings:
Not known
History:
07/43 to 04/44, 61st, 62nd and 63rd Fighter Squadrons of the 56th Fighter Group 'The Wolfpack', 'Cave Tonitrum', from Horsham St Faith with P-47 Thunderbolts, moved to Boxted, the 56th FG flew a total of 447 missions.
05/44 to 11/44, 844th, 845th, 846th and 847th Bombardment Squadrons of the 489th Bombardment Group (Heavy) 'Ex Tenebris Lux Veritatis' with B-24 Liberators, flew 106 missions. Lt. Col. Leon Vance was the the only B-24 crewman to be awarded the Medal of Honor while flying from an English airfield. Group disbanded and personnel sent to other units, was to have been re-formed as a B-29 Superfortress unit in the Pacific.
01/45 to 05/45, 5th Emergency Rescue Squadron from Boxted with P-47 Thunderbolt, CA-10 Catalina flying boats and SB-17G's on air-sea rescue missions.
02/45 to 06/45, 496th Fighter Training Group with P-51 Mustangs from Goxhill.
08/45 to 02/46, HMS Sparrowhawk used by RN Fleet Air Arm No. 762 and 798 flying training squadrons with Barracudas, Mosquitos and Oxfords.
RAF Halesworth airfield
Photo Labs at Halesworth 1945 (© USAAF)
RAF Halesworth airfield
Airfield:
Operational Bomber
Opened:
/1942
Closed:
/1946
ID Code:
HA
USAAF Station:
365
Runways:
concrete with wood chips
Hangars:
2x - T2
County:
Suffolk
Location:
7 miles W of Southwold
OS Ref:
TM402798
©:
Photographs © copyright as stated
RAF Halesworth airfield - 56th FG - 489th BG - 5th ERS - 496th FTG -
The Met Office at Halesworth 1945 (© USAAF)
The Officers Club 1945 (© USAAF)
RAF Halesworth airfield - 56th FG - 489th BG - 5th ERS - 496th FTG -
RAF Halesworth airfield + control tower = www.controltowers.co.uk © robert truman 2006 - Halesworth -