TL9756 : Rattlesden Airfield Memorial

taken 2 months ago, near to Hightown Green, Suffolk, Great Britain

Rattlesden Airfield Memorial
Rattlesden Airfield Memorial
Rattlesden airfield was built in 1942 as a Class A bomber airfield. The airfield had three intersecting concrete runways, perimeter track and, for USAAF use, hardstands for fifty aircraft and two T-2 hangars. Living and messing sites were on the east side of the airfield. The airfield was opened in 1942 and had the designation 126(RS). Rattlesden was originally designated as a satellite for RAF Bury St. Edmunds with both airfields being assigned to the 3rd Bomb Wing. The 447th Bombardment Group (Heavy) arrived from Harvard AAF Nebraska on 29 November 1943. The 447th was assigned a group tail code was a "Square-K". It is for the 477th that the station is best and most fondly remembered.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 31 August, 2017   (more nearby)
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Thursday, 31 August, 2017
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Historic sites and artefacts  People, Events  Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 9720 5696 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:10.5386N 0:52.9571E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TL 9719 5696
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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