The 25th Bombardment Group (Reconnaissance) was constituted in the days after D-Day and activated in England in August 1944 to carry out photographic and mapping missions over mainland Europe as the Allied armies pushed east. The Group were designated...
The 381st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Ridgewell, Essex between June 1943 and April 1945. The Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit Citations, the first for bombing shipyards at Bremen, whilst under heavy attack, on 8 October 1943 and...
MM345 was Hatfield built and delivered by 4 May 1944 and was damaged on 8 Sept 1944 at USAAF station 376, RAF Watton in a landing accident whilst being piloted by 1st Lt Robert C Grimes USAAF. ...
Minor damage - RAF Watton - Landing accident - Warren C Davis (pilot). 17/4/45. Sold for Scrap. 16/7/47.
Military site : airfield
Built in 1939 as a medium bomber station with a grass airfield, Watton was occupied by the RAF until handed over to the Eighth Air Force in mid-1943. Improved initially with a single steel mat runway in 1943, plus 41 loop and 12 pan hardstandings, a...
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