The Nissen Hut

This Nissen Hut is one of the British temporary structures that served the allied forces in England during WWII as housing, administrative, and work shops.

It was erected by the Royal Air Force near Saffron Walden, Essex, England on the Debden Aerodrome which became the home of the 4th Figher Group, the 8th AF, U.S. Air Force from 1942 to 1945. It served as the off-duty gathering place for enlisted men of the 4th Group, and was known as the "Belly Tank."

The 4th Fighter Group participated in six campaigns in the European Theather, and was officially credited with the destruction of 1017 enemy aircraft.

The Association of the 4th Fighter Group pays homage to the RAF for donating the hut to the U.S. Air Force Museum, and to the museum for its erection and reconstruction.

Dedicated June 18th, 1983

For additional information, visit the website:
http://www.wartimememories.co.uk/airfields/debden.html