RAF Mildenhall [entry point]


RAF Mildenhall [entry point]


RAF Mildenhall was a Bomber Command station located in Suffolk 8 miles (13 kms) north-east of Newmarket.

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It opened in 1934 and by September 1939 the station was home to 149 Squadron in 3 Group. The squadron flew Wellingtons until converting to Stirlings in late 1941. In December 1941 419 Squadron moved in flying Wellingtons. During 1942 both 149 and 419 Squadrons moved out and were replaced by 75 Squadron and 115 Squadron, both flying Wellingtons. The station was closed for 5 months from November 1942 whilst concrete runways were laid and it re-opened in April 1943 with the arrival of 15 Squadron with Stirlings. 622 Squadron, also with Stirlings, was formed at RAF Mildenhall. By the end of 1943 both squadrons had converted to Lancasters which they operated from RAF Mildenhall until the end of the war.

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“RAF Mildenhall [entry point],” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed September 30, 2023, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/6456.

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