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Pivotal date in air warfare set to be commemorated in Horham

VILLAGE SIGN - HORHAM

VILLAGE SIGN - HORHAM

A pivotal moment in the history of air warfare 70 years ago is set to be commemorated in Horham on Tuesday, March 4.

It marks the 70th anniversary the 95th Bomb Group, based in Horham, became the first United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) group to bomb Berlin during daylight during the Second World War.

A ceremony will take place at the 95th Bomb Group Heritage’s Association Red Feather Club in Horham at 10am. All are welcome to attend, which could also be attended by current serving United States Air Force personnel, as well as heritage association members.

The 95th Bomb Group flew 334 missions and were awarded a record three Presidential Unit Citations, the third for the raid on Berlin. The 95th, which lost more than 600 men in action, was part of the’ Mighty Eighth Air Force’, and was made up of four squadrons the 334th, 335th, 336th and 412th.

The Red Feather Club has public open days on the last Sunday of every month from April to October and is often open on Saturdays, usually when the flag is flying. During the year there are a number of other events including 1940s dances, quizzes and film shows.

For public enquiries, contact James Mutton, chairman of the 95th Bomb Group Heritage Association, on 01728 860930, email jamesmutton@suffolkonline.net or visit www.95thbg-horham.com

 

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