WWII Wethersfield began a half century of service to Britain, the United States, and the free world . The history that played out at RAF Wethersfield and the surrounding communities stretches from 1941 and across the twentieth century. That history defines the people who grew up there, those who lived out their lives there, and those who came to serve there.
RAF Wethersfield has a unique heritage that demonstrates the Anglo-American spirit across generations of Essex communities, military families, and RAF and U.S. air and ground forces.
Today the airfield is consecrated ground, a place from which many made the ultimate sacrifice, a place of remembrance for generations who made a difference in the world. Many of the buildings remain scattered across this pleasant meadow land. History lingers here and whispers to us of a time when courage and valor played out from this place.
The runways stretch far into the distance and stand as silent reminders of a time when the future of the world was held in the balance, when stalwart men and women answered the call to serve something larger than themselves. This is their story.