RAF Earls Colne [entry point]

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RAF Earls Colne [entry point]

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RAF Earls Colne was located in Essex, 5 miles (8 kms) north-east of Braintree.

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It was opened in August 1942 and was allocated to the United States Army Air Force which operated B-17s and B-26s from the station until July 1944. The RAF returned in September 1944 with 38 (Airborne Force) Group operating Albemarles and Halifaxes of 296 Squadron and 297 Squadron for glider towing and parachute dropping duties, including the Rhine crossing attack in March 1945.

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“RAF Earls Colne [entry point],” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed May 19, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/5662.

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