RAF Tibenham became home to the 445th Bombardment Group (Heavy) with B-24’s and on December 13, 1943, launched their initial raid on submarine pens at Kiel. The 445th bombed defensive installations on D-Day to assist ground forces. During the Battle of the Bulge, it bombed communications centers and fixed emplacements. The 445th flew its final combat mission on April 25, 1945. Today, RAF Tibenham is home to the Norfolk Gliding Club which uses the same runways, albeit now with numbers on them. During the War, no runway was numbered in order to not tip off the enemy.
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