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A very belated Happy New Year to all the guys and girls on here....been a while since of been on just glad to see the back of 2018. 2019 can only be better!!

 

Trying to catch up with so much new stuff on here and the quality of the models still blows my mind!!

 

In the process of a project that I will never probably complete but the research is fun!! I'm going through all the airfields used in the county of Suffolk during WW2 and listing sqn's,aircraft used sqn codes etc and hope to try and start building at least one aircraft from each airfield sqn etc....

 

We will see

 

Mark      

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Don't know if any of you very knowledgeable people out there can help? RAF sqn codes are really easy to find but some of the USAAF ones are proving a real pain any good ref books or websites you can recommend?

 

Trying to find info on the 12th AF 47BG which was at Buy St Edmunds ( Rougham ) for a brief period in Dec 42 with A-20 Havocs but can't find codes and what mark of Havoc....

 

Cheers

 

Mark 

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Hello Mark..

 

What a good coincidence!

I have been to ROUGHAM AIR FORCE BASE and RATTLESDEN AIR FORCE BASE  last July ,where the USAAF were based and I have photographs from there... also a dedication plaque photograph from   outside on the wall for 12th AF 47BG  that was based there. 

 

They are all ON MY Laptop and need to find them.

I am not good at posting pics here but if you can PM ME with your e mail ; and hopefully I can send them for you  to look at ... in case  I have gotten the details you need.

 

In the mean time have a look at these 360° photos from their website.

 

Toughen Air force base is now used for glider training where (met one for two) future AIR force pilots(their personal ambition to fly gliders too) come  to be train as glider pilots while they train in the RAF. It's not what RAF pays for but the individual learning to fly want to learn to fly gliders too!

There is still the Rougham Tower which has a few USAAF memorabilia .... as does RATTLESDEN...

 

Anyhow:

 

USAAF unit identification aircraft markings - Wikipedia https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/USAAF_unit_identification_aircraft_markings

 

 

Rougham Control Tower Aviation Museum

 

 

https://rctam94th.co.uk/

 

 

 

 

Rougham Control Tower Aviation Museum.

 

https://rctam94th.co.uk/

 

 

 

 

RAF Rattlesden -

 

 https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAF_Rattlesden

 

 

For the link below manuver around to get closer look. Tapping on the area get you a tad closer  .just to whet your appetite and keep you focused!

 

Good luck.

 

 

https://www.google.com/search?client=ms-android-samsung&source=android-browser&q=rougham+airfield+museum&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwi07_TO9effAhX6VBUIHf6XCZAQ1QIoAXoECAYQAg&biw=360&bih=616&dpr=4#activetab=panorama&imagekey=!1e10!2sAF1QipPfAzeRjbF59w0Z-jEyCKLiw2kPoXfOSs_Ajkog&lkt=LocalPoiPhotos&trex=m_t:lcl_akp,rc_f:nav,rc_ludocids:3756882062411874213,rc_q:Rougham Control Tower Museum,ru_q:Rougham Control To

 

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Good luck with your project, it's certainly ambitious!!  (An airfield every five miles or so.)  As another Suffolk boy I'll follow this one.  In the meantime, I'll have a dig in my library re your specific query.

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Thanks for the intrest Mike.

 

Yup its a huge project but its something i've wanted to do for ages. I was ready to start but lost my job in Aug so money is tight hence no spending on kits!!

 

Does give me time to sort out and decorate my hobby room on a shoestring budget and do more research though!!

 

Any info you have or pics i'd be glad of will be asking for more help I dare say in the future!!

 

Cheers

 

Mark  

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