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Elveden Hall

Military site : non-airfield

Elveden Hall, Brandon, Suffolk was used during the Second World War as a headquarters for the USAAF Third Air Division. Some evidence to suggest that the staff quarters were struck and destroyed by a bomb.

Camp Blainey was probably a camp of tents and/or huts used to house the staff, erected in the grounds of the Hall.

Detailed history

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English Heritage's record description

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Service

People

  • John Gerhart

    Military | Colonel | Wing Commander/Group Commander/Pilot | 95th Bomb Group
    Retired from the USAF in 1965 as a 4-star General ...

  • Leo LaCasse

    Military | Colonel | Pilot | 385th Bomb Group
    Leo LaCasse served as a pilot with the 385th Bomb Group. ...

Aircraft

  • 42-3530

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 20/7/43; Dyersburg 9/8/43; Assigned 332BS/94BG [XM-H] Rougham 9/43; Missing in Action Oschersleben 11/1/44 with Elza Fairchild, Co-pilot: Ken Amberg, Navigator: Chas Watkins, Bombardier: John McCarthy, Flight engineer/top turret gunner...

  • DM127

    Master
    Miles Master III DM127 assigned to HQ 3rd Air Division, 8th AF USAAF. Crashed on local fight from Elvedon Hall/Sta 116 pilot Lt Lynn H Mokler KIA. 17-Oct-43.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
26 June 2015 11:50:22 Lucy May Changes to description and media associations
Sources

Corrected spelling from 'Elvedon Hall' to 'Elveden Hall'.
Source: http://www.stedmundsburychronicle.co.uk/acm8.htm

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:02:16 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Barry Anderson, Army Air Forces Stations (Alabama, 1985) / Office of History, Headquarters Third Air Force, United States Air Forces in Europe; Installations and USAAF Combat Units in the United Kingdom 1942-1945, Revised and Expanded Edition (February 1967, Revised October 1980).

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