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1945 (© USAAF via Russell Abbey)
RAF Nuthampstead airfield
Airfield Today:
Agriculture
Tower Type:
Watch Office for All Commands 12779/41, small front windows to 15371/41
Tower:
Demolished
Other Buildings:
None
History:
16/9/43 to 16/4/44, 38th, 338th and 343rd Fighter Squadrons of the 55th Fighter Group with P-38 Lightnings. This was the first P-38 Group in combat with the 8th USAAF and the first 8th fighters to fly over Berlin 3/3/44, moved to Wormingford.
22/4/44 to 22/6/45, 600th, 601st, 602nd and 603rd Bombardment Squadrons of the 398th Bombardment Group (H) with B-17G Flying Fortress bombers. First mission 6/5/44, last 25/4/45, flying a total of 195 missions, losing 58 B-17G's.
7/45, Airfield transferred to RAF Maintenance Command and used for storage by 94 and 95 Maintenance Units until 30/10/54, finally closed 1/3/59 and sold in 1960.
RAF Station
Airfield:
Operational fighter
Opened:
5/43
Closed:
10/54
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
- 55th FG -
RAF Nuthampstead airfield
RAF Nuthampstead airfield + control tower - 55 FG = www.controltowers.co.uk © robert truman 2006