About Us

Originally a small, privately built farmhouse constructed just before the start of the Second World War, the building that now makes up the Flying Fortress Public House is steeped in local history. When the American Air Force arrived in East Anglia, the fields of Rougham were ideally suited for the setting of an airfield and the building was commandeered by the U.S. 8th Air Force 1942-1945, used as a Technical Stores by them for the duration of the war on the newly created Rougham Airfield. The Pub building was situated just inside the perimeter of the actual airfield, and photographs once displayed around the pub (see below for a few examples) showed the pub, the airfield, the B17 bombers and many aircrew from all those years ago. If you would like to know more, then please contact them!