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1973 (© via Keith K)
RAF Sudbury airfield control tower
Airfield Today:
Agriculture
Tower Type:
Watch Office for All Commands 12779/41 with medium front windows to 343/43
Tower:
Demolished 1975
Other Buildings:
Not known
History:
/03/1944 to /08/1945, 832nd, 833rd, 834th and 835th Bombardment Squadrons of the 486th Bombardment Group (Heavy) with B-24 Liberators, replaced /08/1944 with B-17 Flying Fortress bombers.
The 486th BG flew 191 combat missions (46 with B-24s) with losses of 23 aircraft shot down in action and another 29 so severely damaged they were written off or sent to repair depots.
Postwar the hangars were used for storage.
RAF Sudbury airfield control tower - 486th Bomb Group -
1972 (© Steve Bond)
RAF Sudbury airfield control tower - 486th Bomb Group -
Airfield:
Operational bomber
Opened:
03/1944
Closed:
08/1945
Pundit Code:
SU
USAAF Station:
174
Runways:
3x - concrete, tarmac
Hangars:
2x - T2
County:
Suffolk
Location:
2 miles NE of Sudbury
OS Ref:
TL893435
Links:
486th Bombardment Group website
©:
Photographs © copyright as stated
RAF Sudbury airfield control tower - 486th Bomb Group -
1973 (© via Steve Ward)
RAF Sudbury - Waldingfield - airfield 1944-45 - 486th Bomb Group -
1973 (© via Keith K)
RAF Sudbury - Great Waldingfield - airfield 1944-45 - 486th Bomb Group -
1944 (© 486th BG, USAAF)
RAF Sudbury - Great Waldingfield - airfield 1944-45 - 486th Bomb Group -
RAF Sudbury airfield - 486 BG - www.controltowers.co.uk © robert truman 2001 - Sudbury - Great Waldindfield -