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1969 (© Peter Broom)
Little Snoring airfield
Airfield Today:
Agriculture, aviation
Tower Type:
Watch Office for All Commands 12779/41 with lower front windows to 343/43
Tower:
Derelict
Other Buildings:
Not known
History:
08/43 to 11/43, 115 Sqn Lancasters from East Wretham, moved to Witchford.
08/43 to 09/43, 1678 Heavy Conversion Flight from East Wretham, moved to Foulsham.
12/43 to 05/44, 169 Sqn Mosquitos from Ayr, moved to Great Massingham.
12/43 to 06/45, 515 Sqn with Beaufighters then Mosquitos.
05/44 to 09/45, 23 Sqn Mosquitos from the Mediterranean.
12 Lancasters and 43 Mosquitos were lost on operations from Little Snoring.
07/45 to 09/45, 141 Sqn Mosquitos from West Raynham.
Airfield then on care and maintenance until the 1950's when it was used for several years by a civillian anti-aircraft co-operation unit with Spitfires and Vampires. Airfield then used for civilian flying.
1992 (© Martin Hall)
RAF Station
Airfield:
Operational bomber
Opened:
08/1943
Closed:
/1958
ID Code:
?
USAAF Station:
N/A
Runways:
3x - concrete
Hangars:
1x - B1, 4x - T2
County:
Norfolk
Location:
3 miles NE of Fakenham
OS Ref:
TF963334
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Little Snoring airfield
2002 (© CJ van Daatsellar)
RAF Little Snoring airfield 1943-58
RAF Little Snoring airfield + control tower = www.controltowers.co.uk © robert truman 2003 - Little Snoring -