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Thorpe Abbotts

Also known as: RAF Thorpe Abbotts / USAAF Station 139
County: Norfolk
Current Status: Farmland / Museum
Date: 1943 - 1956
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 01/09/2011):
  • 100th Bomb Group Memorial Museum
  • All Saints Church, Thorpe Abbotts
  • Brockdish Parish Council
  • Dickleburgh and Rushall Parish Council
  • Scole Parish Council


Main unit(s) present:

  • 100th BG
  • 349th BS
  • 350th BS
  • 351st BS
  • 418th BS

The control tower at Thorpe Abbots, 22 March 2009.

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Looking south-east across the airfield, 13 June 2009. Photograph copyright © 2016 Nick Challoner, all rights reserved,

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Aerial view of Langmere Airstrip at Thorpe Abbotts, 18 April 2010. © Richard Flagg


Buildings at Thorpe Abbots, 30 May 2011.

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Looking east down Langmere Airstrip at Thorpe Abbotts, 13 January 2016. © Richard Flagg

Footage of Thorpe Abbotts in 1943. Courtesy of TOPCAMERAMAN

Footage of Thorpe Abbotts in 1943. Courtesy of TOPCAMERAMAN

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