Control Tower

"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

Events Diary
(All events subject to Covid Restrictions at the time of the event)

September 26thJeep/Vehicle Day
Debach museum Jeep day road run will take place on Sunday 26th September 11.00 to 4.00 pm. Come and join us as a visitor, Military vehicle owner or re-enactor. Camping is free at the weekend for military vehicle owners and re-enactors. We have new shower! The museum building will be open and it free. We have had as many as 114 military vehicles at previous road runs.

Museum Openings

Sunday Open Days
The Control Tower Museum will normally be open 11:00am to 4:00pm on the last Sundays in the months of...
April, May, June, July, August & September
See above for details...(or visit the events page)

Additional Opening Times

During the 'Open Season' Wednesdays 11.00am to 3.00pm.
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
  • Ample parking
  • 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.

Group Visits

We can cater for groups of any size and age (children must be accompanied by suitable ratio of adults).


If you would like to arrange a visit,
please contact us on  07850 078432

Kyson Primary School visit 2018
Kyson Primary School visit 2018

Rosie the Riveters
Rosie the Riveters

EADT 1143rd Military Police Company
EADT 1143rd Military Police Company

Fighting 493rd BG Association.

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