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29/11/1944 (© 339th Fighter Group, USAAF)
RAF Fowlmere - Battle of Britain airfield
Airfield Today:
Agriculture, aviation
Tower Type:
1. 1918 - 1922 Air traffic control building not known
2. Fighter Satellite Station Watch Office 17658/40 (similar to Condover)
2. Watch Office for all commands 343/43 with medium front windows, rooftop Seco control room 5966/43
Tower:
1. Demolished - anyone have a photograph or details?
2. Demolished - anyone have a photograph?
2. Demolished
Other Buildings:
Very few
History:
1918 to 1922, Used by RAF and US Aero Sqns until closure, buildings demolished 1923.
1940 to 08/41, Used as a grass satellite to Duxford by 19 Sqn Spitfires.
Also used by 310 (Czech), 133 (Eagle), 154, 111, 655, 411 (Canadian) and 2 Sqns until 03/43.
Fowlmere airfield was then rebuilt and extended.
05/04/44 to 10/45, 503rd, 504th and 505th Fighter Squadrons of the 339th Fighter Group with P-51 Mustangs. Flew 264 missions losing 97 Mustangs, claimed 239 enemy aircraft air to air kills and 440 on the ground.
15/10/44 to 01/46, 11 Group Fighter Command, airfield then sold off in 1957.
RAF Fowlmere
Fighter Satellite Station Watch Office 17658/40 (© Robert Truman)
1944 (© 339th FG, USAAF, Don Kreuger via Peter Randall)
USAAF marked Vultee Vengeance A-35 Target Tug 1944 (© Don Kreuger via Peter Randall)
RAF Fowlmere - 339th Fighter Group -
Airfield:
Operational Fighter
Opened:
1918 - 1922
Reopened:
1940 - 1945
ID Code:
FW
USAAF Station:
378
Runways:
Grass then 2x - PSP
Hangars:
WW1, 6x - Belfast Truss, WW2, 1x - T2, 7x - Blister
County:
Cambridgeshire
Location:
6 miles SW of Cambridge
OS Ref:
TL415446
Links:
©:
Photographs and artwork copyright © as stated
RAF Fowlmere - Battle of Britain airfield
1944 (© 339th FG, USAAF, Don Kreuger via Peter Randall)
RAF Fowlmere - 339th FG -
1998 This was all I found on a visit to Fowlmere, peri track, ruins and two original buildings
RAF Fowlmere airfield - 339th Fighter Group -
RAF Fowlmere, 339th FG, airfield + control tower 339th FG = www.controltowers.co.uk © robert truman 2003 - Fowlmere -