Boxted Airfield Museum
Next open day is Sunday 25th September 2022
(We can still offer private visits at a day, evening and time suitable to both parties contact 07503952354)
We will operate our outdoor caf'e (weather permitting) otherwise in Visitor Centre. Join us for Tea and cake!
(World War Two aircraft simulator) preservation project in its own display building. (come and see the progress).
ROYAL OBSERVER CORPS EXHIBIT
Tribute to local lady's long service
PHOTO EXHIBITION "BUILDINGS THEN AND NOW"
Discover How a WW2 airfield and 3000 military personnel affected a small village
Museum contact 07503952354
Jack Norton was a Signals Officer with the 354th Fighter Group and who landed on Omaha beach on D-Day. 6 of the uniforms relate to personnel of the US 9th Air Force and two relate to British military women. They include a Lt Col Grau, Corporal Marty Thibo, a military policeman; Sergeant Darwin Morse; 2nd Lt E.J.Seagars, a pilot; 2nd Lt. Harry Taylor, a B 26 Marauder pilot; and Tech Sgt. Eddie Kovalchik, a radio operator/turret gunner on Marauders.
Come and read the stories behind these uniforms.
The display features information on all these individuals. For example, we have the uniform and documents relating to Marty Thibo, who was initially in the armament section of the 556BS and later became a military policeman.One of the British women was Private Christine Warren of the ATS, an AA command plotter at Blake Hall, who married Private Murriel Turner of the US 9th Air Force on 13 September 1944. Her uniform and wedding photos feature in the display.
Exciting new exhibitions in recently opened large display hall, details below.
Recreation of a B26 Marauder aircraft cockpit incorporating artifacts from our collection and loaned items from Marauder enthusiasts. Large section of Marauder fuselage including tail gunner's position on loan from Marks Hall. This Marauder, "Mr Shorty" flew out of Earls Colne. Boxted and many bases in Essex had these aircraft and hundreds would have been in the skies over Essex, "Mr Shorty" is the only example in the UK. This aircraft has quite a story of survival.
Airfield souvenirs are available from our shop.
Disabled access to all areas and disabled toilet.
The museum can be opened for private and group visits.
We also give illustrated talks on the airfield history.
We invite veterans and their families to contact us.
For details please contact us.
Our address is:
Please do not send post to the above address.
Latitude: 51.937548 N, Longitude: 0.922186 E
The Boxted Airfield Museum is located on the south-east side of Langham Lane.