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Sign at Halesworth Airfield Memorial Museum.



  • 489th Bomb Group

    489th Bomb Group

    The 489th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators out of Halesworth, Suffolk, for several months from May 1944 until later in the year. The Group flew tactical missions in support of ground forces in northern France. It was in this tactical role that the crews...

  • 56th Fighter Group

    56th Fighter Group

    Flying P-47 Thunderbolts throughout their time stationed in England, the Group, known as "the Wolfpack", had more ace pilots than any other Eighth Air Force Fighter Group. The 56th Fighter Group also destroyed more enemy aircraft in air combat than any...

  • 5th Emergency Rescue Squadron


  • Dominick Cavallo

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator
    Dominick was drafted into the Army on January 30, 1942, and was honorably discharged on October 30, 1945, with the rank of 1st Lieutenant. He was a Supply Sergeant in the Medical Training Battalion prior to joining the Air Corps. ...


  • Halesworth

    Military site : airfield
    Halesworth was constructed in 1942-1943. Initially planned as a bomber airfield, its location close to the Suffolk coast meant that it was in an ideal position to operate escort fighters, where range was a critical factor. Consequently, the 56th...


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26 February 2015 19:27:45 apollo11 Created entry with caption, unit associations and place associations