TG2812 : Rackheath village sign

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

Rackheath village sign
Rackheath village sign
The B-24 Liberator bomber aircraft depicted at left commemorates the village's history when nearby RAF Rackheath was one of the aerodromes used by the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) during WW2.
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)
Submitted
Friday, 29 August, 2014
Geographical Context
Village, Rural settlement 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 2855 1259 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:39.7690N 1:22.6978E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 2857 1257
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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