Dunkeswell Memorial Museum

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Key Facts

Location:
Dunkeswell, Devon
SatNav: Region:
EX14 4PG Devon & Cornwall
Country:
United Kingdom
Admission:
Public
Category: Only Aviation:
General Yes
Aircraft Exhibits: Status:
circa. 0 Closed

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What’s Here

The history of Dunkeswell airfield and its resident units is portrayed in this museum – including the PB4Y Liberators operated from here by the US Navy. A collection of local aviation artefacts is on display.
Unfortunately, this museum was forced to close in March 2012 but the owners are actively pursuing the purchase of the former administration buildings on the airfield site. The exhibits are currently in store.

Directions

Dunkeswell Aerodrome, north of Honiton, Devon.

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Visiting

Opening Hours:

This attraction closed in March 2012.

Admission:

See official website for details.

Amenities:

Not applicable at the moment.

Outside view of the previous museum building.
(photo, DMM)
The upstairs display area.
(photo, DMM)

List of Aircraft Exhibits

Displayed I.D. Aircraft Type Real Identity Condition Status
None at present

More Information

Dunkeswell Memorial Museum, Flightway Business Park, Unit C4, Seabee Place, Dunkeswell, Nr Honiton, Devon, EX14 4PG. Tel: 01404 891943. e-mail: dmmsecretary@btinternet.com

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6 thoughts on “Dunkeswell Memorial Museum

  1. On Thursday afternoon at about 1500hrs I saw a WW2 small twin engined small bomber with de H tail fins.Please can you name these aircraft for me.It was flying over Feniton.Many Thanks

  2. The aircraft was most likely a Beechcraft C-45 Expediter. An example in RAF Far East Theatre colours is based at Dunkeswell. C-45s were used by the USAAF and US Navy during the war as light transports. A number of C-45s were based at Dunkeswell along with Liberators and Catalinas.

  3. Greetings Dunkeswell!! My Father Lewis Foytlin was stationed at the Dunkeswell base during WWII as a US Navy crew member on a B24 Liberator—will be touring UK in May-June this year and thought of visiting your area about the 3rd week of June–would like to take a train from London and plan to spend the day–is this possible?–just want to walk in my Dads footsteps—please advise—Regards–Marlene Kearney—Raleigh,NC USA

  4. My father Harry Hamilton Brown, Jr., was assigned to the British Coastal Command as part of Crew #8, 114 Squadron, flying out of Dunkeswell. I have a couple of wonderful photos of dad and his crew (dad was the NCO in charge of their Navy PB4Y-1 bomber, converted from a B-24 Liberator.

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