United States Army Air Force Station 526






Over the past 16 years, I have been researching the presence of the United States Army Air Force,
stationed in Bures
between 1943 and 1945

Thousands of Bombs and other Munitions were stored in local woods and along country lanes by the USAAF,
ready to be deployed to Airfields in Essex and South Suffolk
Munitions arrived by train to Chappel from Liverpool and Immingham Docks, where they were offloaded onto waiting lorries.

The result is a totally unique report, which relied heavily on local interviews with parishioners from
Bures, Pebmarsh, Wakes Colne, White Colne, Earls Colne and other adjoining parishes.
You will not find this information published elsewhere.

I could find no official documentation of why the USAAF was in the vicinity, either in the UK or the USA

My research was eventually recognised by ex-servicemen in the States, who very kindly supplied me with additional material.


2nd Edition published on September 1st 2020

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Published 1st September 2020