TM3294 : Ruined building in the woods

taken 4 years ago, near to Thwaite st Mary, Norfolk, Great Britain

Ruined building in the woods
Ruined building in the woods
This was the location of Site 12, one of two neighbouring camps intended to be used by the WAAF (Women's Auxiliary Air Force). Throughout the war these two sites were occupied by USAAF squadrons.
Seething Airfield :: TM3195
Built by John Laing & Sons in 1942/43 to the standard Class A requirement for heavy bombers, Seething airfield was initially known as RAF 258 Seething. After the arrival of the United States Army Air Forces Eighth Air Force 448th Bombardment Group (Heavy) it became USAAF Station 146.

After the last Americans had left in June/July 1945, the airfield was used for storing bombs and munitions. In 1947, part of the buildings on the Hospital site were converted into temporary dwellings and most of the land was returned to agriculture. The eastern section, including part of the main runway, is currently Seething Airfield, home to the Waveney Flying Group. The former Control tower has since been restored and now houses a memorial museum. The Seething Control Tower Museum is open on the first Sunday of the month from May to October. LinkExternal link.

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Date Taken
Friday, 6 June, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 28 June, 2014
Geographical Context
Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 3280 9467 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:30.0122N 1:25.7064E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 3276 9467
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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