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1945 (© USAAF via Russell Abbey)
RAF Wormingford airfield
Airfield Today:
Agriculture
Tower Type:
Watch Office for all Commands 12779/41, with medium front windows to 343/43 and temporary rooftop observation room
Tower:
Demolished
Other Buildings:
None
History:
11/43 to 04/44, 377th, 378th and 379th Fighter Squadrons of ther 362nd Fighter Group, 9th USAAF with P-47 Thunderbolts, first mission flown 8/2/44, moved to Headcorn ALG.
04/44 to 07/45, 38th, 338th and 343rd Fighter Squadrons of the 55th Fighter Group moved here from Nuthampstead with P-38 Lightnings, re-equipped with P-51 Mustangs 07/44. 55th FG was the first 8th USAAF Group to fly the P-38 in combat winning two Distinguished Unit Citations. First mission flown 15/10/43, last 21/4/45, losing 181 aircraft, claiming 316 air and 268 ground kills, destroying more locomotives by strafing than any other Group, moved to Germany.
/44 to /45, 3rd Scouting Force, 862nd BS.
10/45, Post-war used by RAF Technical Training Command and Transport Command until 31/01/47. Used for civil flying in the 1950's until sold off in 1962.
RAF Wormingford
RAF Wormingford airfield
Airfield:
Operational fighter
Opened:
/1943
Closed:
/1947
Code:
WO
USAAF Station:
159
Runways:
3x - concrete, tarmac
Hangars:
2x - T2
County:
Essex
Location:
6 miles NW of Colchester
OS Ref:
TL918306
©:
All photographs copyright © as stated
RAF Wormingford airfield
- 362nd Fighter Group - 55th Fighter Group - 3rd Scouting Force -
RAF Wormingford airfield
- 362nd Fighter Group - 55th Fighter Group - 3rd Scouting Force -
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