East Anglia USAAF airfields by location

Alconbury, Cambridgeshire

8AF – 92BG, 93BG, 95BG (lodger), 801BG (main unit)
4 miles north of Huntingdon
www.rafalconbury.com
www.92ndma.org/
www.492ndbombgroup.com/

Andrews Field, Essex

8AF and 9AF – 96BG, 322BG
3 miles west of Braintree
www.96bg.org/
www.8thafhs.org/bomber/322bg.htm

Attlebridge, Norfolk

8AF – 466BG
8 miles north west of Norwich
www.americanairmuseum.com/unit/444
www.8thafhs.org/bomber/466bg.htm

Barkston Heath, Lincolnshire

8AF – 92BG, 93BG, 95BG (lodger), 801BG (main unit)
4 miles north of Huntingdon
www.rafalconbury.com
www.92ndma.org/
www.492ndbombgroup.com/

Bassingbourn, Cambridgeshire

8AF – 91BG, 94BG (only as detachment for a few weeks)
4 miles north of Royston
www.towermuseumbassingbourn.co.uk/

Birch, Essex

9AF – 410BG (briefly)
5 miles south west of Colchester
www.americanairmuseum.com/unit/361

Bodney, Norfolk

8AF – 352FG
6 miles south of Swaffham
www.352ndfightergroup.co.uk/

Boreham, Essex

9AF – 394BG
4 miles north east of Chelmsford
www.americanairmuseum.com/unit/339

Bottisham, Cambridgeshire

8AF – 361FG
6 miles east of Cambridge
www.bottishamairfieldmuseum.org.uk

Boxted, Essex

8AF and 9AF – 5th Emergency Rescue Squadron, 56FG, 354FG, 386BG
4 miles north of Colchester
www.56thfightergroup.co.uk/
www.354thpmfg.com/
www.americanairmuseum.com/unit/330

Bungay (Flixton) Suffolk

8AF – 446BG (main unit), 93BG (one squadron only in 1942-3)
2 miles south west of town
www.aviationmuseum.net

Bury St Edmunds (Rougham), Suffolk

8AF – 94BG
3 miles east of town
www.rougham.org

Chipping Ongar (Willingale), Essex

8AF and 9AF – 387BG
www.387bg.com/

Debach, Suffolk

8AF – 493BG
3 miles north west of Woodbridge
www.493bgdebach.co.uk

Debden, Essex

8AF – 4FG
2 miles south east of Saffron Walden
www.4thfightergroupassociation.org/

Deopham Green, Norfolk

8AF – 452BG
2 miles north of Attleborough
452ndbombgroupassociation-deophamgreen.org/

Duxford, Cambridgeshire

8AF – 78FG, 350FG
8 miles south of Cambridge
www.americanairmuseum.com/unit/518
www.8thafhs.org/fighter/350fg

Earls Colne, Essex

8AF and 9AF – 94BG, 323BG
4 miles south east of Halstead
www.8thafhs-pa.org/stories/94th-bomb-group/
www.323bg.org/

East Wretham, Norfolk

8AF – 359FG
6 miles north east of Thetford
www.americanairmuseum.com/unit/304

Eye, Suffolk

8AF – 490BG
1 mile north west of town
www.490th.co.uk/

Fersfield, Norfolk

8AF – 388BG
16 miles south west of Norwich
www.388bg.info/

Folkingham, Lincolnshire

9AF – 313th TCG
8 miles east of Grantham
www.americanairmuseum.com/unit/262

Fowlmere, Cambridgeshire

8AF – 339FG
1 mile south west of village
www.339thfg.com/

Framlingham (Parham), Suffolk

8AF – 95BG, 390BG
3 miles south east of town
www.parhamairfieldmuseum.co.uk

Fulbeck, Lincolnshire

9AF – 422nd TCG
9 miles north of Grantham
www.raf-lincolnshire.info/fulbeck

Glatton, Cambridgeshire

8AF – 457BG
10 miles north of Huntingdon
457thbombgroup.org

Gorsfield, Essex

9AF – 356FG, 397FG (briefly), 410BG
2 miles north west of village
www.americanairmuseum.com/unit/299
www.americanairmuseum.com/unit/361

Goxhill, Lincolnshire

9AF – 78 and 358FG
5 miles east of Barton on Humber
www.8thafhs.org/fighter/358fg
www.bcar.org.uk/goxhill-history

Great Ashfield, Suffolk

8AF – 385BG
1 to 2 miles south of village, 10 miles east of Bury St Edmunds
www.385bg.com/

Great Dunmow (Little Easton), Essex

8AF and 9AF – 386BG
2 miles west of town
www.americanairmuseum.com/unit/330

Halesworth (Holton), Suffolk

8AF – 489BG, 56FG, 5ERS (Air Sea Rescue), 496FG
7 miles west of Southwold
www.489th-bomb-group-museum.org/
www.56thfightergroup.co.uk/
www.littlefriends.co.uk/

Hardwick, Norfolk

8AF – 93BG, 310BG
12 miles south of Norwich
www.8thafhs.org.bomber/93bg

Hethel, Norfolk

8AF – 320BG, 389BG
3 miles east of Wymondham
hethel389th.wordpress.com

Honington, Suffolk

8AF – 1TAD, 364FG
2 miles north west of village
www.americanairmuseum.com/unit/311

Horham, Suffolk

8AF – 95BG, 323BG, 47BG
4 miles east of Eye
95thbg-horham.com

Horsham St Faith, Norfolk

8AF – 56FG, 319BG, 458BG
4 miles north of Norwich
www.cnam.org.uk

Kimbolton, Cambridgeshire

8AF – 17BG, 91BG (briefly), 379BG (main unit)
2 miles north of town
www.379thbga.org/

Kirton-in-Lindsey, Lincolnshire

RAF ‘Eagle’ Squadrons 121,71,133
7 miles south of Scunthorpe
www.bcar.org.uk/kirton-history.php

Knettishall, Suffolk

8AF – 388BG
6 miles south east of Thetford
www.388bg.info/

Lavenham, Suffolk

8AF – 487BG
www.487thbg.org/

Leiston, Suffolk

8AF – 357FG, 358FG
2 miles north west of town
www.americanairmuseum.com/unit/301
www.americanairmuseum.com/unit/302

Little Staughton, Cambridgeshire

8AF – 2TAD
2 miles south east of village
www.americanairmuseum.com/place/218

Little Walden, Essex

8AF and 9AF – 56FG, 361FG, 493BG (temporary)
3 miles north of Saffron Walden
www.56thfightergroup.co.uk/
361fg.com/

Martlesham Heath, Suffolk

8AF – 356FG
6 miles north east of Ipswich
www.mhas.org.uk

Matching Green, Essex

9AF – 391BG
4 miles south east of Sawbridgeworth
www.americanairmuseum.com/unit/1005

Mendlesham, Suffolk

8AF – 34BG
6 miles north east of Stowmarket
www.8thafhs.org/bomber/34bg

Metfield, Suffolk

8AF – 353BG, 491BG
6 miles north west of Halesworth
www.americanairmuseum.com/unit/926
www.8thafhs.org/bomber/491bg

Molesworth, Cambridgeshire

8AF – 41 Combat Bombardment Wing, 303BG, 15BG
2 miles north of village
www.303rdbg.com/

North Pickenham, Norfolk

8AF – 491BG, 492BG
2 miles south east of Swaffham
www.491st.org/491hist
www.492ndbombgroup.com/

North Witham Lincolnshire

9AF – Troop Carrier Command, 1st TAD, TCC Pathfinder School
9 miles south of Grantham
www.controltowers.co.uk/n/northwitham.htm

Old Buckenham, Norfolk

8AF – 453BG
2 miles south east of Attleborough
www.453museum.com

Oulton, Norfolk (RAF)

803rd Radio Measures Counter Squadron (lodged with the RAF)
3 miles west of Aylsham
www.aviationmuseumguide.co.uk/museum-oulton.html

Rackheath, Norfolk

8AF – 467BG
5 miles north east of Norwich
www.467bg.com/

Rattlesden, Suffolk

8AF – 447BG
9 miles south east of Bury St Edmunds
www.447bg.com/

Raydon, Suffolk

8AF and 9AF – 353FG (main unit), 357FG, 358FG
3 miles south east of Haleigh
www.americanairmuseum.com/unit/296

Ridgewell, Essex

8AF – 381BG
8 miles north west of Halstead
www.rafcamuseum.co.uk

Rivenhall, Essex

9AF – 363FG, 397BG
2 miles north of Withal
www.americanairmuseum.com/unit/309

Saltby, Leicestersghire

9AF – 314th TCG
8 miles north east of Melton Mowbray
www.americanairmuseum.com/unit/264

Sculthorpe, Norfolk (RAF)

803BS (lodger unit)
3 miles west of Fakenham
www.americanairmuseum.com/unit/1449

Seething, Norfolk

8AF – 448BG
10 miles south east of Norwich
www.seethingtower.org/

Shipdham, Norfolk

8AF – 44BG, 319BG (briefly)
5 miles south of Dereham
www.8thairforce.com/44thbg/

Snailwell, Cambridgeshire

8AF and 9AF – 350FG
2 miles north of Newmarket
www.8thafhs.org/fighter/350fg.htm

Snetterton Heath, Norfolk

8AF – 386BG (briefly), 96BG
10 miles north east of Thetford (now Snetterton motor racing track).
www.96bg.org/

Stansted, Essex

9AF – 344BG, 2TAD
4 miles north of Bishop’s Stortford
www.344bg-b26.org/

Steeple Morden, Cambridgeshire

8AF – 355FG, 3PG, 4FG (briefly)
4 miles west of Royston
www.8thafhs.org/fighter/355fg.htm

Sudbury, Suffolk

8AF – 486BG
2 miles north of town
www.486th.org/

Thorpe Abbotts, Norfolk

8AF – 100BG
5 miles east of Diss
www.100bgmus.org.uk

Tibenham, Norfolk

8AF – 445BG
13 miles south of Norwich
www.455bg.org/

Wattisham, Suffolk

8AF – 4TAD, 479FG, 68RG
9 miles north west of Ipswich
www.americanairmuseum.com/unit/463

Watton, Norfolk

8AF – 801BG, 25BG
2 miles east of town
www.492ndbombgroup.com/
rafwatton.info/category/25bg

Wendling, Norfolk

8AF – 392BG
4 miles north west of Dereham
www.b24.net/

Wethersfield, Essex

9AF – 416BG
7 miles north of Braintree
www.416th.com/

Wittering, Cambridgeshire

8AF – 20FG 56FG
2 miles south of Stamford
www.56thfightergroup.co.uk/
www.20thfightergroup.com/
www.raf.mod.uk/rafwittering/

Wormingfield, Essex

8AF and 9AF – 55FG, 362FG
8 miles south of Sudbury
www.55th.org/

www.americanairmuseum.com/unit/308

Key to abbreviations

AF Air Force
BG Bomb Group
BS Bomb Squadron
FG Fighter Group
PG Photographic Unit
TAD Tactical Air Depot
TCG Troop Carrier Group