TM1880 : USAAF Headquarters site - Speech broadcast centre

taken 9 years ago, near to Upper Street, Norfolk, Great Britain

USAAF Headquarters site - Speech broadcast centre
USAAF Headquarters site - Speech broadcast centre
View of the interior of the Speech broadcast centre > Link.

During the war, RAF Thorpe Abbotts (USAAF station 139) was home to airmen of the 100th Bomb Group. There used to be some seventy such sites spread across East Anglia, which for two years during World War II had become launch pads for USAAF's bombing raids into occupied Europe. Each airfield was home to 2000-3000 airmen, most of them volunteers. These sites became known as 'The Fields of Little America' - this is one of them. The 100th Bomb Group Memorial Museum, dedicated to the USAAF's famous 'Bloody Hundredth' Bomb Group of WWII, is housed in the original airfield control tower > Link near Thorpe Abbotts: LinkExternal link (Archive LinkExternal link )

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Date Taken
Saturday, 2 April, 2011   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 28 May, 2014
Geographical Context
Derelict, Disused  Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 1845 8036 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:22.6614N 1:12.4825E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 1846 8037
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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