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Bodney

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D-Day ran remarkably smoothly for Britain’s airfields – except at Bodney, where a P-51 of the 352nd Fighter Group swung on take-off and promptly hit the control tower.

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Also known as: Bodney Aerodrome / Bodney Camp / RAF Bodney / USAAF Station 141
County: Norfolk
Current Status: Army training / Farmland
Date: March 1940 - 26 November 1945
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF / USAAF
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved
Aircraft Roles: Bomber / Fighter / Trainer

The following organisations are either based at, use and/or have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 01/09/2011):

  • 352nd Fighter Group Association
  • Hilborough Parish Council

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 17 (P) AFU
  • No 21 Sqn
  • No 82 Sqn
  • No 90 Sqn
  • 328th FS
  • 352nd FG
  • 486th FS
  • 487th FS
001Looking north west across the airfield from the B1108 road - 22 May 2007.png

Looking north west across the airfield from the B1108 road, 22 May 2007. © Richard Flagg

002Control Tower : Watch Office for All Commands 2 - 22 May 2007.png

The control tower at Bodney, 22 May 2007. © Richard Flagg

003Control Tower : Watch Office for All Commands - 22 May 2007.png

The control tower at Bodney, 22 May 2007. © Richard Flagg

004Type 22 Pillbox with a local Anti-Aircraft Mount modification on the roof - 22 May 2007.png

Type 22 Pillbox with a local Anti-Aircraft Mount modification on the roof, 22 May 2007. © Richard Flagg

005Aerial View of RAF Bodney Airfield - 21 March 2009.png

Aerial view of Bodney, 21 March 2009. © Richard Flagg

006Aerial View 2 of RAF Bodney Airfield - 21 March 2009.png

Aerial view of Bodney, 21 March 2009. © Richard Flagg

007Looking east across the airfield from near the technical site - 18 May 2009.png

Looking east across the airfield from near the technical site, 18 May 2009. © Richard Flagg

008Gymnasium & Chapel - 18 May 2009.png

Gymnasium and Chapel at Bodney, 18 May 2009. © Richard Flagg

009Main Workshops - 18 May 2009.png

Main workshops at Bodney, 18 May 2009. © Richard Flagg

010A.M.W.D. Mechanical Plant Store - 18 May 2009.png

A.M.W.D. Mechanical Plant Store at Bodney, 18 May 2009. © Richard Flagg

Footage of the 352nd Fighter Group at Bodney, 1944. Courtesy of buggarthat

Aerial footage of Bodney. Courtesy of andy lannie

Parent(s)/HQ Airfields(s):

CalveleyWatton

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