RAF Great Massingham [entry point]


RAF Great Massingham [entry point]


RAF Great Massingham was a Bomber Command station located in Norfolk, 12 miles east of King’s Lynn.

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It opened in September 1940 in 2 Group as a satellite station for RAF West Raynham. It was initially home to 18 Squadron with Blenheims until April 1941 followed for a month by 90 Squadron with B-17s. 107 Squadron arrived with Blenheims but converted to Bostons in January 1942 and stayed until August 1943. The Bostons of 342 Squadron stayed for a few weeks in July 1943. The station was upgraded with hard runways and re-opened in April 1944 as part of 100 Group. 169 Squadron with Mosquitos flew intruder and radar operations to support main force Bomber Command operations.

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“RAF Great Massingham [entry point],” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed July 3, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/5678.

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