BOXTED AIRFIELD HISTORICAL GROUP & MUSEUM
PROMOTING THE HISTORY OF BOXTED AIRFIELD SITUATED IN THE VILLAGE OF LANGHAM ABOUT 3 MILES FROM COLCHESTER
Patron Sir Bob Russell, MP for Colchester
Museum Open Days and Group Events can now be added to your Email or Smartphone calendar !
Last museum open day of this year on 26th October
A major improvement has been carried out over the Winter.
More exhibits, more photos, larger selection of the recollections of local people.
Henry Farwell, who served with the USAAF 386th Bomb Group whilst at Boxted Airfield, passed away on September 3, 2013. He was a long-term supporter of the Boxted Airfield Historical Group and its efforts to establish a museum dedicated to all who served at the airfield. Despite his age, Henry attended as many of the various group events and meetings as possible, including fly-ins. We were privileged to have him open our museum to the public on May 29, 2011. As such, our group is especially saddened by his loss.
The first Fighter Group to fly the Rolls-Royce Merlin powered P-51 "Mustang" !
The only Congressional Medal of Honour awarded to a fighter pilot flying in Europe
The first US Air Sea Rescue squadron was formed at Boxted
The top scoring fighter group in the European theatre
Boxted Airfield - the most important U.S. fighter base during ww2 in the UK !
(Quote from Roger Freeman 8th airforce historian)