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St John the Baptist, Metfield

Connections

Units

  • 353rd Fighter Group

    353rd Fighter Group

    Group
    The 353rd Fighter Group was assigned to the Eighth Air Force on 7 June 1943. The group flew P-47 Thunderbolts, and from October 1944, P-51 Mustangs, as escorts for bombing missions across occupied Europe and to strafe targets on the ground. Tactical...

  • 491st Bomb Group

    491st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 491st Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators in bombing missions over northern France and Germany from June 1944 until April 1945. Missions over Germany included bombing the headquarters of the German General Staff at Zossen. The Group was awarded a DUC...

Locations

  • Metfield

    Military site : airfield
    Built during 1942-43 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, Metfield had three concrete runways, 39 pan plus 15 loop hardstandings, and two dispersed T2 hangars. It was first occupied by the 353rd Fighter Group, equipped with P-47s, from August 1943 to...

  • 491st Memorial, Metfield

    Other location

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
02 April 2015 16:58:22 usxpat Changes to place associations
Sources

http://eastangliamemorials.blogspot.co.uk/
Photo taken 20 June 2012, Gary Atkins

Date Contributor Update
02 April 2015 16:58:21 usxpat Created entry with caption, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://eastangliamemorials.blogspot.co.uk/
Photo taken 20 June 2012, Gary Atkins

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