Seething Airfield :: Shared Description

Built by John Laing & Sons in 1942/43 to the standard Class A requirement for heavy bombers, Seething airfield was initially known as RAF 258 Seething. After the arrival of the United States Army Air Forces Eighth Air Force 448th Bombardment Group (Heavy) it became USAAF Station 146.

After the last Americans had left in June/July 1945, the airfield was used for storing bombs and munitions. In 1947, part of the buildings on the Hospital site were converted into temporary dwellings and most of the land was returned to agriculture. The eastern section, including part of the main runway, is currently Seething Airfield, home to the Waveney Flying Group. The former Control tower has since been restored and now houses a memorial museum. The Seething Control Tower Museum is open on the first Sunday of the month from May to October. LinkExternal link.

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TM3195 : The Red Sparrows by Evelyn Simak
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TM3294 : Derelict water tower by Evelyn Simak
TM3195 : Remains of the Floodlight Tractor and Trailer Shed by Evelyn Simak
TM3295 : C-47 Dakota by Evelyn Simak
TM3294 : Concrete hardstanding by Evelyn Simak
TM3294 : Derelict building in woodland beside Toad Lane by Evelyn Simak
TM3294 : Cracking up by Evelyn Simak
TM3195 : The old Technical site by Evelyn Simak
TM3195 : A hangar once used to stand here by Evelyn Simak
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TM3295 : Spectators at the Seething Charity Air Day by Evelyn Simak
TM3195 : Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress "Sally B" by Evelyn Simak
TM3195 : Entrance into a blast shelter by Evelyn Simak
TM3195 : Air Ambulance at Seething by Evelyn Simak
TM3196 : Aircraft once used to be stored here by Evelyn Simak
TM3295 : Electricity sub-station by Evelyn Simak
TM3295 : Warning sign at Seething Airfield by Evelyn Simak
TM3196 : Fields at Upgate by Evelyn Simak
TM3196 : The fuel storage area by Ashley Dace
TM3195 : Pyrotechnic store by Evelyn Simak
TM3095 : Farm buildings beside Harvey's Lane by Evelyn Simak
TM3294 : A field of wheat by Evelyn Simak
TM3295 : Fire engines at Seething airfield by Evelyn Simak

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Created: Tue, 2 Feb 2010, Updated: Sat, 28 Jun 2014

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