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1944 (© 95th Bomb Group, USAAF via James Mutton)
Horham airfield
Airfield Today:
Agriculture
Tower Type:
Watch Office for All Commands, 12779/41 with medium front windows to 343/43
Tower:
Demolished
Other Buildings:
Red Feather Club nissen hut now restored, other buildings not known
History:
10/42 to 01/43, 47th Bomb Group (M) with A-20 Havocs from Bury St Edmunds, left for North Africa.
05/43 to 06/43, 453rd, 454th, 455th and 456th Bomb Squadrons of the 323rd BG (M) with B-26 Marauders, moved to Earls Colne.
06/43 to 08/45, 334th, 335th, 336th and 412th Bombardment Squadrons of the 95th Bombardment Group (Heavy) arrived from Framlingham with B-17F's,
later equipped with B-17G's. Flew 320 missions losing 157 aircraft in combat and another 39 in accidents. 95th BG was the only 8th AF Group to win three Distinguished Unit Citations: Regensburg 17/08/43, Munster 10/10/43 and Berlin 04/03/44, also had the highest claim of 425 enemy aircraft destroyed.
10/45 to 10/48, Used by 25 and 262 MU's. 1950's, RAF Bloodhound missile site.
RAF Horham - 47th Bomb Group - 95th Bomb Group - 323rd Bomb Group -
(© Rick Garside)
RAF Horham - 47th Bomb Group - 95th Bomb Group - 323rd Bomb Group -
Airfield:
Operational Bomber
Opened:
/1942
Closed:
/1963
ID Code:
JH
USAAF Station:
119
Runways:
3x - concrete
Hangars:
2x - T2
County:
Suffolk
Location:
4 miles SE of Eye
OS Ref:
TM205735
Links:
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All photographs copyright © as stated
RAF Horham - 47th Bomb Group - 95th Bomb Group - 323rd Bomb Group -
The 95th BG Red Feather Club (© Rick Garside)
RAF Horham - 47th Bomb Group - 95th Bomb Group - 323rd Bomb Group -
RAF Horham airfield + control tower 47 BG - 95 BG - 323 BG = www.controltowers.co.uk © robert truman 2006 - Horham -