Mendlesham

Airfield
B-17 Flying Fortresses of the 34th Bomb Group at Mendelsham. Image via Mark Brown, AFA. Written on slide casing: 'Mendelsham Red Sqdn, 18 BS 5/45.'

Object Number - FRE 5462 - B-17 Flying Fortresses of the 34th Bomb Group at Mendelsham. Image via Mark Brown, AFA. Written on slide casing: 'Mendelsham Red Sqdn, 18 BS 5/45.'

Built in 1942-1943, Mendlesham's first flying unit was the RAF's No. 310 Squadron - a Czechoslovakian unit. The airfield then became home to the USAAF 34th Bomb Group. This unit flew missions from Mendlesham in B-24s and B-17s.

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People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 34th Bomb Group 7th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 15067512
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Crew chief
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 34th Bomb Group 18th Bomb Squadron 391st Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 32639092
  • Highest Rank: Corporal
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 34th Bomb Group 18th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 34th Bomb Group 391st Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 19062655
  • Highest Rank: Master Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Crew chief
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Unit: 34th Bomb Group 391st Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 17061667
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade)
  • Role/Job: Engineer / Top Turret Gunner

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Mission Belle
  • Unit: 344th Bomb Group 94th Bomb Group 331st Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Unit: 34th Bomb Group 4th Bomb Squadron

Revisions

Date19 Sep 2020 02:50:04
Sources

American Air Museum in Britain: www.americanairmuseum.com

Date4 Jan 2017 14:45:57
ContributorLucy May
Sources

Added associations to photos where Medlesham was spelt 'Mendelsham'.

Date12 May 2016 22:01:04
ContributorScott 34th7th
Sources

Wikipedia contributors, "RAF Mendlesham," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=RAF_Mendlesham&oldid=6799007… (accessed May 12, 2016).

Date30 Mar 2016 16:51:20
ContributorLucy May
Sources

Added aircraft based at Mendlesham.

Date27 Sep 2014 18:02:17
ContributorAAM
Sources

Barry Anderson, Army Air Forces Stations (Alabama, 1985) / http://mendleshamairfieldassociation.wordpress.com/history/

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