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Dear Mr. Sutton,
Thank you for sharing your question with the History Hub.
According to a quick internet search, Royal Air Force (RAF) Station Raydon was primarily used as a fighter station for the Eighth and Ninth U.S. Army Air Forces (USAAF) during World War II.
We searched the finding aids for the Records of the Adjutant General's Office, 1917- (Record Group 407) and were able to identify two files which might be of interest to you. For the Eighth USAAF, there is a unit history called “The 8th Sees England” (AAF-8-0 28847), and for the Ninth USAAF, there is a unit history called “The 9th Sees France and England” (AAF-9-0 44266).
The Textual Reference Branch at Archives II also has custody of the Records of the Army Air Forces (RG 18), which may have additional information about the UK and the USAAF during World War II. You can contact the Textual Reference Branch directly at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions about these records or to request reproductions of the files.
Finally, you may also wish to contact the American Air Museum in Britain to see if they can offer you further assistance.
Thank you, again, for posting your question to the History Hub, and best of luck with your ongoing search!
Thank you very much for the information-I will certainly be checking it
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What information do you have on UK forces using Raydon in England ? This
airbase was used for US fighter aircraft but my Dad-a British soldier- flew
in a glider from there in WW2
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