Boreham

Airfield
Aerial photograph of Boreham airfield, looking east, there is a T2 hangar in the centre right of the image, 4 July 1949. Photograph taken by No. 50 Squadron, sortie number RAF/58/281. English Heritage (RAF Photography).

Object Number - RAF_58_281_V_5077 - Aerial photograph of Boreham airfield, looking east, there is a T2 hangar in the centre right of the image, 4 July 1949. Photograph taken by No. 50...

Built in 1943-1944, it was used by B-26 Marauder bombers of the Ninth Air Force's 394th Bomb Group in 1944. The 315th Troop Carrier Group were temporary lodgers at the airfield in 1945, shortly before it closed.

Used as a motor racing circuit in the 1940s and 1950s, the airfield has also been home to the Essex Air Ambulance and currently hosts one of the National Police Air Service's EC-135 helicopters, its crews using the original control tower as their offices.

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People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 394th Bomb Group 586th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 38508671
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio / Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 394th Bomb Group 586th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 06945500
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Toggelier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 394th Bomb Group 586th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 15126247 / O-714595
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 394th Bomb Group 586th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 12208834
  • Highest Rank: Corporal
  • Role/Job: Radio / Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 394th Bomb Group 586th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-719537
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-26 Marauder
  • Unit: 394th Bomb Group 587th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-26 Marauder
  • Unit: 394th Bomb Group 586th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-26 Marauder
  • Unit: 394th Bomb Group 586th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-26 Marauder
  • Unit: 394th Bomb Group 586th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-26 Marauder
  • Nicknames: Homesick Angel
  • Unit: 394th Bomb Group 586th Bomb Squadron

Revisions

Date8 Mar 2017 16:44:52
ContributorSavvyGA
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Paragraph break added

Date8 Mar 2017 16:43:48
ContributorSavvyGA
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Added aircraft type.

Date8 Mar 2017 16:42:05
ContributorSavvyGA
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Added police helicopter use.

Date27 Sep 2014 18:02:16
ContributorAAM
Sources

Barry Anderson, Army Air Forces Stations (Alabama, 1985) / Roger Freeman, Airfields of the Ninth Then and Now (London, 1994)

Roger Freeman, Mighty Eighth War Manual (London, 2001)

Michael Bowyer, Action Stations 1: Wartime Military Airfields of East Anglia 1939-1945 (Cambridge, 1979)

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