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1984 (© Barry H. Abraham)
RAF Lavenham airfield control tower - 487th Bomb Group -
Airfield Today:
Agriculture
Tower Type:
Watch office for All Commands 12779/41, 10302/42 (and appears to have lower front windows to 343/43)
Tower:
Offices
Other Buildings:
Not known
History:
04/1944 to 08/1945, 836th, 837th, 838th and 839th Bombardment Squadrons of the 487th Bombardment Group (Heavy). Flew 46 missions with the B-24 Liberator before converting to the B-17 Flying Fortress 07/1944, flying a further 139 missions, losing 48 aircraft.
24/12/1944, This is the airfield from which Brigadier General Frederick Castle flew from when he won the Medal of Honor.
Post-war the airfield remained on care and maintenance until 1958 when it was sold.
RAF Lavenham airfield control tower - 487th Bomb Group -
Lavenham control tower is just visible on the right behind 487th Bomb Group Liberators
May 1944 (© USAAF)
Lavenham control tower Winter 1944/45 (© USAAF)
RAF Lavenham airfield control tower - 487th Bomb Group -
Airfield:
Operational Bomber Station
Opened:
04/1944
Closed:
/1948
ID Code:
LV
USAAF Station:
137
Runways:
3x - concrete
Hangars:
2x - T2
County:
Suffolk
Location:
7 miles N of Sudbury
OS Ref:
TL895524
Links:
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Photos copyright © as stated
RAF Lavenham airfield control tower - 487th Bomb Group -
1982 (© Paul Francis)
RAF Lavenham airfield control tower - 487th Bomb Group -
2003 (© Mark Brotherton)
RAF Lavenham airfield control tower - 487th Bomb Group -
1945 (© 487th BG, USAAF)
RAF Lavenham airfield control tower - 487th Bomb Group -
1945 (© 487th BG, USAAF)
RAF Lavenham airfield control tower - 487th Bomb Group -
RAF RAF Lavenham 487th Bomb Group airfield and control tower www.controltowers.co.uk © robert truman 2003 -
- RAF Lavenham - updated 16/06/2017 -