IWM catalogue record
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Aerial photograph of Metfield airfield looking south, the main runway runs vertically, the control tower is in front of the technical site and barrack sites on the upper right, 18 January 1947. Photograph taken by No. 58 Squadron, sortie number RAF/CPE/UK/1937. English Heritage (RAF Photography).
Military site : airfield
Built during 1942-43 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, Metfield had three concrete runways, 39 pan plus 15 loop hardstandings, and two dispersed T2 hangars. It was first occupied by the 353rd Fighter Group, equipped with P-47s, from August 1943 to...