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Third page of the Roy Colchester diary of the Debach 493 BG (H) landings of B24 and B17s at Mendlesham Airfield.

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  • Roy Colchester

    Civilian
    Roy was a young child when the Americans built their airfield at Mendlesham. When he wasn't at school he kept a record of the aircraft landing at Mendlesham. This is detailed and colourful! There are only 3 pages scanned in at the moment and these...

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  • Debach

    Military site : airfield
    Debach was one of the last Eighth Air Force heavy bomber bases to be completed. It was built by the 820th Engineer Battalion (Aviation) between late '43 and early '44. Pronounced locally as 'Deb-idge', the base was built to a class A standard with...

  • Mendlesham

    Military site : airfield
    Built in 1942-1943, Mendlesham's first flying unit was the RAF's No. 310 Squadron - a Czechoslovakian unit. The airfield then became home to the USAAF 34th Bomb Group. This unit flew missions from Mendlesham in B-24s and B-17s.

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Date Contributor Update
17 August 2015 15:47:05 helen@faxbase.co.uk Changes to place associations
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This is one of 3 scanned in pages of the Roy Colchester Diary.
It lists Debach Airfield 493 BG (H) landings at Mendlesham Airfield.

Date Contributor Update
17 August 2015 15:47:04 helen@faxbase.co.uk Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations and place associations
Sources

This is one of 3 scanned in pages of the Roy Colchester Diary.
It lists Debach Airfield 493 BG (H) landings at Mendlesham Airfield.

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