TG2712 : Ruined building in the woods

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

Ruined building in the woods
Ruined building in the woods
This used to be Colonel Albert Shower's quarters, situated on the edge of the Mess site (Site 6) of RAF Rackheath, which was an active airfield during WW2. Col Shower was the commanding officer (CO) of the 467th Bombardment Group for as long as the USAAF was based at Rackheath. After Colonel James Mahoney's promotion to Deputy CO he also lived here.
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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TG2712, 215 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Friday, 29 August, 2014   (more nearby)
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Friday, 29 August, 2014
Geographical Context
Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 2796 1274 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:39.8647N 1:22.1816E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 2796 1275
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South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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