Seething Airfield :: Shared Description

Built by John Laing & Sons in 1942/43 to the standard Class A requirement for heavy bombers, Seething airfield was initially known as RAF 258 Seething. After the arrival of the United States Army Air Forces Eighth Air Force 448th Bombardment Group (Heavy) it became USAAF Station 146.

After the last Americans had left in June/July 1945, the airfield was used for storing bombs and munitions. In 1947, part of the buildings on the Hospital site were converted into temporary dwellings and most of the land was returned to agriculture. The eastern section, including part of the main runway, is currently Seething Airfield, home to the Waveney Flying Group. The former Control tower has since been restored and now houses a memorial museum. The Seething Control Tower Museum is open on the first Sunday of the month from May to October. LinkExternal link.

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TM3195 : Spitfire lands at Seething by Ashley Dace
TM3095 : Buildings once stood here by Evelyn Simak
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TM3195 : Seething Control Tower by Ashley Dace
TM3195 : Toad Lane past Seething Airfield control tower by Evelyn Simak
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TM3195 : The control tower (now museum) at Seething Airfield by Evelyn Simak
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TM3195 : Looking onto the old airfield by Ashley Dace
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Created: Tue, 2 Feb 2010, Updated: Sat, 28 Jun 2014

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