Foulsham

Airfield
A crashed B-24 Liberator (DC-F, serial number 42-95464) of the 577th Bomb Squadron, 392nd Bomb Group near Foulsham, 14 February 1945. Handwritten caption on reverse: '392/577. 42-95464. :F. Foulsham, 14/2/45.'

Object Number - FRE 7993 - A crashed B-24 Liberator (DC-F, serial number 42-95464) of the 577th Bomb Squadron, 392nd Bomb Group near Foulsham, 14 February 1945. Handwritten...

Foulsham was built for the RAF in 1940-42, then used by RAF bombers and RAF special electronic warfare aircraft. An Eighth Air Force Radio Countermeasures detachment was based here in 1944-45 (it also used nearby RAF Oulton. The airfield was closed at the end of the Second World War but the site was retained by the Air Ministry and Ministry of Defence from 1945 to the 1980s. A United States Air Forces Europe special signals unit was briefly based here in the mid 1950s. The site has mostly been returned to agriculture and light industrial use.

Connections

See how this entry relates to other items in the archive by exploring the connections below.

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group 13th Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-726564
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 305th Bomb Group Can Do 364th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-861683
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Special Wireless Operator / H2X (Mickey) operator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group 13th Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-939046
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: P-38 Lightning
  • Unit: Base Air Depot 3 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy) 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group 801st Bomb Group 13th Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron 22nd Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron 36th Bomb Squadron 857th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: P-38 Lightning
  • Unit: Base Air Depot 3 801st Bomb Group 36th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: P-38 Lightning
  • Unit: Base Air Depot 3 801st Bomb Group 36th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: P-38 Lightning
  • Unit: Base Air Depot 3 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group 801st Bomb Group 13th Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron 36th Bomb Squadron

Revisions

Date27 Sep 2014 18:02:16
ContributorAAM
Sources

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

Foulsham: Gallery (1 items)