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Wormingford

AviationPosted by Peter Smith Wed, November 29, 2017 22:54:16

Wormingford in Essex dates back to operations against Zeppelins in WWI but became properly active as a military field in 1942. Closed and sold off in the early 60's it is now home to a local gliding club. In the war it was home to the 362nd and 55th Fighter Groups and there is a memorial to the former. It is possible to walk a lot of the old peri track as it is a public footpath but parking nearby is not easy, we were loosing the daylight and still had one more port of call. So here's the memorial.




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Posted by Peter Thu, November 30, 2017 09:30:17

Yes, Miss Velma. Gunfighter is another that I believe currently flies in 55th markings.

Not sure why the memorial excludes them but they have a website: http://www.55th.org/


Posted by G Thu, November 30, 2017 07:47:15

55th FG 'Miss Velma' The Millie P' ?