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1944 (© 398th Bomb Group, USAAF via Russell Abbey)
RAF Nuthampstead airfield - 55th FG - 398th BG -
Airfield Today:
Agriculture
Tower Type:
Watch Office for All Commands 12779/41, small front windows to 15371/41
Tower:
Demolished
Other Buildings:
None
History:
16/09/1943 to 16/04/1944, 38th, 338th and 343rd Fighter Squadrons of the 55th Fighter Group with P-38 Lightnings. This was the first P-38 Lightning Group in combat with the 8th USAAF and the first 8th fighters to fly over Berlin 03/03/1944, moved to Wormingford.
22/04/1944 to 22/06/1945, 600th, 601st, 602nd and 603rd Bombardment Squadrons of the 398th Bombardment Group (H) with B-17G Flying Fortress bombers. First mission 06/05/1944, last 25/04/1945, flying a total of 195 missions, losing 58 B-17G's.
/07/1945, Airfield transferred to RAF Maintenance Command and used for storage by No. 94 and 95 Maintenance Units until 30/10/1954, finally closed 01/03/1959 and sold in 1960.
RAF Nuthampstead airfield - 55th FG - 398th BG -
P-38 Lightning 1943 (© 38th FS, 55th FG, USAAF)
RAF Nuthampstead airfield - 55th FG - 398th BG -
Airfield:
Operational fighter
Opened:
/05/1943
Closed:
/10/1954
Code:
NT
USAAF Station:
131
Runways:
3, concrete, tarmac
Hangars:
2x - T2
County:
Hertfordshire
Location:
5 miles SE of Royston
OS Ref:
TL420346
©:
All photographs copyright © as stated
RAF Nuthampstead airfield - 55th FG - 398th BG -
1943 (© 55th FG, USAAF)
RAF Nuthampstead airfield - 55th FG - 398th BG -
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