RAF Shipdham (USAAF Station 115) :: Shared Description

Constructed in 1941/42, Shipdham airfield was the first US heavy bomber base in Norfolk and from September 1942 to June 1945 it was also the location of the headquarters of the 14th Combat Bombardment Wing, 2nd Air Division, VIII Bomber Command (later the Eighth Air Force).

The first unit to use the airfield was the 319th Bombardment Group (Medium), followed in October 1942 by the 44th BG (Heavy).

Between 1946 and 1947, the airfield was used as a transit centre for German POWs en route from the United States for repatriation to Germany. By 1963 all of the airfield had been sold and in the summer of 1970 part of it was re-opened to private flying. An industrial estate occupies the south-eastern part.

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TF9905 : Headquarters site at RAF Shipdham - mural by Evelyn Simak
TF9905 : Disused RAF building by Evelyn Simak
TF9905 : Headquarters site at RAF Shipdham by Evelyn Simak
TF9905 : Headquarters site at RAF Shipdham by Evelyn Simak
TF9807 : Shipdham Flying Club and airfield museum by Evelyn Simak
TF9905 : Headquarters site at RAF Shipdham - mural by Evelyn Simak
TF9907 : View across the control tower upper deck by Evelyn Simak
TF9907 : On the first floor of the control tower by Evelyn Simak
TF9907 : Peeling paint in the control tower by Evelyn Simak
TF9907 : The control tower at RAF Shipdham by Evelyn Simak
TF9905 : Headquarters site at RAF Shipdham by Evelyn Simak
TF9807 : Hangar at the Shipdham Flying Club by Evelyn Simak
TF9905 : Cattle grazing on the  former Communal site A of RAF Shipdham by Evelyn Simak
TF9907 : Steps leading up the control tower by Evelyn Simak
TF9905 : The former Communal site A of RAF Shipdham by Evelyn Simak
TF9907 : The control tower at RAF Shipdham by Evelyn Simak
TF9807 : The SE/NW runway at RAF Shipdham by Evelyn Simak
TF9907 : RAF hangars on Shipdham industrial estate by Evelyn Simak
TF9905 : Headquarters site at RAF Shipdham - mural by Evelyn Simak
TF9906 : Headquarters site at RAF Shipdham by Evelyn Simak
TF9905 : Headquarters site at RAF Shipdham - mural by Evelyn Simak
TF9905 : Headquarters site at RAF Shipdham - mural by Evelyn Simak
TF9905 : Flooded WW2 air raid shelter by Evelyn Simak
TF9907 : The control tower at RAF Shipdham - interior by Evelyn Simak
TF9807 : View across runway 15/33 towards the Aero Club by Evelyn Simak

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Created: Fri, 20 Jun 2014, Updated: Mon, 23 Jun 2014

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