|Suffolk HER Number (Pref. Ref.):||ELO 009|
|Unique number (MonUID):||MSF22016|
|Type of Record:||Monument|
|Parish:||ELLOUGH, WAVENEY, SUFFOLK|
|NORTH COVE, WAVENEY, SUFFOLK|
|WORLINGHAM, WAVENEY, SUFFOLK|
|NGR:||TM 45 88|
Second World War USAAF airfield, 2 miles SE of Beccles.
Associated Finds: None recorded
Protected Status: None recorded
Second World War USAAF Airfield - details see S1. In Ellough, 2 miles SE of Beccles built for the 8th USAAF as station 132. Since the war the airfield was used by various light aircraft and now most of the runways have been broken up.
The hangar and site at the eastern end of the airfield has been occupied by British Airways helicopters for offshore oil and gas rig operations in the North Sea. Was the most easterly war time airfield in England and the last in Suffolk to be completed (August 1942). Used by the USAAF, it was handed to the RAF and then to the coastal command on 14 August 1944. It was used as a rescue post (ASR). In November 1945, it was closed to flying. Includes mess iste, T2 hangars and gun nest (near control tower) worthy of protection (S2).
|S1||Bibliographic reference: Miscellaneous Bibliographic reference. Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum Publication - Airfields and Airstrips in Norfolk and Suffolk.'93 (SSF50094)|
|S2||Bibliographic reference: Email. Cuthbert, M., email to Pendleton, C., SCCAS. 27/10/04 (SSF50153)|
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