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1993 (© Mark Stanley)
Rackheath airfield
Airfield Today:
Agriculture, industrial estate - the site around the control tower is currently being redeveloped and the control tower is being renovated for use as offices
Tower Type:
Watch Office for All Commands 12779/41 with medium front windows to 343/43
Tower:
Was used to store car spares from a scrapyard, slowly becoming derelict until rebuilt 2006/07 - more information here
Other Buildings:
Not known
History:
11/03/44 to 05/07/45, 788th, 789th, 790th and 791st Bombardment Squadrons of the 467th Bombardment Group (Heavy) 'The Rackheath Aggies' with B-24 Liberators. Flew 212 missions losing 46 B-24 Liberators, had the best bombing accuracy record of the 8th USAAF. Group Commander Colonel Albert J. Shower was the only CO to continuously command one 8th AAF unit from leaving the USA to its return in 1945.
 
2002 (© CJ van Daatsellar)






1993
(© Mark Stanley)
USAAF Station
Airfield:
Operational bomber
Opened:
/1943
Closed:
/1945
ID Code:
RK
USAAF Station:
145
Runways:
3 concrete
Hangars:
2- T2
County:
Norfolk
Location:
5 miles NE of Norwich
OS Ref:
TG285145
Links:
2006-07 restoration information here
©:
Photographs © as stated
Rackheath airfield
2002 (© Rob Pritchard)
2004 (© Kevin Howard)
RAF Rackheath airfield - 467th BG -
more information 2006 (© Eastern Daily Press 10/11/06 via Andrew Nix)
RAF Rackheath airfield 2006 - 2007
RAF Rackheath airfield + control tower 467 BG = www.controltowers.co.uk © robert truman 2004