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1945 (© USAAF)
Thorpe Abbotts Airfield
Airfield Today:
Agriculture, museum
Tower Type:
Watch Office for Bomber Satellite OTU Stations 13726/41, small windows to 15683/41, rooftop Seco control room 5966/43
Tower:
'Bloody Hundredth' Museum
Other Buildings:
Not known
History:
5/43 to 12/45, 349th, 350th, 351st and 418th Bombardment Squadrons of the 100th Bombardment Group (Heavy), 'The Bloody Hundredth' moved here from Podington, flying 306 B-17 Flying Fortress combat missions. Known as the 'Bloody Hundredth' due to very high combat losses, this unit lost no more than was average for their length of service.
27/6/46 returned to the RAF and on care and maintenance until closure.
1985 (© Rick Garside)
2000 (© Mark Brotherton)
RAF and Eighth USAAF Station
Airfield:
Operational Bomber
Opened:
/1943
Closed:
/1956
ID Code:
TA
USAAF Station:
139
Runways:
3 concrete, wood chips
Hangars:
2x - T2
County:
Norfolk
Location:
4 miles E of Diss
OS Ref:
TM188809
Links:
©:
Photographs © as stated
2000 (© Mark Brotherton)
2000 (© Mark Brotherton)
RAF Thorpe Abbotts airfield - 100th BG -
RAF Thorpe Abbotts 100th BG airfield + control tower = www.controltowers.co.uk © robert truman 2002