TM0784 : World War II Military Buildings

taken 11 years ago, near to Fersfield, Norfolk, Great Britain

World War II Military Buildings
World War II Military Buildings
The road from Fersfield passes through the Camp Area to the south of the WWII USAAF airfield and it is here that remains of many Nissen huts and other buildings which accommodated the personnel can be seen. The Airfield closed in 1946 but the road signs point to it as if it was still in operation. This is part of our history and the evidence is slowly disappearing.

The airfield was a satellite of Knettishall Station and was at one time used by the 388th Bombardment Group in the joint USAAF/USN project Aphrodite to use stripped down flying fortress bombers as explosive packed, radio controlled flying bombs. Pilots would take-off manually and then parachute to safety leaving the bomber under the control of another aircraft and then flown to its target in Europe. The project was not a great success.

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Date Taken
Sunday, 25 February, 2007   (more nearby)
Sunday, 25 February, 2007
Airfield (disused)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 071 841 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:24.9605N 1:2.6860E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TM 071 841
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