RAF Bushey Hall

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RAF Bushey Hall
USAAF Station 341
Ensign of the Royal Air Force.svg Eighth Air Force - Emblem (World War II).png
Near Watford, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
RAF Bushey Hall is located in Hertfordshire
RAF Bushey Hall
RAF Bushey Hall
Coordinates 51°39′30″N 0°22′23″W / 51.6584°N 0.3731°W / 51.6584; -0.3731
Type Military Headquarters
Site information
Controlled by United States Army Air Forces
United States Air Force
Site history
Built 1893
In use 1942-1955
Battles/wars European Theatre of World War II
Air Offensive, Europe July 1942 - May 1945
Garrison information
Garrison Eighth Air Force
Third Air Force

Royal Air Force Bushey Hall or more simply RAF Bushey Hall is a former Second World War non-flying Royal Air Force station located 6.7 miles (10.8 km) south west of St Albans, Hertfordshire and 8.8 miles (14.2 km) north east of Uxbridge, London, England.

History[edit]

It was established at a private golf club and was used as a headquarters facility for the United States Army Air Forces Eighth Air Force in the United Kingdom. It was situated close to its Royal Air Force counterpart at RAF Bentley Priory, near Stanmore. It was also known as USAAF station 341.[1]

During the war the facility was the headquarters for the United States Army Air Forces Eighth Air Force VIII Fighter Command (1942–45). Its name frequently led to the site being confused with Army Air Force Station 586 at Bushy Park in south-west London, which was the Headquarters of United States Strategic Air Forces (USSTAF) during 1944 and 1945.

Current use[edit]

In 1955, the facility was returned to civil control. It is now Bushey Hall Golf Club and Lincolnsfields Children's Centre.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Air Force Historical Research Agency.

  1. ^ WW2 Headquarters – 8th USAAF Fighter Command, The Forties Experience, Lincolnsfields Children's Centre.