RAF Hethel (USAAF Station 114) :: Shared Description

RAF Hethel was one of the first in Norfolk of the bomber stations built for the use by USAAF as a bomb squadron base. It was designated Station 114. Completed in 1942, the base was used by the 320th Bombardment Group and later by the 310th and 389th Bombardment Groups. The Station headquarters was based at the nearby Ketteringham Hall which from 1943 to 1945 also became the headquarters of the 2nd Air Division of the USAAF's 8th Air Force.

After the war, the airfield was handed over to RAF Fighter Command. It became a Personnel Transit Centre before being taken over by the RAF Technical Training Command until 1948, when the base was closed. The Air Ministry sold the airfield in 1964. Most of the buildings have since been demolished. The land is currently occupied by the Lotus Car Company, by an industrial estate and a chicken farm.

One of the aerodrome's defence sites has survived on the northern edge of the flying field.

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TG1700 : The W/T site on RAF Hethel by Evelyn Simak
TG1700 : The W/T site on RAF Hethel - generator house by Evelyn Simak
TG1600 : Ivy-clad building (interior) by Evelyn Simak
TG1600 : RAF Hethel Memorial Museum - the new Nissen hut by Evelyn Simak
TG1700 : RAF / USAAF Hethel airfield memorial by Adrian S Pye
TG1501 : RAF Hethel defence post by Evelyn Simak
TG1500 : The fuel compound by Evelyn Simak
TG1600 : Stacks of wood by Evelyn Simak
TG1600 : The 389th BG Memorial Museum by Evelyn Simak
TG1600 : WW2 air raid shelter (escape hatch) by Evelyn Simak
TG1500 : Hangars at the former RAF Hethel by Evelyn Simak
TG1500 : Car painting workshop in Potash Lane by Evelyn Simak
TG1600 : M&E plinth in Hethel Wood (detail) by Evelyn Simak
TG1600 : Remains of an air raid shelter at RAF Hethel by Evelyn Simak
TG1600 : Blast shelter on Site 3, RAF Hethel by Evelyn Simak
TG1600 : A brick-built blast shelter by Evelyn Simak
TG1600 : Dilapidated building at RAF Hethel by Evelyn Simak
TG1600 : Concrete hut base on Site 3, RAF Hethel by Evelyn Simak
TG1600 : M&E plinth in Hethel Wood by Evelyn Simak
TG1500 : The footpath to Hethel church by Evelyn Simak
TG1600 : Old concreted road by Evelyn Simak
TG1500 : Unidentified brick structure by Evelyn Simak
TG1600 : WW2 building by Evelyn Simak
TG1500 : View towards Hethel Wood by Evelyn Simak
TG1600 : WW2 remains on Site 6 by Evelyn Simak

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Created: Fri, 30 May 2014, Updated: Thu, 4 Feb 2016

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