Nuthampstead Airfield Museum's mission is to provide a facility for public education of the 8th Air Force 398th Bomb Group and 55th Fighter Group. Especially these organisations activities and roles in the national defence whilst at Station 131. Our aim is to do this through a program of engagement with you, the visitor, where storytelling and interaction are at the heart of your experience.
Through the varied exhibits you will learn veteran’s stories that served at the airfield, not only with a historical perspective, but on a personal level too. Many of the artefacts at the museum compliment those stories, along with items found on the airfield itself and later identified.
You can visit Nuthampstead Airfield Museum on the second and last Sundays of April to September inclusive.
Find out about the Americans who were based at Nuthampstead and the local people who lived nearby.
Find out about the bomber and fighter aircraft that flew from Nuthampstead
Find out more about the wartime use of Nuthampstead airfield.
The 398th Bomb Group flew missions from Nuthampstead between May 1944 and April 1945. Find out more about them.
The 55th Fighter Group and the 398th Bomb Group could not have flown their combat missions without the support units based at Nuthampstead. Find out who they were here.
Explore Nuthampstead Airfield Museum's photo collection.