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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:
11/1943 to 04/1944, 377th, 378th and 379th Fighter Squadrons of the 362nd Fighter Group, 9th USAAF with P-47 Thunderbolts, first mission flown 08/02/1944, moved to Headcorn ALG.
04/1944 to 07/1945, 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 07/1944. 55th FG was the first 8th USAAF Group to fly the P-38 Lightning in combat winning two Distinguished Unit Citations. First mission flown 15/10/1943, last 21/04/1945, losing 181 aircraft, claiming 316 air and 268 ground kills, destroying more locomotives by strafing than any other Group, moved to Germany.
/1944 to /1945, 3rd Scouting Force, 862nd BS.
10/1945, Post-war used by RAF Technical Training Command and Transport Command until 31/01/1947. Used for civil flying in the 1950s until sold off in 1962.
RAF Wormingford airfield - 362nd Fighter Group - 55th Fighter Group -
RAF Wormingford airfield - 362nd Fighter Group - 55th Fighter Group -
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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