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Brenzett

Military site : airfield

Intersecting Sommerfeld track (steel mesh) runways were build (1943) on Romney Marsh and as RAF Brenzett, was to be used as an Advanced Landing Ground, for an allied assault on mainland Europe. In 1944 it was allocated to the Americans who used it to train ground troops.
Decommissioned by December 1945 and returned to agricultural use the site is now overlooked by the Brenzett Aeronautical Museum which is housed in the building which was a former Womens' Land Army hostel.

Detailed history

The Advanced Landing Ground at Brenzett was one of the 24 built in Southern England in anticipation of the invasion of Europe. In the event, it was not needed in the 1944 build-up to D Day. Mustangs of No.133 (Polish) Wing, RAF used Brenzett from mid July to mid October 1944 but their mission was to boost the anti-V1 effort. With that task successfully completed, there was no further need for Brenzett and it was decommissioned.

English Heritage's record description

Not yet known

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
19 May 2015 21:08:30 MikeO Changes to history
Sources

Location was an airfield.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:02:16 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Barry Anderson, Army Air Forces Stations (Alabama, 1985) / http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=1388863&sort=4&search=all&cr...

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