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1944 (© USAAF)
Hardwick airfield
Airfield Today:
Agriculture
Tower Type:
Watch Office with Met section 518/40
Tower:
Demolished
Other Buildings:
None
History:
09/42 to 11/42, 310th BG with B-25 Mitchells.
12/42 to 06/45, 328th, 329th, 330th and 409th Bombardment Squadrons of the 93rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) 'Ted's Travelling Circus' with B-24 Liberators moved here from Alconbury.
06/43 to 08/43, Detatched to North Africa for the Ploesti mission and again 09/43 to 10/43 for the invasion of Italy. Flew 330+ missions from Hardwick and another 49 from Africa.
06/45 to 06/62, Transferred to Bomber Command but not used.
Hardwick airfield
1944 'Sweating out a Mission' (© Montie L. Guthrie Jr, via Bob Stewart)

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Link to Montie's Hardwick photographs 1943-45
8th USAAF Station
Airfield:
Operational Bomber
Opened:
09/1942
Closed:
06/1962
ID Code:
HC
USAAF Station:
104
Runways:
3x - concrete, tarmac
Hangars:
3x - T2
County:
Norfolk
Location:
5 miles W of Bungay
OS Ref:
TM248906
Links:
©:
All photographs © Montie L. Guthrie Jr, thanks also to Bob Stewart for scanning them all!
Hardwick airfield
'Crash Crew' on duty by the control tower
RAF Hardwick airfield - 93rd BG
RAF Hardwick airfield + control tower 93rd BG = www.controltowers.co.uk © robert truman 2003 - Hardwick -