491st Bombardment Group at Metfield
There are several good histories of the 491st Bomb Group available for use in the Second Air Division Memorial Library.
Among those histories are:
- 491st Bombardment Group (H), Inc. Ringmasters: History of the 491st Bombardment Group (H)
- Peter Bodle: The 492nd and 491st Bomb Groups in Norfolk: A Pictorial History
- 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