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RAF Rougham

   Rougham Airfield, Station 468 is situated about two miles east of Bury St Edmunds, and was home to the USAAF 322nd and 94th Bomb Groups during the Second World War.

The airfield was constructed in 1941/42 and opened as a USAAF Station 468. The first occupants were the 47th Bomb Group flying A-20 Havocs, in December 1942 the 322nd Bomb Group arrived, flying B-26 Marauders. In June 1943 the 94th Bomb Group moved from Earls Colne in Essex and the 322nd exchanged places, as the runways at Earls Colne were not suitable for the large B-17s The 94th flew more than 300 missions from Rougham receiving two Presidential Citations. The 94th was one of the last units to leave England in December 1945, having carried out missions to drop leaflets and assist in the movement of displaced persons. The site was handed over to the Royal Air Force.

Today many of the buildings remain, for a time the Control Tower used as a house. Recently the Rougham Tower Association have begun restoration of the Tower to its original condition.


29th Oct 1941 Aircraft Lost

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Those known to have served at

RAF Rougham

during the Second World War 1939-1945.

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S/Sgt. Racine Black 94th Bomber Group

I just read the story on this website of the crash landing of the B-17 called Little Sir Echo in England. My uncle was Racine Black the waist gunner. My aunt Wanda Shults was married to him and she is still living in Okemah, Oklahoma. I would love to get more history on my uncle and his crew of Little Sir Echo.

M. Shults

Lt. William S. Winneshiek 333rd Bomb Squadron

My father, William S. Winneshiek, was stationed at Rougham during WWII. He was a B-17 pilot and his planes were Double Trouble and Bouncin' Bitch. He was flew with 8th Air Force, 3rd Air Division, 4th Combat Wing, 94th Bomb Group, Squadron 333.

We had a skeleton in the closet. After my father's death, my mother revealed to myself and my siblings that my father had an affair with a lady in Rougham. My oldest sister thinks her name was Michelin. My sisters and I are curious if there are any Winneshiek's over there? Of course their last name would not be Winneshiek, but we are wondering if we have a brother or sister from their relationship.

I am in process of writing a book on my father and his military ventures during WWII. The book will include information on my father's American Indian heritage, which he was ashamed of, as many Indians were from that era. My father and my siblings are enrolled members of the Ho-Chunk Nation. I want to "spice up" the story to include his affair with "Michelin." As I said, my oldest sister thinks this was her name and she is unsure of the spelling.

I have photograph of him from 1942. With the photo we're hoping someone with recognize him. In the photo, he is standing, far left. There's black mark above his head. Any other information you have on my father would be greatly appreciated.

Bill Winneshiek

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