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1967 (© Harry Holmes)
Old Buckenham airfield
Airfield Today:
Agriculture, aviation
Tower Type:
Watch Office for All Commands 12779/41 with medium windows 343/43
Tower:
Demolished 1970s
Other Buildings:
Not known
History:
12/43 to 5/45, 732nd, 733rd, 734th and 735th Sqns of the 453rd BG.
Flew 259 missions, losing 58 B-24 Liberators.
James Stewart and Walter Mathau both served here.
Postwar used by non-flying RAF Maintenance Units until closure. Airfield sold off 1964 and returned to agriculture. Used by crop spraying aircraft in the 1970s and 80s, now a 100 acre airfield site.
1974 (© Steve Bond)
RAF and 8th USAAF Station
Airfield:
Operational Bomber
Opened:
12/1943
Closed:
20/6/1960
ID Code:
OE
USAAF Station:
144
Runways:
3 concrete, tarmac and wood chips
Hangars:
2, T2
County:
Norfolk
Location:
2 miles S of Attleborough
OS Ref:
TM078936
Links:
Old Buckenham airfield www.oldbuck.com
©:
© As stated
Nissen Hut, Building 36 Fire Section (© Steve Bond)
airfield + airport control tower = www.controltowers.co.uk © robert truman 2001