Record Details

NHER Number:23222
Type of record:Monument
Name:Tibenham Airfield

Summary

Tibenham Airfield has been used since 1941 - first as a base for the United States Army Air Force, then as a Ministry of Food depot and then again by the United States Army Air Force. It was closed in 1959 and has been used as a glider field since then. The control tower was demolished in 1978.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TM 144 890
Map Sheet:TM18NW
Parish:ASLACTON, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK
BUNWELL, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK
TIBENHAM, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

1941-45. United States Army Air Force.
1945. Ferry base.
1946-52. Ministry of Food Depot.
1955-57. United States Army Air Force standby.
1959. Closed since when a glider field.
Control tower demolished 1978.
See (S1).
E. Rose (NAU) 22 January 1987.

Site formerly confused with NHER 13628.

For further information on the operational history of the airfield and photographs of remaining buildings, see (S2).
A. Cattermole (NLA), 13 January 2010.

Monument Types

  • CONTROL TOWER (World War Two to Cold War - 1942 AD to 1978 AD)
  • MILITARY AIRFIELD (World War Two to Cold War - 1942 AD to 1959 AD)
  • FOOD DEPOT (Cold War - 1946 AD to 1952 AD)
  • AIRFIELD (Cold War to Modern - 1959 AD to 2050 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 2010. A passion to unearth flying history. 9 January.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 2010. Norfolk's spooky past. 27 October.
<S1>Article in Serial: 1973. Airfields of Norfolk and Suffolk. Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum. Part 1. part 4.
<S2>Monograph: McKenzie, R.. 2004. Ghost Fields of Norfolk. pp 106-107.

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