TM1881 : 100th Bomb Group Memorial

taken 4 years ago, near to Upper Street, Norfolk, Great Britain

100th Bomb Group Memorial
100th Bomb Group Memorial
The plaque is embedded in the north wall of the Watch office > LinkExternal link.

The airfield has long since been returned to agriculture and the farmers make use of the concrete tracks and hardstandings. During WWII the village of Thorpe Abbotts became home to an airbase with the designation 139, Thorpe Abbotts. It was built in 1942 for the RAF by John Laing & Sons Ltd but was handed over to the Americans. The 100th Bombardment Group (Heavy) arrived in June 1943 when construction work was barely finished. The unit bombed airfields, industries, marshalling yards, and missile sites in western Europe and completed a series of attacks against Berlin in March 1944. The 100th Bomb Group Memorial Museum, dedicated to the USAAF's famous 'Bloody Hundredth' Bomb Group of WWII, is housed in the original airfield control tower near Thorpe Abbotts: LinkExternal link . The airfield consisted of 50 hardstandings, three intersecting runways and it had two T-2 hangars which were erected adjacent to the technical site.

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Saturday, 9 August, 2014   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 9 August, 2014
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OSGB36: geotagged! TM 1871 8132 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:23.1722N 1:12.7489E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TM 1871 8135
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