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Walcot Hall

Military site : non-airfield

Bought by the Dearden family in 1891, during the Second World War the Hall was used as an RAF operations room remote from conjoined RAF Wittering and RAF Collyweston. From December 1943 the 67th Fighter Wing took over, using the Hall as a command and control centre for their designated fighter units; this included planning and facilitating escort for B-17 operations over Germany.

Reverting to the Dearden's after the war until 1963 when it was bought by the Dennis family and the land used for commercial agriculture.

Detailed history

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English Heritage's record description

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Service

Units

People

  • Jacob Carwile

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 356th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 361FS, 356FG, 8AF USAAF, October-1944-December 1944. Transferred HQ Sqn, 67FW 8AF USAAF. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Shannon Christian

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Fighter pilot | 353rd Fighter Group
    Assigned to 351FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to HQ, 67FW, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 351FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Ended Tour of Duty (ETD). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • George Contos

    Military | Flight Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 352nd Fighter Group
    Assigned to 486FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to HQ Sqn, 67FW, 8AF USAAF. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Maurice Cristadoro

    Military | Brigadier General | Fighter pilot | 20th Fighter Group
    Assigned to HQ Sqn, 356FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to HQ Sqn, 67FW, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to HQ Sqn, 20FG, 8AF USAAF. Re-assigned to 55FS, 20FG, 8AF USAAF. 33 x missions. Credited 1 x kill [Fw190]. Discharged USAAF. ...

  • Wilbur Seller

    Military | Major | Bomber / Fighter pilot | 359th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 401BS, 91BG, 8AF USAAF. Ended Tour of Duty (ETD). Transferred to HQ Sqn, 67FW, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 368FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. ...

  • Avelin Tacon

    Military | Colonel | Headquarters, Pilot | 359th Fighter Group
    Jan. 1943-Nov. 1944, to 67th Fighter Wing

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:02:18 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 (February1967, Revised October 1980).
http://www.raf.mod.uk/rafwittering/rafcms/mediafiles/3A91A8D7_1143_EC82_...
Roger Freeman, The Mighty Eighth War Manual (London, 1991)

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