TG2813 : View along Bidwell Road from Liberator Close

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

View along Bidwell Road from Liberator Close
View along Bidwell Road from Liberator Close
The memorial stone dedicated to the 467th Bombardment Group, which was based at RAF Rackheath when it was an active airfield during WW2, can be seen left of centre. The memorial is located on the Rackheath Industrial Estate which occupies the former Technical site. For a close-up view of the memorial stone 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
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Roads, Road transport 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 2827 1395 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:40.5084N 1:22.5063E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 2832 1397
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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