TG2814 : From runway to farm track

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

From runway to farm track
From runway to farm track
A small full-width section remaining of the main runway of RAF Rackheath, which was an active airfield during WW2. Where the strip woodland can be seen in the background its width has been reduced to a farm track.
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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TG2814, 17 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Friday, 29 August, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 29 August, 2014
Geographical Context
Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening  Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 2889 1419 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:40.6219N 1:23.0656E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 2885 1410
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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