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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
Type Military Headquarters
Coordinates Latitude: 51.6584
Longitude: -0.3731
Built 1893
In use 1942-1955
Controlled by United States Army Air Forces
United States Air Force
Garrison Eighth Air Force
Third Air Force
Battles/wars European Theatre of World War II
Air Offensive, Europe July 1942 - May 1945

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 | edit source]

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 | edit source]

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

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website http://www.afhra.af.mil/.

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

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