RAF Bungay (USAAF Station 125) :: Shared Description

Bungay airfield was constructed by Kirk & Kirk Ltd in 1942, with a main runway of 1.8 kilometres in length and two intersecting shorter secondary runways. The technical, administrative and domestic buildings were located around the edge of the airfield, mainly in the west, in order to lessen the impact of enemy attacks.

The airfield was used by the Twelfth Air Force 428th Bombardment Squadron, 310th Bombardment Group (Medium); followed by the 329th Bombardment Squadron, 93d Bombardment Group (Heavy) and later by four squadrons of the Eighth Air Force 446th Bombardment Group (Heavy).

After the war it was handed over to the Royal Navy, and later came under civilian use before the runways and tracks were broken up for aggregate in the 1980s.

One of the eight Communal sites (Site 4) has survived in the grounds of Grange Farm complete and in good condition and whereas some of the Headquarters buildings on Site 2 have long since been dismantled, at least some others are still in place.

Please note that all these buildings are situated on private land and can be accessed only by the owner's permission. My grateful thanks go to Mr L.A. Hinsley for allowing access onto his land at the Grange, and to Mr A.R. Hinsley for giving permission to photograph the Admin site buildings on his farm.

Information about the airfield, complemented by exhibits, can be found at the Norfolk & Suffolk Aviation Museum which is only a short distance away from the airfield.

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by Evelyn Simak
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TM3185 : RAF Bungay (USAAF Station 125) - Site 6 by Evelyn Simak
TM3086 : RAF Bungay (USAAF Station 125) - Site 3 by Evelyn Simak
TM3185 : RAF Bungay (USAAF Station 125) - Aero Club building by Evelyn Simak
TM3185 : RAF Bungay (USAAF Station 125) - Aero Club mural (2) by Evelyn Simak
TM3185 : RAF Bungay (USAAF Station 125) - shower block by Evelyn Simak
TM3185 : RAF Bungay (USAAF Station 125) - entrance to Stores by Evelyn Simak
TM3286 : Track onto the former Flixton airfield by Evelyn Simak
TM3185 : RAF Bungay (USAAF Station 125) - Aero Club building by Evelyn Simak
TM3185 : RAF Bungay (USAAF Station 125) - shower block by Evelyn Simak
TM3186 : RAF Bungay (USAAF Station 125) - Sick quarters by Evelyn Simak
TM3185 : RAF Bungay (USAAF Station 125) - cookhouse by Evelyn Simak
TM3186 : USAF Memorial by Geographer
TM3086 : RAF Bungay (USAAF Station 125) - Site 3 by Evelyn Simak
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TM3185 : RAF Bungay (USAAF Station 125) - the PX by Evelyn Simak
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TM3186 : RAF Bungay (USAAF Station 125) - Memorial stone by Evelyn Simak
TM3287 : RAF Bungay (USAAF Station 125) - Defence site by Evelyn Simak
TM3185 : RAF Bungay (USAAF Station 125) - Site 6 by Evelyn Simak
TM3185 : RAF Bungay (USAAF Station 125) - shower block by Evelyn Simak
TM3185 : RAF Bungay (USAAF Station 125) - Aero Club mural (4) by Evelyn Simak
TM3185 : RAF Bungay (USAAF Station 125) - Aero Club building by Evelyn Simak
TM3187 : 446th Bomb Group (H) memorial by Evelyn Simak
TM3387 : Fields by Uplandhall Farm by Evelyn Simak

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