TG2712 : Overgrown blast shelter

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

Overgrown blast shelter
Overgrown blast shelter
On the former Mess site (Site 6) of RAF Rackheath, which used to be an active airfield during WW2. A number of blast shelters can still be found here, and the one depicted here is situated right beside the road. The two slight humps at right mark its entrance.
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 2799 1286 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:39.9286N 1:22.2131E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 2797 1285
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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