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Oulton

Military site : airfield

An RAF Station at which lodged the 803rd Bomb Squadron (P) and later the 36th Bomb Squadron (H) in 1944. Radio Countermeasures detachments also used nearby RAF Foulsham in 1944-45.

Service

Units

Aircraft

  • 42-30178 "Darlin' Dolly"

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 24/4/43; Smoky Hill 5/5/43; Presque Is 24/5/43; Assigned 335BS/95BG [OE-S] Framlingham 29/5/43; Horham 15/6/43; with J.E. Koehler force landed Hardwick AF 20/10/43; 45m, transferred 388BG APH Knettishall 4/44; 803BS RCM Oulton 16/5...

  • 42-30970

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 27/8/43; Gr Isle 23/9/43; Assigned 549BS/385BG Gt Ashfield 26/10/43; transferred RAF [SR384]; 214 Sq BU-A Sculthorpe, Nfk; 21/1/44; Oulton, Nfk; Missing in Action Antwerp 25/5/44 with A. Hockley, R. Simpson (2 Killed in Action); W....

  • 42-97111

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Gt Falls 2/2/44; Dorval 20/2/44; Assigned RAF [HB-774]; 214 Sq BU-G RCM Sculthorpe, Oulton, Nfk; Struck Off Charge 11/3/47.

  • 44-8339

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Dorval 13/8/44; To RAF KJ106]; 214 Sq BU-G RCM, Oulton, Nfk.; Missing in Action bomber support mission 7/3/45; Struck Off Charge 8/3/45. ...

  • 42-7607 'The Spirit of 77'

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 705BS, 446BG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 803BS. Transferred to 36BS, conversion to Radio Counter Measures as R4-A. Salvaged 3rd Strategic Air Depot, having been declared unfit for flight. Rescued from the Flixton (Bungay) dump and RZI.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:02:17 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Barry Anderson, Army Air Forces Stations (Alabama, 1985) / Michael Bowyer, Action Stations 1: Wartime Military Airfields of East Anglia 1939-1945 (Cambridge, 1979)

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