Bungay

Airfield
Aerial photograph of Bungay (Flixton) airfield, looking south, the technical site- with T2 hangar- and control tower are to the right, where the main airfield gate is also situated, 16 October 1945. Photograph taken by No. 541 Squadron, sortie number RAF/106G/UK/930. English Heritage (RAF Photography).

Object Number - RAF_106G_UK_930_RP_3154 - Aerial photograph of Bungay (Flixton) airfield, looking south, the technical site- with T2 hangar- and control tower are to the right, where the main...

From late November 1943, the three bases of Bungay, Seething and Hardwick were the stations of the 20th Combat Wing of the Eighth Air Force. The base had previously housed individual squadrons of the 310th Bomb Group (Twelfth Air Force) and of the 93rd Bomb Group (its other squadrons operating out of Hardwick) but the 446th was the first full group to be based there. They would stay beyond the end of war in Europe and the crews' commitment to the base came through in their nickname of 'Bungay Buckeroos'.

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People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 446th Bomb Group 482nd Bomb Group
  • Service Numbers: 94163310
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 446th Bomb Group 705th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 446th Bomb Group 705th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 16137576 / T-62684 / O-?
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 446th Bomb Group 706th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 34637444
  • Highest Rank: Corporal
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 446th Bomb Group 705th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator

Aircraft

Ground crew of the 93rd Bomb Group prepare to load bombs into a B-24 Liberator (serial number 41-23737) nicknamed "Eager Beaver" at Alconbury. Image stamped on reverse: 'Passed for publication 30 Oct 1942' [stamp].' 229840' [Censor no]. Printed caption on reverse: .'FIRST PICTURES OF THE "LIBERATOR" IN ACTION Oct 1942. First photograph of the giant "Liberator" American bomber to be taken at a US Army Air Corps Station in England. Already famous as being the craft in which Mr Churchill flew to Russia and t
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Eager Beaver Fearless Freddie
  • Unit: 389th Bomb Group 446th Bomb Group 93rd Bomb Group Base Air Depot 2 328th Bomb Squadron 564th Bomb Squadron 704th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Unit: 446th Bomb Group 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy) 705th Bomb Squadron 857th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Connie
  • Unit: 446th Bomb Group 707th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: - Lady Luck
  • Unit: 446th Bomb Group 704th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Dry Run
  • Unit: 446th Bomb Group 706th Bomb Squadron

Revisions

Date27 Sep 2014 18:02:16
ContributorAAM
Sources

Barry Anderson, Army Air Forces Stations (Alabama, 1985) / Roger Freeman, Airfields of the Eighth Then And Now (London, 1978)

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