TG2713 : Blast shelter in the nettles

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

Blast shelter in the nettles
Blast shelter in the nettles
One of several brick-built blast shelters on the former Site 5 (Accommodation) of RAF Rackheath, which was an active airfield 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
Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 2774 1306 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:40.0425N 1:22.0000E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 2772 1306
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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