USAAF Aircrew Murals

Year

2017

The remnants of murals left behind by USAAF aircrews in East Anglia during WW2. Published by the Observer. Words by Robin Stummer.

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USAAF Murals

©Si Barber 07739 472 922 A mural depicting the emblem of 392 Bomber Group painted during World War 2 at the then Air Base Wendling in Norfolk.

USAAF Murals

©Si Barber 07739 472 922 A mural depicting the emblem of 392 Bomber Group painted during World War 2 at the then Air Base Wendling in Norfolk.

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Copyright Si Barber 07739 472 922. A mural depicting a Royal Naval sailor and a mermaid at RAF Flixton/Bungay which was subsequently known as RAF Europa

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Copyright Si Barber 07739 472 922. A mural depicting a Royal Naval sailor and a mermaid at RAF Flixton/Bungay which was subsequently known as RAF Europa

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Copyright Si Barber 07739 472 922. Joaquin Alberto Vargas style pin-up painted by USAAF servicemen at the Norfolk and Suffolk Air Museum, Bungay,UK.

USAAF Murals

©Si Barber 07739 472 922. A mural depicting actress Alice Faye in derelict buildings at former US Air Force base RAF Flixton, Suffolk.

USAAF Murals

©Si Barber 07739 472 922. A mural depicting actress Alice Faye in derelict buildings at former US Air Force base RAF Flixton, Suffolk.

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©Si Barber 07739 472 922. A mural depicting a woman riding a horse in derelict buildings at former US Air Force base RAF Flixton, Suffolk.

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©Si Barber 07739 472 922. A mural depicting a cartoon figure in derelict buildings at former US Air Force base RAF Flixton, Suffolk.

USAAF Murals

©Si Barber 07739 472 922. A mural depicting a cartoon figure in derelict buildings at former US Air Force base RAF Flixton, Suffolk.

USAAF Murals

©Si Barber 07739 472 922. The emblem of 704 Squadron, 446th Bomber Group in derelict buildings at former US Air Force base RAF Flixton, Suffolk.

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©Si Barber 07739 472 922. The emblem of 705 Squadron, 446th Bomber Group in derelict buildings at former US Air Force base RAF Flixton, Suffolk.

USAAF Murals

©Si Barber 07739 472 922. Murals in derelict buildings at former US Air Force base RAF Flixton, Suffolk.

USAAF Murals

©Si Barber 07739 472 922. Murals in derelict buildings at former US Air Force base RAF Flixton, Suffolk.

USAAF Murals

©Si Barber 07739 472 922. A mural depicting a theatrical mask in derelict buildings at former US Air Force base RAF Flixton, Suffolk.

USAAF Murals

©Si Barber 07739 472 922. A mural depicting states of the US with service men's signatures in derelict buildings at former US Air Force base RAF Flixton, Suffolk.

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©Si Barber 07739 472 922. A mural depicting states of the US with service men's signatures in derelict buildings at former US Air Force base RAF Flixton, Suffolk.

USAAF Murals

©Si Barber 07739 472 922. A mural depicting states of the US with service men's signatures in derelict buildings at former US Air Force base RAF Flixton, Suffolk.

USAAF Murals

©Si Barber 07739 472 922. A mural depicting states of the US with service men's signatures in derelict buildings at former US Air Force base RAF Flixton, Suffolk.

USAAF Murals

©Si Barber 07739 472 922. A mural depicting states of the US with service men's signatures in derelict buildings at former US Air Force base RAF Flixton, Suffolk.

USAAF Murals

©Si Barber 07739 472 922. A mural depicting states of the US with service men's signatures in derelict buildings at former US Air Force base RAF Flixton, Suffolk.

USAAF Murals

©Si Barber 07739 472 922. A mural depicting states of the US with service men's signatures in derelict buildings at former US Air Force base RAF Flixton, Suffolk.

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©Si Barber 07739 472 922. A sign in the quartermaster's stores now derelict buildings at former US Air Force base RAF Flixton, Suffolk.

USAAF Murals

©Si Barber 07739 472 922. A sign in the quartermaster's stores now derelict buildings at former US Air Force base RAF Flixton, Suffolk.

USAAF Murals

©Si Barber 07739 472 922. A sign in the PX or camp shop, now derelict buildings at former US Air Force base RAF Flixton, Suffolk.

USAAF Murals

©Si Barber 07739 472 922. A sign in the PX or camp shop, now derelict buildings at former US Air Force base RAF Flixton, Suffolk.

USAAF Murals

©Si barber/07739 472 922 A mural depicting Christ (detail) by Bud Doyle of 389th Bomber Group painted during World War 2 at the then Air Base Hethel in Norfolk.

USAAF Murals

©Si barber/07739 472 922 A mural depicting Christ (detail) by Bud Doyle of 389th Bomber Group painted during World War 2 at the then Air Base Hethel in Norfolk.

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©Si barber/07739 472 922 A mural depicting Christ (detail) by Bud Doyle of 389th Bomber Group painted during World War 2 at the then Air Base Hethel in Norfolk.

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©Si Barber 07739 472 922. Murals in the former NCO's club at RAF Horham, Suffolk, painted by Nathan Bindler of the 95th Bomber Group between 1943-45.

USAAF Murals

©Si Barber 07739 472 922. Murals in the former NCO's club at RAF Horham, Suffolk, painted by Nathan Bindler of the 95th Bomber Group between 1943-45.

USAAF Murals

©Si Barber 07739 472 922. Murals in the former NCO's club at RAF Horham, Suffolk, painted by Nathan Bindler of the 95th Bomber Group between 1943-45.

USAAF Murals

©Si Barber 07739 472 922. Murals in the former NCO's club at RAF Horham, Suffolk, painted by Nathan Bindler of the 95th Bomber Group between 1943-45.

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©Si Barber 07739 472 922. Murals in the former NCO's club at RAF Horham, Suffolk, painted by Nathan Bindler of the 95th Bomber Group between 1943-45.

USAAF Murals

?Si Barber 07739 472 922. Murals in the former NCO's club at RAF Horham, Suffolk, painted by Nathan Bindler of the 95th Bomber Group between 1943-45.

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©Si Barber 07739 472 922. Murals in the former guardroom at RAF Horham, Suffolk, home to the 95th Bomber Group between 1943-45. They show a military policeman marching a GI up a hill.

USAAF Murals

©Si Barber 07739 472 922. Murals in the former guardroom at RAF Horham, Suffolk, home to the 95th Bomber Group between 1943-45. They show a military policeman marching a GI up a hill.

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©Si Barber 07739 472 922. Derelict serviceman's accomodation at RAF Horham, Suffolk, home to the 95th Bomber Group between 1943-45.

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©Si Barber 07739 472 922. Derelict serviceman's accomodation at RAF Horham, Suffolk, home to the 95th Bomber Group between 1943-45.

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©Si Barber 07739 472 922. A mission log pencilled onto a wall at RAF Parham, Suffolk. The log details twelve bombing raids over Berlin, Dresden and others, and notes the end of the war.

USAAF MURALS

©Si Barber 07739 472 922. A mission log pencilled onto a wall at RAF Parham, Suffolk. The log details twelve bombing raids over Berlin, Dresden and others, and notes the end of the war.

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©Si Barber 07739 472 922. Detail of mural depicting a woman and a musical score painted by USAAF servicemen during World War 2 at RAF Parham, Bungay,UK.

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© Si Barber 07739 472 922 Murals by 44th/319th Bombardment Group painted during World War 2 at the then Air Base Shipdham in Norfolk.

USAAF Murals

© Si Barber 07739 472 922 Murals by 44th/319th Bombardment Group painted during World War 2 at the then Air Base Shipdham in Norfolk.

USAAF Murals

© Si Barber 07739 472 922 Murals by 44th/319th Bombardment Group painted during World War 2 at the then Air Base Shipdham in Norfolk.

USAAF Murals

© Si Barber 07739 472 922 Murals by 44th/319th Bombardment Group painted during World War 2 at the then Air Base Shipdham in Norfolk.

USAAF Murals

© Si Barber 07739 472 922 Murals by 44th/319th Bombardment Group painted during World War 2 at the then Air Base Shipdham in Norfolk.

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© Si Barber 07739 472 922 Murals by 44th/319th Bombardment Group painted during World War 2 at the then Air Base Shipdham in Norfolk.

USAAF Murals

© Si Barber 07739 472 922 Murals by 44th/319th Bombardment Group painted during World War 2 at the then Air Base Shipdham in Norfolk.

USAAF Murals

© Si Barber 07739 472 922 Murals by 44th/319th Bombardment Group painted during World War 2 at the then Air Base Shipdham in Norfolk.

USAAF Murals

© Si Barber 07739 472 922 Murals by 44th/319th Bombardment Group painted during World War 2 at the then Air Base Shipdham in Norfolk.

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© Si Barber 07739 472 922 Murals by 44th/319th Bombardment Group painted during World War 2 at the then Air Base Shipdham in Norfolk.

USAAF Murals

© Si Barber 07739 472 922 Murals by 44th/319th Bombardment Group painted during World War 2 at the then Air Base Shipdham in Norfolk.

USAAF Murals

© Si Barber 07739 472 922 Murals by 44th/319th Bombardment Group painted during World War 2 at the then Air Base Shipdham in Norfolk.