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Personnel inspect a C-46 Commando (serial number 44-77686) of the 316th Troop Carrier Group after landing at Old Buckenham. US Air Force Photo.



  • 316th Troop Carrier Group

    316th Troop Carrier Group

    Constituted as 316th Transport Group on 2 Feb 1942 and activated on 14 Feb. Redesignated 316th Troop Carrier Group in Jul 1942. Trained with C-47 and C-53 aircraft. ...


  • Old Buckenham

    Military site : airfield
    Allocated to the Eighth Air Force as a bomber base in 1942, Old Buckenham was built during 1942-43 with three concrete runways, 50 loop hardstandings and two dispersed T2 hangars. The station was the exclusive home for the 453rd Bomb Group, equipped...


Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:35:32 AAM AAM ingest

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection