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1945 (© 388th BG USAAF via Bob Stewart)
RAF Knettishall airfield
Airfield Today:
Agriculture
Tower Type:
Watch Office for Bomber Stations and OTU's 13726/41 with small front windows to 15683/41
Tower:
Demolished
Other Buildings:
None
History:
01/43 to 06/43, used by RAF 3 Group as a satellite to Honington then Halesworth.
06/43 to 08/45, 560th, 561st, 562nd and 563rd Bombardment Squadrons of the 388th Bombardment Group (Heavy) with B-17's. Flew 331 missions (including 19 Aphrodite missions from Fersfield) losing 179 B-17s.
06/09/43, 388th Bomb Group lost 11 B-17 Flying Fortress on a mission to Stuttgart including all the aircraft of the 563rd BS.
Airfield not used again and sold off 1957.
RAF Knettishall airfield - 388th Bomb Group -
1945 (© 388th Bomb Group, USAAF)
RAF Knettishall airfield - 388th Bomb Group -
Airfield:
Operational bomber
Opened:
/1943
Closed:
/1957
Pundit Code:
KN
USAAF Station:
136
Runways:
3x - concrete and wood chips
Hangars:
2x - T2
County:
Suffolk
Location:
6 miles SE of Thetford
OS Ref:
TL968785
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©:
All photos © USAAF/USAF via Bob Stewart
RAF Knettishall airfield - 388th Bomb Group -
1945 (© 388th Bomb Group, USAAF via Bob Stewart)
RAF Knettishall airfield 1943-57 - 388th Bomb Group (H) -
RAF Knettishall airfield + control tower 388th BG = www.controltowers.co.uk © robert truman 2006 - Knettishall - 388th Bomb Group -