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USAAF Tibenham, situated 13 miles SW of Norwich, opened in November 1942 and became home the 320th Bomb Group for a short time en-route to North Africa. The airfield was then used by 2nd Bomb Wing for training. The 445th BG flew B-24 Liberators between November 1943 and May 1945, flying 282 combat missions, losing over 100 aircraft. On the 27th of Spetember 1944, 28 B-24s were lost out of 37 who took off from Tibenham, the Eighth Airforce's highest day's loss from a single BG.

After the war the airfield was handed back to the RAF. The Airfield closed 1959 and was sold in 1964. Today the site is used for gliding.

Squadrons stationed at USAAF Tibenham Station 124

  • 441st Bomb Squadron 320th Bomb Group. November 1942
  • 442nd Bomb Squadron 320th Bomb Group. November 1942
  • 443rd Bomb Squadron 320th Bomb Group. November 1942
  • 444th Bomb Squadron 320th Bomb Group. November 1942
  • 700th Bomb Squadron 445th Bomb Group. November 1943 to May 1945
  • 701st Bomb Squadron 445th Bomb Group. November 1943 to May 1945
  • 702nd Bomb Squadron 445th Bomb Group. November 1943 to May 1945
  • 703rd Bomb Squadron 445th Bomb Group. November 1943 to May 1945


 

 Flying from Tibenham

 Shot down Over Germany


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Lt. Ed Wanner 700 Bomb Sqd.

Ed Wanner arrived in England as a replacement who would soon pilot B-24 Liberator Asbestos Alice, in the 700th Bomb Squadron, 445th Bomb Group, 2nd Bomb Division at Tibenham, Norfolk. He was somewhat bemused by the differences in England and noted that here they were in a "foreign land" where they drove on the "wrong" side of the road and where the great Normandy Invasion Landing was happening.

Spencer Benedict



William C. Craggs 700th Bomb Squadron

My Father, William C Craggs was with the 445th Bomb Group, 700th squadron. His Pilot was Fritz Mueller, Dad was the co- Pilot. Any information such as the name of his plane,or any crew Photos, I would be greatly interested in. Thank you very much for your interest in these men and their lives.

Cindy Craggs







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