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  • Author:
    John B. Hilling
  • ISBN:
    0750909692
  • ISBN13:
    978-0750909693
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  • Publisher:
    Alan Sutton Publishing, Ltd.; 1st Edition edition (November 1997)
  • Pages:
    160 pages
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    Military
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  • Rating:
    4.3
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    274
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The airfield remained almost intact until the construction of the Downham Market by-pass (A10) in the late 1970s . Hilling, John B. (1995). Strike hard: a bomber airfield at war: RAF Downham Market and its squadrons, 1942 - 46 (1. publ. in the United Kingdom e.

The airfield remained almost intact until the construction of the Downham Market by-pass (A10) in the late 1970s when much of the runways, taxiways were used as hard core for the road project. There is an unmanned radio relay station located in one corner of the former base.

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Drawing on a number of sources, ranging from official to published and private material, a study of the many aspects of the RAF bomber airfield at Downham Market in East Anglia. Each chapter concentrates on a separate aspect of life at the airfield and on the bomber operations flown from there.

Raf Downham Market and Its Squadrons 1942-46. Published October 1997 by Alan Sutton Publishing, Lt. .There's no description for this book yet. Some light wear and a little creasing to cover edges. Packaged with care and promptly dispatched!. Seller Inventory 2107805.

Published by Budding Books. Nearly fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper. Glazed illustrated boards. RAF Downham Market and its Squadrons 1942-46. Base of spine bumped. ISBN: 1840150017 Stock no. 1610082. Located at: Stella Books, Tintern. Categorised in: MILITARY.

Drawing on a number of sources, ranging from official to published and private material, a study of the many aspects of the RAF bomber airfield at Downham Market in East Anglia. Each chapter concentrates on a separate aspect of life at the airfield and on the bomber operations flown from there.

Shakar
A very interesting read - as a boy I spent a lot of time living in Downham Market during the war and I well remember seeing the planes take off and return from their missions. This book gives a real insight into what the lives of the service men and women stationed at Downham experienced on the airfield and in the air.
Frey
From the impressive aerial photo at the front of the book, you see Downham Market airfield is a triangular arrangement of runways; close to several communities (with pubs), connected by country roads. As the middle of the runways enclose a farm field, there even appear to be piles of hay drying in the July sun. At the bottom of the page are facilities, among them must be the Group Captain's quarters:
'On another occasion when we had been to a local hostelry and were returning late at night we decided to raid the Group Captain's asparagus beds. We climbed the stone wall into the garden and were busy pulling up the spears when the shutters on the first floor of the house flew open and there was the irate CO in his pyjamas able to see clearly in the bright moonlight what we were doing. We took to our heels, hoping we had managed to avoid being identified. No such luck, as I was summoned to appear before the CO next day together with the Senior Medical Officer. The Group Captain then waded into me and told me that I was a disgrace and that if anything went wrong in the neighborhood such as a WAAF being knocked down or a pub being set on fire he had only to look as far as Rothwell and his crew to discover the culprits. He then turned to the doctor and said he was surprised to find that he had been involved in the escapade, whereupon the doctor protested most indignantly his innocence and that he had been asleep in his bed. Then I realized how the confusion had occurred. One of our party, whose initials were D.R., was always known as 'Doc'. Obviously the CO had heard us calling out to him during our foray into the asparagus beds and had assumed that the medical officer was one of our party. ' (G.M. Rothwell, 218 Sqdn., p.28) All was not high-jinks; following are many pictures of long lost crews. They are accompanied by many personal recollections of men and women connected with DM.