493rd Bomb Group Museum Debach Airfield,
Home of Helton's Hellcats Station 152 USAAF 1944 - 1945
Jeep Day - 28th September see events page for details
Archaeology Training Day - 2nd November See News page for details
If you would like to arrange a visit, please contact us.
Suffolk MVT visit
This is the "Fire Station" before restoration started. To see how this looks now ... click onto the museum page.
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.
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 times - see news page
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.