RAF Attlebridge (USAAF Station 120) :: Shared Description

The Attlebridge aerodrome, named after the nearest railway station, was initially built for the use by No. 2 Group RAF (light bombers). It was completed in August 1942 and used by No. 88 Squadron RAF from August 1941 to September 1942. On 30 September 1942, Attlebridge was assigned to the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) Eighth Air Force's 2nd Bomb Wing and given the USAAF designation of Station 120.

From March 1944, the airfield was used by the 466th Bombardment Group (Heavy) which flew its last mission in April 1945. After the war, the airfield was placed under care and maintenance before being closed in 1950. It was sold during 1959-62 and the runways have since been used for extensive poultry rearing operations.

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TG0913 : Overgrown concrete track on Site 8 by Evelyn Simak
TG1014 : The southern perimeter track at Attlebridge airfield by Evelyn Simak
TG1113 : Remains of old RAF building by Evelyn Simak
TG0915 : Earth bank at the end of the runway by Evelyn Simak
TG1014 : Old poultry shed by Evelyn Simak
TG0814 : Farm buildings off Stone Road by JThomas
TG1014 : Attlebridge Battle headquarters by Evelyn Simak
TG0715 : Fields south of Stone Road by Evelyn Simak
TG1014 : Transformer beside the former runway 14/32 by Evelyn Simak
TG0915 : Derelict WW2 hut by Evelyn Simak
TG1014 : Old RAF buildings on Attlebridge airfield by Evelyn Simak
TG0915 : Shed at Woodforde Farm by Evelyn Simak
TG0913 : Concreted road into Site 5 by Evelyn Simak
TG0914 : 466th Bomb Group memorial by Evelyn Simak
TG0915 : A profusion of poppies by Evelyn Simak
TG0913 : Site 5 - the former Sick quarters by Evelyn Simak
TG1014 : The Watch office at RAF Attlebridge (USAAF Station 120) by Evelyn Simak
TG0914 : WW2 Nissen hut by Evelyn Simak
TG1013 : Gated track north of The Broadway by Evelyn Simak
TG0915 : Overgrown gated entrance by Evelyn Simak
TG0715 : Long bend in Stone Road by Evelyn Simak
TG0913 : No Entry by Evelyn Simak
TG1013 : USAAF camp site near Weston Green by Evelyn Simak
TG1014 : Gated entrance off Honingham Lane by Evelyn Simak
TG0914 : Ex-RAF buildings at Attlebridge airfield by Evelyn Simak

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Created: Fri, 13 Jun 2014, Updated: Wed, 18 Jun 2014

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