490th

airfields

In Our Bomb WIng

RAF Eye

station 134

The main base of operations for the 490th during their time in the UK, Eye is a huge part of wartime history.

RAF MENDLESHAM

station 156

A few miles up the road from Eye. Mendlesham worked closely with station 134 during the conflict.

RAF Debach

STATION 152

A mile or two outside of woodbridge. Debach worked closely alongside 490th base at Eye.

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Great Ashfield

STATION 155

Great Ashfield was home to the 385th Bomb Group. Part of the 93rd Combat Bombardment Wing.

Nearby to eye

Trails

Theres lots of walking and cycling trails over our airfields, with lots of history to see on the route.

Construction

Bomber airbase constructions were huge tasks but engineers and contractors always got it done in time.

Engineers

Thousands of British & American engineers worked at airbases all over the UK and their jobs were very important.

Local buses

& accomodation

If you're planning to stay in or around Eye, or to visit the memorial and airfield, you can find helpful information here. Please search buses 112, 113, and 114.

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