Wormingford airfield

Wormingford airfield was occupied by the US Air Force’s 55th Fighter Group from April 1944. The 38th, 338th and 343rd squadrons flew P-38 Lightnings, before converting to the P-51 Mustang in July 1944. The Group’s most frequent mission was escorting US bombers on long-range raids over enemy territory. The contribution of the three squadrons around the time of D-Day included flying patrols over the English Channel, and bombing bridges in the Tours area of France.

AddressWakes Colne, Essex CO6 2AS, UK
CountyEssex
Location typeAirfield
AccessPrivate
Site Ownership and Access InformationPrivate land. The site was sold in 1962, and is now used for agriculture.
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