493rd Bomb Group Museum Debach Airfield,
Home of Helton's Hellcats Station 152 USAAF 1944 - 1945
If you would like to arrange a visit, please contact us on
Kyson Primary School visit 2018
Open Day 2017
The 493rd BG Museum at Debach is proud to be associated with the "Fighting 493rd BG Association" in the U.S.A.
“The Last but the Best”
Debach was one of the last 8th Air Force heavy bomber stations to be occupied by the American 8th Army Air Force.
Debach is situated 3 miles north-west of Woodbridge with some of the sites located in the adjoining village of Burgh. The pronunciation of Debach was always a problem for uninitiated Americans, who invariably referred to “Dee-bark” – locals have always pronounced it as “Deb-idge”.
This site, hopefully, illustrates to you the history of the 493rd Bomb Group, the restoration of the airfield and memories of the brave men who served here.
We are now closed for the winter
To reopen in April, 2019
Thank you all for your support in 2018
The Control Tower Museum will be open on the last Sundays in the
months of April, May, June, July, August and September.
11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Additional opening time - During the 'Open Season' Wednesdays 11.00 till 3.00.
Please use Drabbs Lane entrance.
Contact us before you arrive as this is a working day at the Museum.
Entrance free - but donations are appreciated
Group visits welcomed - by appointment
Please note - the museum site has limited facilities for people with disabilities - wheelchair access to the Home Front building, the Nissen building, the Fire Station, the lower floor of the Control Tower, the Visitor's Centre and a specified washroom with wheelchair access.