RAF Halesworth (USAAF Station 365) :: Shared Description

The airfield is occasionally also referred to as Holton airfield. Built in 1942/43 as a Class A bomber base, the main runway was 1,8 kilometres (6000 feet) long and the dispersed camps accommodated about 3000 personnel. The first unit to be based here was the 56th Fighter Group (FG) which arrived from RAF Horsham St Faith (now Norwich International Airport) in July 1943. The 489th Bombardment Group (Heavy) took over later, and in January 1945 the 5th Emergency Rescue Squadron moved in.

The airfield was closed for flying in February 1946 and in 1963 it was purchased by Bernard Matthews Farms Ltd. More recently the runways were broken up for aggregate and a large solar farm now occupies much of the former airfield. See also: Link
by Evelyn Simak
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TM3979 : Runway remains by Evelyn Simak
TM4078 : The southern end of the N/S runway at RAF Halesworth by Evelyn Simak
TM4078 : The M/E plinth by Evelyn Simak
TM4078 : Blast shelter on Site 3 by Evelyn Simak
TM4078 : Nissen hut on the Combat mess site by Evelyn Simak
TM3979 : Wheat crop field beside the old perimeter road by Evelyn Simak
TM4078 : GIs' mess halls on Site 3 by Evelyn Simak
TM3979 : To be crushed for aggregate by Evelyn Simak
TM4078 : USAAF Memorials by RAF Halesworth Museum by Evelyn Simak
TM3979 : Solar panels on Halesworth airfield by Evelyn Simak
TM4078 : Overgrown ex-RAF building by Halesworth airfield by Evelyn Simak
TM4078 : Old RAF building by Halesworth airfield by Evelyn Simak
TM4077 : Footpath to the B1124 (Beccles Road) by Evelyn Simak
TM4078 : Air raid shelter on Site 3 by Evelyn Simak
TM4079 : Gate into turkey processing factory, Halesworth by Evelyn Simak
TM4078 : Seat by hay meadow by Evelyn Simak
TM4078 : The Operations block by Evelyn Simak
TM4078 : Ex-RAF building by Halesworth airfield by Evelyn Simak
TM3979 : Heaps of rubble and large concrete segments by Evelyn Simak
TM4079 : Bridleway Past Upper Holton by Evelyn Simak
TM4078 : Restored RAF Nissen huts by Evelyn Simak
TM4078 : The old picket post by Evelyn Simak
TM4077 : Air raid shelter on Site 10 - interior view by Evelyn Simak
TM4078 : The standby generator set house by Evelyn Simak
TM4079 : Cracked concrete on bridleway past Upper Holton by Evelyn Simak

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Created: Tue, 1 Jul 2014, Updated: Thu, 14 Aug 2014

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