"Take these men as your example, like them remember that posterity can only be for the free: that freedom is the sure possession of those alone who have the courage to defend it." Pericles, 431 BC

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Raydon Airfield

Raydon: Airfield Memorial

52.01648, 1.00278
TM 061 395
photo taken 9 July 2013


From this former airfield, during World War Two, fighter aircraft of the USAAF flew operations that contributed to the Allied Victory in Europe.

833rd Aviation Engineer Battalion

862nd Aviation Engineer Battalion

357th Fighter Group
358th Fighter Group
353rd Fighter Group

and their support units

Sincerely dedicated to those so far from home who came to help us in our hour of need. 10th June 1995


  1. Wow, this is wonderful! My father was in the 353rd Fighter Group & was in ground support. He was 24 at the time, and had been married for less than a year. He always spoke of the kindness of the people of Raydon. I am in the process of reading his 1944 diary. Cecilia Morett, Savannah, Georgia USA

  2. You might find this link interesting -

    1. Thanks for the link! I just saw it today, July 13...sorry to be so late in responding to you!