IWM catalogue record
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Aerial photography Bury St Edmunds (Rougham) airfield, looking west, the perimeter is under construction by Richard Costain Ltd, 8 May 1942. Photograph taken by No. 1 Photographic Reconnaissance Unit, sortie number RAF/HLA/537. English Heritage (RAF Photography).
Military site : airfield
The airfield was purpose-built for American bomb groups and as such had a 2,000 yard main runway that lain in concrete with a tarred and wood-chipped surface. The scale of bases such as this meant that very often the technical, administrative and...