IWM catalogue record
This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.
Aerial photograph of Earls Colne airfield, looking north west, the perimeter is under construction by W & C French Ltd, 20 June 1942. Photograph taken by No.1 Photographic Reconnaissance Unit, sortie number RAF/HLA/619. English Heritage (RAF Photography).
Military site : airfield
Earls Colne was built in 1941 as an airfield for No.3 Group, RAF Bomber Command, although never used as such. Assigned to the US Eighth Air Force (as Station 358) in 1942, its 36 hardstands were increased to 50, bringing the airfield up to Air Ministry...