Monument record MCC3141 - Wormingford Airfield Memorial, Wormingford

Summary

A memorial located opposite Jenkins Farm on the west side, and in the verge, of Fordham Road to commemorate the airmen operating from Wormingford in WWII.

Location

Grid reference TL 93 30 (point)
Map sheet TL93SW
County ESSEX
Civil Parish WORMINGFORD, COLCHESTER, ESSEX

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Full Description

A memorial located opposite Jenkins Farm on the west side, and in the verge, of Fordham Road to commemorate the airmen operating from Wormingford in WWII (MCC4741).<1>

A plaque on the memorial records that it was decidated on 24 May 1992 by the 362nd Fighter Group Association. As well as this plaque, there is also a plaque to the 378th Fighter Squadron and also to the Group Headquarters.

Wormingford Airfield was originally an Royal Flying Corps Landing Ground during WWI which was rebuilt as an USAAF bomber base during WWII. In 1947 the airfield was surrendered, and in the 1960s the hangars and other buildings were auctioned off and the land returned to farming. The plan of the airfield survives in the perimeter track and two runways, while the third runway is partially visible as a cropmark. A small section of runway is used by a glider Club. The concrete base of Hangar 2 on the northern edge of the airfield still survives, as do two dispersal loops at Fairlands Farm.

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Photograph: Tipper, J.. 2015. Digital photographs of Wormingford WWII memorial.

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Record last edited

Jan 10 2017 10:30AM

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