World War II – The Americans in Sudbury 1944/45

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A deserted airfield lies just to the east of Sudbury. For some eighteen months in 1944-45 this was ‘home’ to some 3,000 young American GIs of the 486th Bomber Group.

B17 and B24 heavy bombers took off on missions over Occupied Europe.

This website tells the story of the 486th and is dedicated to the memory of those who died.



New link to original 486th colour film added 23/01/2012 and images to Life on Base Gallery added 22/04/12



Sudbury Museum Trust