Aerial Photo of Wendling Airfield - Royal Air Force Station Wendling or RAF Wendling

Published: January 14, 2019
Aerial Photo of Wendling Airfield - Royal Air Force Station Wendling or RAF Wendling

The Wendling Airfield was opened in 1942, and it was used by both the Royal Air Force (RAF) and United States Army Air Forces (USAAF). During the war it was used primarily as a bomber airfield, being the home of the United States Army Air Forces Eighth Air Force 392nd Bombardment Group. Royal Air Force Station Wendling or RAF Wendling was located 4 miles north west of East Dereham, Norfolk, England. The airfield was finally closed in 1961 and returned to agriculture.

 


Trolley Mission

This website tells the story of an extraordinary sightseeing tour of Germany at the end of the European War (Second World War). These “Trolley Missions” were low-level flights over Germany between 7 May 1945 and 12 May 1945. Sometimes these missions are also called “Low Level Mission”, “Low Level Tours” or “Cook’s Tours”. During these flights across Europe and Germany aerial photographs were taken showing the destruction of German cities.