Unit History: RAF Earls Colne
During construction, an American B-17F (41-24352) of the 301st Bomb Group from RAF Chelveston made an emergency landing at the unfinished field. Earls Colne was opened in August 1942 and for the first year it was operated by No. 3 Group Bomber Command of the Royal Air Force. Apart from temporary use by F-5 Lightning photographic aircraft as a forward base, and emergency landings by a variety of types returning from operations, Earls Colne remained vacant.
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Forces Reunited Forum Posts Involving RAF Earls Colne
"I am trying to trace any members of the 296 Squadron 38 Group based at RAF Earls Colne between 1943 - 1947. Please reply with any information. I look forward to hearing from you. Flight Sergeant Roy Gallagher: Air Gunner / Warrant Officer "
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"I am a new member trying to trace any members of the 296 Squadron 38 Group based at RAF Earls Colne between 1943 - 1947. Please reply with any information. I look forward to hearing from you. Flight Sergeant / Warrant Officer /Air Gunner : Roy Gallagher "
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Active From: 1942 - 1995
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