RAF Downham Market [entry point]


RAF Downham Market [entry point]


RAF Downham Market was a Bomber Command station located in Norfolk immediately north east of the town of the same name.

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RAF Downham Market opened in July 1942 as part of 3 Group. 218 Squadron was the first occupant with Stirlings. 623 Squadron was formed at the station in August 1943 with Stirlings but disbanded four months later. The FIDO fog dispersal system was installed in October 1943. The station transferred to 8 Group Pathfinders in March 1944 and 635 Squadron with Lancasters was formed. 571 Squadron with Mosquitos was formed in April 1944 but immediately moved out. In August 1944 608 Squadron was formed at RAF Downham Market with Mosquitos as part of 8 Group’s Light Night Striking Force.

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“RAF Downham Market [entry point],” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed June 12, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/23105.

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