TG2812 : Holy Trinity church - RAF Rackheath museum room

taken 2 years ago, near to New Rackheath, Norfolk, Great Britain

Holy Trinity church - RAF Rackheath museum room
Holy Trinity church - RAF Rackheath museum room
This watercolour depicts the B-24 Liberator bomber aircraft nicknamed Witchcraft (serial number 42-52534, Q2-M) which is famous for completing the most missions of any Second Air Division aircraft 130. "Witchcraft" received over 300 flak holes, had thirteen engine changes, had to go to the Sub Depot twice for repairs. In her remarkable career not a man was injured or killed in her. "Witchcraft" returned to the United States in June 45, one of five original Group aircraft that did so. Not all of its activities were military however: on one occasion it was flown up to an altitude of 18,000 feet in order to freeze ice cream made out of powdered milk.

The church in the background is All Saints, the parish church of the village of Salhouse > LinkExternal link. The road is the B1140 (Bell Lane).

As well as Sunday worship, family communion and Sunday Club, the church > LinkExternal link is also used for local clubs and activities, for example the Rackheath Youth Club, Parent and Toddler group and the Rackheath WI (Women's Institute). A small museum containing photographs of the nearby Rackheath aerodrome is housed in an adjoining room.
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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Thursday, 9 June, 2016   (more nearby)
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Thursday, 9 June, 2016
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