IWM catalogue record
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Aerial photograph of Metfield airfield looking south, the bomb dump is in the centre of the image, there is a large crater at the bottom of the bomb dump from the explosion on 15 July 1944, 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...