453rd Bombardment Group at Old Buckenham
Bibliography and websites
There are several good histories of the 453rd Bomb Group available for use in the Second Air Division Memorial Library.
Among those histories are:
- Michael D Benarcik: In Search of Peace: A review of Events and Emotional Experiences endured by the 8th Air Force Bombardment Groups during World War II
- Peter Bodle and Tony North: The 453rd Bomb Group in Norfolk: A Pictorial History
- Andy Low (comp): The Liberator Men of "Old Buc"
Information about the individual bases comes from from George H Fox's 8th Air Force Remembered: An illustrated guide to the memorials, memorabilia and main airfields of the US 8th Air Force in England in WW2 (London: ISO Publications, 1991).
For more on the history of the airfield, see:
- Martin Bowman: Bomber Bases of WW2: 2nd Air Division 8th Air Force USAAF 1942-45
- Michael Bowyer: Action Stations Revisited: No 1 Eastern England
- Ken Delve: The Military Airfields of Britain: East Anglia (Norfolk and Suffolk)
- Roger Freeman: Airfields of the Eighth Then and Now
If you're interested in the history of the 453rd and Old Buckenham Airfield, you may also find the following websites useful: