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493rd Bomb Group Museum

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Museum located on the site of the Debach airfield.



  • Roy Colchester

    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...

  • Reginald Holliday

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 100th Bomb Group
    Reg Holliday served as a co-pilot with the 418th Bomb Squadron, 100th Bomb Group, flying missions out of Thorpe Abbotts, England.


  • 43-38293 "Miss Green Bay"

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 18/7/44; Kearney 26/7/44; Grenier 7/8/44; Assigned 861BS/493BG Debach 9/8/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 5/7/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 8/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 28...


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19 March 2015 17:31:13 usxpat Created entry with name, number, known as, latitude, longitude, history, person associations and media associations