RAF Great Massingham [concept]

Title

RAF Great Massingham [concept]

Description

RAF Great Massingham was in in Norfolk 12 miles east of King’s Lynn. It opened in September 1940 as a satellite station for RAF West Raynham with grass runways. As part of 2 Group the station was home to Blenheim squadrons and, for a month in May 1941, 90 Squadron with B-17s. Bostons replaced Blenheims in January 1942 and RAF Great Massingham continued to operate within 2 Group until August 1943. The station was upgraded with three hard runways and reopened in April 1944 as part of 100 Group. Mosquitos flew intruder and radar operations alongside Main Force bomber operations with the aim of disrupting and intercepting German night fighters.
It was home to: 18 Squadron, 90 Squadron, 107 Squadron, 169 Squadron, 342 Squadron and 1692 Bomber Support Training Flight.
Aircraft flown included: Blenheims, B-17s, Bostons, Martinets, Mosquitos and Beaufighters
Wartime losses: 111

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IBCC Digital Archive

Contributor

Nigel Moore

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“RAF Great Massingham [concept],” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed March 20, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/5678.

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