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2003 (© Mark Brotherton)
Lavenham airfield
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:
04/44 to 08/45, 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 07/44, flying a further 139 missions, losing 48 aircraft.
24/12/44, 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.
Lavenham control tower is just visible in the right side background behind the 487th BG Liberators May 1944 (© USAAF)
RAF and 8th USAAF Station
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
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Lavenham airfield
2003 (© Mark Brotherton)
1998 (© Mark Church)
RAF Lavenham airfield - 487th BG -
RAF Lavenham 487th BG airfield and control tower www.controltowers.co.uk © robert truman 2003