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1966 (© Harry Holmes)
RAF Old Buckenham airfield control tower - 453rd Bomb Group -
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:
12/1943 to 05/1945, 732nd, 733rd, 734th and 735th Bombardment Squadrons of the 453rd Bombardment Group (Heavy).
Flew 259 missions, losing 58 B-24 Liberators.
Actors James Stewart and Walter Matthau both served here.
06/1945 to 06/1960, 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.
RAF Old Buckenham airfield control tower - 453rd Bomb Group -
1974Steve Bond)
Building 36, Fire Section 1974 (© Steve Bond)
RAF Old Buckenham airfield control tower - 453rd Bomb Group -
Airfield:
Operational Bomber
Opened:
12/1943
Closed:
06/1960
ID Code:
OB
USAAF Station:
144
Runways:
3x - concrete, tarmac and wood chips
Hangars:
2x - T2
County:
Norfolk
Location:
2 miles S of Attlebridge
OS Ref:
TM078936
Links:
Old Buckenham airfield: www.oldbuck.com
453rd Bomb Group: OldBuckShots
©:
Photographs copyright © as stated
RAF Old Buckenham airfield control tower - 453rd Bomb Group -
Lt.Col James Stewart at Old Buck 1944 (© 453rd BG, USAAF)
1943-45 (© 453rd Bomb Group, USAAF)
RAF Old Buckenham airfield control tower - 453rd Bomb Group -
Old Buckenham control tower 1944 (© 453rd BG, USAAF)
RAF Old Buckenham airfield control tower - 453rd Bomb Group -
Old Buckenham airfield + airport control tower 453 BG = www.controltowers.co.uk © robert truman 2001