100 Group (Bomber Support): RAF Bomber Command in World War II
As part of the AHT series, the airfields and interest in this book are concentrated in a particular area - in this case Norfolk.
The growing importance of the 'electronic war' in the air in 1943 caused the creation of 100 Group to fly both defensive and offensive sorties employing highly secret Radio Counter Measure equipment. The Group flew from airfields at Foulsham, Great Massingham, Little Snoring, North Creake, Swannington and West Raynham. The aircraft flown were Halifax, Beaufighter, Mosquito and Fortress. The Group included RAF Squadron numbers192, 169, 23, 171, 199, 214, 157, 85, 141 and 239.
This book looks at the history and personalities associated with each base, what remains today and explores the favorite local wartime haunts where aircrew and ground crew would have sought well-deserved entertainment and relaxation. Other museums and places that are relevant will also be described and general directions on how to get them included.
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192 Squadron 85 Squadron aircrew airﬁeld airmen April attacks August Aylsham Beaufighter Blenheims Blickling Hall Bomber Support BSDU Bylaugh Hall carried CONAM countermeasures crashed December destroyed DSO DFC enemy aircraft engine equipment Fakenham February fighter ﬂak ﬂames Flensburg ﬂight Flight Lieutenant Flight Sergeant ﬂoor ﬂown ﬂying Flying Officer Fortress Foulsham German night-fighters Group Captain gunner Halifax Haveringland Intruder jamming January Jostle July June Lancasters land Lichtenstein Little Snoring Mandrel screen March Massingham Mosquito Mosquito XIX Mosquitoes of 141 Nachtjagd navigator night Nissen huts Norfolk North Creake Norwich November operations Oulton Street patrols perimeter track Pilot Officer RAAF radar radio RAF Bomber Command RAF Oulton raid road Ruhr runways Sculthorpe September Serrate shot sorties Spoof Squadron ﬂew Squadron Leader Squadron moved Squadron’s Mosquitoes station Stirling Swannington Swanton Morley T2 hangars target took Unit victories village WAAFs Wellington West Raynham Window Force Wing Commander wireless yards