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1945 (© USAAF)
RAF Little Walden airfield
Airfield Today:
Agriculture, industry
Tower Type:
Watch office for All Commands 12779/41, medium front windows to 343/43
Tower:
Restored and in use as offices
Other Buildings:
Many
History:
03/44 to 09/44, 409th Bombardment Group with A-20 Havocs, flew missions in support of the Allied invasion of Normandy then moved to France.
09/44 to 12/44, 374th, 375th and 376th Fighter Squadrons of the 361st Fighter Group 'The Yellow Jackets' with P-51 Mustangs. Moved here from Bottisham on escort and ground support missions then detached to France.
/44 to 03/45, used by B-17s of the 493rd Bomb Group 'Heltons Hellcats' from Debach when their runways were being repaired.
04/44 to 11/45, the 361st FG returned from France.
09/45 to 11/45, 61st, 62nd and 63rd Fighter Squadrons of the 56th Fighter Group 'The Wolfpack' here before returning to the USA.
12/45 to 05/58, used for surplus military vehicle storage until closure. Airfield sold 1960.
RAF Little Walden airfield
1969 (© Steve Bond)
2000 (© Robert Truman)
8th and 9th USAAF Station
Airfield:
Operational
Opened:
1944
Closed:
1958
ID Code:
LL
USAAF Station:
165
Runways:
3x - concrete and wood chips
Hangars:
2x - T2
County:
Essex
Location:
3-1/2 miles NE of Saffron Walden
OS Ref:
TL558435
©:
© Photographs copyright as stated
RAF Little Walden
2001 (© CJ van Daatsellar)
Admin Site Building No.149, Picket Post, lettering still visible on the door 2000 (© Robert Truman)
RAF Little Walden airfield
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