TG2812 : Holy Trinity church - the Coffey Crew gates

taken 3 years ago, near to New Rackheath, Norfolk, Great Britain

Holy Trinity church - the Coffey Crew gates
Holy Trinity church - the Coffey Crew gates
The Holy Trinity church's > LinkExternal link gates were given to the village in 1986 by the Coffey Crew of the 467th Bombardment Group, who served at RAF Rackheath during WW2. The original gates were damaged by a lorry and this new set of gates were dedicated in 2008. For a view of the memorial plaque affixed to the gate post see > LinkExternal link.
RAF Rackheath (USAAF Station 145)
Rackheath aerodrome was built by John Laing & Son Ltd on the estate of Sir Edward Stracy of Rackheath Hall. Built to the specifications of a Class-A heavy bomber airfield it was used by the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF). The station opened in March 1944 and was designated USAAF Station 145. The station became the home of the 467th Bombardment Group (Heavy), the third group in the 96th Combat Wing, Second Bombardment Division (later Air Division) of the Eighth Air Force of the United States Strategic Air Forces in Europe (USSTAF). See also: LinkExternal link

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Date Taken
Friday, 29 August, 2014   (more nearby)
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Friday, 29 August, 2014
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Historic sites and artefacts 
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OSGB36: geotagged! TG 2853 1259 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:39.7695N 1:22.6801E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TG 2855 1259
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