WW2 Airfields of Norfolk.

During the war, Norfolk was to become home to airmen from all over the world, while they flew with the R.A.F. and the U.S.A.A.F.

The US 8th Airforce in Norfolk was mainly from the 2nd, and the 3rd Air Divisions, with Liberator and Fortress bombers.(fighter Groups)

8th USAAF 2nd Air Division.(H) Norfolk Bomber Bases in WW2.

2ND BOMBARDMENT DIVISION
H.Q. KETTERINGHAM HALL NORFOLK.

2ND COMBOT WING.
389TH BOMB GROUP.C HETHEL NORFOLK. JUNE 1943. B.24. LIBERATOR
564TH BOMB SQUADRON. (YO).
565TH BOMB SQUADRON. (EE).
566TH BOMB SQUADRON. (RR).
567TH BOMB SQUADRON. (HP).
FIRST UK MISSION 7/9/43. LAST 25/4/45. TOTAL 321. MIA 116.
LIBYA JULY/AUG 1943. TUNISIA SEPT/OCT 1943. = 14 MISSIONS.
445TH BOMB GROUP.F TIBENHAM NORFOLK. NOV 1943. B.24.
700TH BOMB SQUADRON. (IS).
701ST BOMB SQUADRON. (MK).
702ND BOMB SQUADRON. (MV).
703RD BOMB SQUADRON. (RN).
FIRST MISSION.13/12/43. LAST 25/4/45. TOTAL 282. MIA. 108.
HIGHEST GROUP LOSS ON 1 MISSION 27/9/44= 30.
453RD BOMB GROUP. J OLD BUCKENHAM NORFOLK. DEC 1943. B.24.
732ND BOMB SQUADRON. (E3).
733RD BOMB SQUADRON. (F8).
734TH BOMB SQUADRON. (E8).
735TH BOMB SQUADRON. (H6).
FIRST MISSION 5/2/44. LAST.12/4/45. TOTAL 259 MIA.58.
14TH COMBAT WING.
44TH BOMB GROUP.A SHIPDHAM NORFOLK. OCT 1942. B.24.
66TH BOMB SQUADRON. (QK).
67TH BOMB SQUADRON. (NB).
68TH BOMB SQUADRON. (WQ).
506TH BOMB SQUADRON. (GJ).
FIRST MISSION 7/11/42. LAST 25/4/45. TOTAL.343. MIA.153.
LIBYA . JUNE/AUG 1943. TUNIS. SEPT/OCT. 1943. 18 MISSIONS..
FIRST B.24 GROUP IN ENGLAND.
SERVED IN ENGLAND LONGER THEN ANY OTHER GROUP
392ND BOMB GROUP.D WENDLING. NORFOLK. AUG.1943. B.24.
576TH BOMB SQUADRON. (CI)
577TH BOMB SQUADRON. (DC).
578TH BOMB SQUADRON. (EC).
579TH BOMB SQUADRON. (GC).
FIRST MISSION 9/9/43. LAST 25/4/45. TOTAL 285. MIA. 127.
492ND BOMB GROUP.U NORTH PICKENHAM. NORFOLK. APL 1944. B.24
856TH BOMB SQUADRON. (5Z).
857TH BOMB SQUADRON. (9H).
858TH BOMB SQUADRON. (9A).
859TH BOMB SQUADRON. (X4).
FIRST MISSION 11/5/44. LAST 7/8/44. TOTAL 64. MIA.64.
WITHDRAWN FROM COMBAT AUG 44. DISBANDED.

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