28th May 2018
Members of Halesworth Airfield Museum laid wreaths at Madingley today to remember the fallen of the 56th FG, 489th BG and the 5th ERS.
25th May 2018
Today we welcomed Michelle Bonollo from Australia to the museum. Michelle is a very talented pencil artist who has a passion for the pilots of the 56th Fighter Group. It was a pleasure to show her around the museum. Michelle presented the museum with some of her work to display. One of the drawings is of Frank McCauley who visited the museum in December 2015.
489th Bomb Group commemorative poppies are now available from the Shop page.
The poppies are made from solid fully-machined highly-polished aluminium, and they measure approximately 62mm diameter, with a thickness of 14mm.
They are £30 plus postage.
Welcome to the website for the Halesworth Airfield Museum. This website has been created to provide information about the airfield and the museum dedicated to it. During its short four year run of active service the airfield played host to some of World War Two’s most influential participants.
Halesworth Airfield was mainly used as an American base. Both the 56th Fighter Group and the 489th Bomb Group stayed here.
Towards the end of the war and afterwards the base took on a rescue and training function before finally closing in February 1946.
The Halesworth Airfield Museum houses an extensive collection of World War Two memorabilia, including many items specific to the airfield. Walking through the museum visitors get the feel of what life was like in the 1940s for the servicemen who stayed there.
For a more detailed history of the airfield please see the History page.
A visit to the museum is a must for anyone visiting the area with anything more than a passing interest in the War.
To become a member of the museum it costs £5 annually for single membership or £8 annually for married/partnered membership.
When you join you will receive a complimentary enamel badge and also 10% off all goods in our museum shop. You will also receive a newsletter periodically through the year with all the news from the museum and forthcoming events.
As an alternative to paying for membership online, you may download and print the Membership form here, and send it by post.
To support the work of the Halesworth Airfield Musem, please visit our online shop. If you would like to make a donation to help with the upkeep of the museum, please use one of the Donation buttons below.