RAF Lakenheath [entry point]

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RAF Lakenheath [entry point]

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RAF Lakenheath was a Bomber Command station in Suffolk 5 miles (8 kms) north east of Mildenhall.

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It opened in 1941 as part of 3 Group Bomber Command. It was used by 149 Squadron with Stirlings at first on detachment but permanently from April 1942. 20 Operational Training Unit, flying Wellingtons, were based at the station from November 1941 to January 1942. The Stirlings of 199 Squadron arrived in June 1943. In May 1944 RAF Lakenheath was chosen for conversion to a Very Heavy Bomber station and only reopened after the war. It is still used by the United States Air Force.

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“RAF Lakenheath [entry point],” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed July 7, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/5687.

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