The Control Tower was the focal point of the USAAF Station 165. Pilots and ground staff would come together at the Tower and watch anxiously as their friends left and returned from dangerous bomber and fighter missions into occupied France. Sadly, not all the aircraft that left the airfield would return.

The airfield and its American military community had a significant impact on life in Hadstock, and brought the local residents closer to the daily conflict of the war. Today, The Control Tower is a private home, and the owners are collating as much information as they can about the wartime history of the airfield. Visit their website here to see the photos, artefacts and other information they have gathered so far.

Click here to visit the Control Tower website