RAF Eye (USAAF Station 134) :: Shared Description

The aerodrome at Eye was one of the last wartime airfields to be built in Suffolk. It was opened on 1 May 1944 and used by the 490th Bombardment Group of the US Army Air Forces. The group formed part of the 8th Air Force's 3rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) and had the lowest loss rate of all the 8th USAAF bombardment groups.

In November 1945 the aerodrome was transferred to RAF Bomber Command and finally sold off by the Air Ministry during 1962/63. Over the years parts of the airfield including the former Technical site were developed into an industrial area. A handful of the original buildings have survived on the Technical site. The remaining land is once again mainly in agricultural use.

by Evelyn Simak
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TM1376 : Farm hardstanding, Brome by Evelyn Simak
TM1374 : Rubble stored on the NW/SE runway by Evelyn Simak
TM1475 : Concreted farm hardstanding by Evelyn Simak
TM1475 : Romney hut beside farm track by Evelyn Simak
TM1475 : Old concreted track by Evelyn Simak
TM1375 : Electricity sub-station on the Brome Industrial Estate by Evelyn Simak
TM1274 : View along the main runway (03/21) at Eye airfield by Evelyn Simak
TM1274 : The four wind turbines at Eye by Evelyn Simak
TM1275 : A spectacle aircraft dispersal by Evelyn Simak
TM1374 : Fuzing Point Shed by Evelyn Simak
TM1376 : A farm hardstanding by Evelyn Simak
TM1475 : Farm track to Nick's Lane by Evelyn Simak
TM1275 : A spectacle aircraft dispersal by Evelyn Simak
TM1576 : 490th Bomb Group (USAAF) memorial plaque by Evelyn Simak
TM1374 : Old concreted track by Evelyn Simak
TM1374 : View along the SW/NE runway by Evelyn Simak
TM1375 : Gas clothing & respirator building by Evelyn Simak
TM1475 : Manhole cover by Evelyn Simak
TM1476 : Building on Site 1 by Evelyn Simak
TM1375 : Static water tank on the Brome Industrial Estate by Evelyn Simak
TM1374 : Fuzing Point Shed by Evelyn Simak
TM1374 : Barley crop field north of Castleton Way by Evelyn Simak
TM1476 : Concreted track by Church Farm by Evelyn Simak
TM1374 : Muck stored on the southern perimeter track of RAF Eye by Evelyn Simak
TM1375 : Old runway light fitting by Evelyn Simak

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Created: Wed, 3 Jun 2015, Updated: Sun, 26 Jun 2016

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