Fri, 01 Oct | East Anglia - Various Locations

Field Trip 2021 - USAAF 8TH AIR FORCE AIRFIELDS SITES IN EAST ANGLIA

Our field trip this year will be UK based and will look at the contribution of the 8th US Air Force in World War Two. If you are interested, please contact Old Country Tours at oldcount@aol.com before 31st August. Price per person £ 350.00, single supplement £ 85.00
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Field Trip 2021 - USAAF 8TH AIR FORCE AIRFIELDS SITES IN EAST ANGLIA

Time & Location

01 Oct, 13:30 – 04 Oct, 14:00
East Anglia - Various Locations

About the Event

The following schedule is only a possible itinerary and subject to review, a final schedule will depend upon numbers, people’s interests, time available and any remaining opening restrictions at sites.

 Day 01 – Friday 1st October, 2021. 

13.30/14.00 Meet at Imperial War Museum Duxford or at a hotel near Cambridge

Hotel: Cambridge

 Day 02 – Saturday 2nd October, 2021. 

A.M.: – 

Ø Horham Airfield: 95th BG in B-17s. The Red Feather Club is a faithful recreation of the wartime bar, mess and dance halls.

Ø Halesworth Airfield: 56th FG in P-47s & 489th BG in B-24s.

Ø Blythburgh Church. “The Cathedral in the Marshes”, The Legend of Black Shuck, Joe Kennedy & Operation Aphrodite/Anvil (B24)

Lunch: - Framlingham

P.M.:

Ø Framlingham Castle. The Most Intact Castle in East Anglia.

Ø Parham Airfield - 390th BG & British Resistance Organisation Museums.

Ø Sutton Hoo? The Anglo Saxon burial site and subject of ‘The Dig’.

Ø Wattisham Airfield: 479 FG in P-38/P-51

Hotel: Norwich

 Day 03 – Sunday 3rd October, 2021. 

A.M.:

Ø The Norfolk Tank Museum, Deborah II, the replica Mk IV Tank as seen on Channel 4’s documentary ‘Guy Martin’s WWI Tank’

Ø Horsham St. Faith:458th BG in B-24s. City of Norwich Aviation Museum.

Ø Thorpe Abbotts Airfield: 100th BG in B-17s

Ø Flixton Airfield: 446th BG in B-24s – Norfolk & Suffolk Air Museum.

Lunch:- Flixton/Old Buckenham

P.M.:

Ø Old Buckenham Airfield: 453rd BG in B-24s.

Ø Snetterton Heath Airfield: 96th BG in B-17s & Racetrack

Ø Hethel Airfield/Ketteringham Hall: 389thBG / 2nd Air Div HQ (Private)

Hotel: Norwich

 Day 04 – Monday 4th October, 2021. 

A.M.: – 

Ø The American Battle Monuments Commission Cemetery at Madingley

Lunch: - Framlingham

P.M.:

Ø Return To Cambridge hotel and depart.