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Also known as: Acton / RAF Sudbury / USAAF Station 174 / Waldingfield
County: Suffolk
Current Status: Farmland / Industry
Date: March 1944 - 3 October 1946
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF / USAAF
Landing Surface Types: Paved
Aircraft Roles: Bomber

The following organisations are either based at, use and/or have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 01/07/2013):   

  • 486th Bombardment Group (Heavy)
  • Acton Parish Council
  • Chilton Grain Ltd
  • Chilton Parish Council
  • Great Waldingfield Parish Council
  • Miniwaste Skip Hire
  • St. Gregory's Church, Sudbury
  • Sudbury Library
  • Sudbury Town Council - name only
  • The White Horse

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 16 RC
  • 486th BG
  • 832nd BS
  • 833rd BS
  • 834th BS
  • 835th BS

Remains of the runway at Sudbury, 19 December 2006.


Remains of a runway at Sudbury, 7 June 2012.

Narrated film of the 486th Bomb Group at Sudbury. Courtesy of call0031

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