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Wattisham Airfield Memorial



  • 479th Fighter Group

    479th Fighter Group

    The 479th was the last Fighter Group to join the Eighth Air Force, which they did on 14 May 1944. Known as "Riddle's Raiders", after their first Commanding Officer Lt. Col. Kyle L. Riddle, the Group flew escort and fighter sweep missions before D-Day....


  • Wattisham

    Military site : airfield
    Built in 1938 as a medium bomber station with a grass airfield, Wattisham was occupied by the RAF until handed over to the Eighth Air Force in September 1942. The 68th Observation Group was the first American unit to occupy the station from October to...

  • Wattisham Memorial

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Date Contributor Update
26 April 2015 15:24:26 usxpat Created entry with caption, unit associations and place associations
Photo taken 9 July 2013, Gary Atkins