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1992 (© Martin Hall)
Little Snoring airfield control tower
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:
08/1943 to 11/1943, No. 115 Squadron Lancasters from East Wretham, moved to Witchford.
08/1943 to 09/1943, No. 1678 Heavy Conversion Flight from East Wretham, moved to Foulsham.
12/1943 to 05/1944, No. 169 Squadron Mosquitos from Ayr, moved to Great Massingham.
12/1943 to 06/1945, 515 Squadron with Beaufighters then Mosquitos.
05/1944 to 09/1945, 23 Squadron Mosquitos from the Mediterranean.
12 Lancasters and 43 Mosquitos were lost on operations from Little Snoring.
07/1945 to 09/1945, 141 Squadron Mosquitos from West Raynham.
Airfield then on care and maintenance until the 1950s when it was used for several years by a civilian anti-aircraft co-operation unit with Spitfires and Vampires. Airfield then used for civilian flying.
Little Snoring airfield control tower
1992 (© Martin Hall)
Little Snoring airfield control tower
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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