Rougham Control Tower. Previous known namely as RAF Bury St Edmunds). Is a former RAF station, situated 3 miles east of the Suffolk market town of Bury St Edmunds. The airfield built 1941 and 1942 had three intersecting concrete runways. As well as that, the main runway was 2000 yards long and run in an East to West direction.
Designed for a United States Army Airforce unit (USAAF) bomb group. Fifty concrete hardstands constructed off the encircling perimeter track. Two T2-type hangars built. One on each side of the airfield. In addition, accommodation provided for some 3,000 personnel in Nissen.
The airfield opened in September 1942 and subsequently used by the USAAF Eighth Air Force. Also, Bury St Edmunds gave USAAF designation Station 468 (BU).
A disastrous mission to the Netherlands on Monday, 17 May. The group sent 11 aircraft on a similar operation. From which none penetrating the enemy coast, returned. 60 crewmen died due to flak and interceptors.
Group morale sunk when, on the 29th of May. A B-26 crashed at the airfield killing the crew and damaging a hangar.