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18/05/1943 (© USAAF, via Simon Dunham)
RAF Matching Green airfield
Airfield Today:
Agriculture
Control
Tower Type:
Watch Office for All Commands 12779/41, front windows reduced to small size 15371/41
Tower:
Radar test station, extra door has been added and many windows bricked up
Other Buildings:
Few
History:
26/01/44 to 19/09/44, 572nd, 573rd, 574th & 575th Bomb Sqns of the 391st Bombardment Group with B-26 Marauders.
First mission flown 15/02/44, 20 Marauders were lost in action from this Station before the unit moved to France.
IX Troop Carrier Command C-47s here briefly in late 1944.
Late 1944 to 15/10/45 transferred to 38 Group and the Operational & Refresher Training Unit moved here with Stirlings then Halifaxes.
04/45 to 10/45 No 1677 Target Towing Flight with Martinets.
RAF Matching Green airfield - 391st Bomb Group -
Read some memories from a former Matching pilot Here
2000 (© Denis Sharp)
RAF Matching Green airfield - 391st Bomb Group -
Airfield:
Operational Bomber
Opened:
12/1943
Closed:
10/1945
ID Code:
MC
USAAF Station:
166
Runways:
3x - concrete, wood chips
Hangars:
2x - T2
County:
Essex
Location:
5 miles E of Harlow
OS Ref:
TL550120
Links:
For more photos and history visit Denis Sharp's website: http://merlinsroared.tripod.com
©:
All pictures © copyright as stated
RAF Matching Green airfield
The 'Flak Arms' and 391st Bomb Group memorial 2000 (© Denis Sharp)
RAF Matching airfield - 391st Bomb Group -
Matching airfield + control tower = www.controltowers.co.uk © robert truman 2002 - Matching - 391st Bomb Group -