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1993 (© Mark Stanley)
RAF Rackheath airfield
Airfield Today:
Agriculture, industrial estate - the site around the control tower is currently being redeveloped and the control tower is being renovated for use as offices
Tower Type:
Watch Office for All Commands 12779/41 with medium front windows to 343/43
Tower:
Was used to store car spares from a scrapyard, slowly becoming derelict until rebuilt 2006/07 - more information here
Other Buildings:
Not known
History:
11/03/1944 to 05/07/1945, 788th, 789th, 790th and 791st Bombardment Squadrons of the 467th Bombardment Group (Heavy) 'The Rackheath Aggies' with B-24 Liberators. Flew 212 missions losing 46 B-24 Liberators, had the best bombing accuracy record of the 8th USAAF. Group Commander Colonel Albert J. Shower was the only CO to continuously command one 8th AAF unit from leaving the USA to its return in 1945.
RAF Rackheath airfield - 467th Bomb Group -
2002 (© CJ van Daatsellar)






1993
(© Mark Stanley)
RAF Rackheath airfield - 467th Bomb Group -
Airfield:
Operational bomber
Opened:
/1943
Closed:
/1945
ID Code:
RK
USAAF Station:
145
Runways:
3x - concrete
Hangars:
2x - T2
County:
Norfolk
Location:
5 miles NE of Norwich
OS Ref:
TG285145
Links:
2006-07 restoration information here
©:
Photographs © as stated
RAF Rackheath - 467th Bomb Group -
2002 (© Rob Pritchard)
2004 (© Kevin Howard)
RAF Rackheath airfield - 467th Bomb Group -
2005 (© Jason Winter)
RAF Rackheath airfield - 467th Bomb Group -
more information 2006 (© Eastern Daily Press 10/11/06 via Andrew Nix)
2009 (© Jason Winter)
2011 (© John Allan)
RAF Rackheath airfield
2020 (© Rick Garside)
2020 (© Rick Garside)
2020 (© Rick Garside)
RAF Rackheath airfield control tower
RAF Rackheath airfield + control tower 467 BG = www.controltowers.co.uk © robert truman 2004 - Rackheath -
- updated 07/08/2021 -