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Roy Colchester


Roy was a young child when the Americans built their airfield at Mendlesham. When he wasn't at school he kept a record of the aircraft landing at Mendlesham. This is detailed and colourful! There are only 3 pages scanned in at the moment and these all are linked to the 493rd Bomb Group (H).


Associated Place

  • Mendlesham

    Military site : airfield
    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.

  • 493rd Bomb Group Museum

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Date Contributor Update
17 August 2015 16:53:01 Created entry with surname, firstname, nationality, biography, place associations and media associations

First Hand account from Roy Colchester.