390th Bomb Group
These pages are in memory of the many young American airmen who came to England during the Second World War and, together with the British Forces, gave their lives or health to assure the freedom we enjoy today
Framlingham, like many other towns, played host to these visitors and the nearby Station 153 at Parham was home to the 390th Bomb Group.
The 390th became operational on the 12th of August 1943 and flew some 300 operations before leaving in August 1945.
In memory of these American airmen, a number of volunteers have restored the control tower at Parham and it is now a most highly regarded museum. Exhibits include unique and rare recovered aircraft parts and memorabilia.
The British Resistance Organisation Museum opened in 1997 and is the only museum in the UK dedicated to all the men & women who served in the various sections of the Auxiliary Units and who would have become the British underground resistance should the threat of invasion have been realised.
This free museum makes a first class day out and is open every Sunday from the first Sunday of March until the last Sunday of October between 11am & 6pm. Additionally, in June, July and August it is open each Wednesday between 11am and 4pm.
More pages have now been added which show the Airfield and personnel as it was, plus more on the Museum as it is now. Follow the links below to these pages plus some quite nice big B17 photographs
Visit the 390th Bomb Group Memorial Air Museum at Parham
Visit the 390th's main site in USA
Army Airforce site. Very detailed with discussion forums & research
"Sally B" in the colours of "Memphis Belle"
More B17 pictures in series to the one above
Lil" over Seething