95th Bomb Group Museum, Red Feather Club, Horham, Suffolk

The 95th was the first bomb group to carry out a daylight raid on Berlin. The museum is on the site of the former NCOs’ club called the Red Feather Club. It features many personal stories and other artefacts within the museum, with original air raid shelters outside. There are two murals, along with the faithfully restored Brad’s Bar, which is used for club socials.
95th Bomb Group Museum, Red Feather Club, Horham

95TH BOMB GROUP

Having spent brief spells at Alconbury, Cambridgeshire, and Parham (Framlingham) in Suffolk, the Group transferred to Horham in June, 1943, and stayed there until August, 1945.

95th Bomb Group Museum, Red Feather Club, Horham

DAYLIGHT RAIDS

The 95th Bomb Group were the first to carry out a daylight raid on Berlin. They won a record three Presidential Unit Citations. The first came during a mission to Regensburg, Germany, in August, 1943, when the bombers kept a tight defensive formation in spite of assault by enemy fighters.

95th Bomb Group Museum, Red Feather Club, Horham

ENEMY RESISTANCE

The second was awarded for maintaining cohesion while bombing railway yards at Munster. The third was for that attack on Berlin. On March 4, 1944, the 95th defied snowstorms and fierce enemy resistance to reach and bomb targets in the German capital, while other units were forced to turn back.

95th Bomb Group Museum, Red Feather Club, Horham

SQUADRONS IN SUFFOLK

The Group comprised four squadrons – the 334th, 335th, 336th and 412th. In all they lost more than 600 men in action during the war. They left Suffolk in June, 1945.

ABOUT THE MUSEUM

The 95th Bomb Group Heritage Association aims to preserve and promote the history of Horham Airfield and the 95th. It wants to make airfield history accessible to all, and to this end it welcomes visits from schools and other organisations.

The Red Feather Club consists of five interconnected rooms and a separate guardroom. The former kitchen, now the entrance, has a massive diorama of the airfield as it looked during the war. Outside there is a memorial, and a marble bench commemorating Bob Cozens. “He is credited with saving the 95th twice – the first time was when he rallied the battered squadron over Kiel during the Second World War and the second time by invigorating the veterans organisation in the US.”

The museum is also home to a Military Police re-enactors group, Liberation 44 with their own guardroom. They were known as ’Snowdrops’ due to their distinctive white helmets.

95TH BOMB GROUP MUSEUM

The Red feather Club, Denham, Eye IP21 5DG

Public open days are from 10am on the last Sunday of each month from April to October.

The Red Feather Club is often open on Saturdays, usually when the flag is flying. IP21 5DG. Four miles south-east of Eye, accessible from the B1117.