TG0914 : 466th Bomb Group memorial stone

taken 5 years ago, near to Weston Green, Norfolk, Great Britain

466th Bomb Group memorial stone
466th Bomb Group memorial stone
Situated at the south-western corner of the airfield it commemorates the men of the 466th Bomb Group who were based here during WW2.
RAF Attlebridge (USAAF Station 120)
The Attlebridge aerodrome, named after the nearest railway station, was initially built for the use by No. 2 Group RAF (light bombers). It was completed in August 1942 and used by No. 88 Squadron RAF from August 1941 to September 1942. On 30 September 1942, Attlebridge was assigned to the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) Eighth Air Force's 2nd Bomb Wing and given the USAAF designation of Station 120.

From March 1944, the airfield was used by the 466th Bombardment Group (Heavy) which flew its last mission in April 1945. After the war, the airfield was placed under care and maintenance before being closed in 1950. It was sold during 1959-62 and the runways have since been used for extensive poultry rearing operations.

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Date Taken
Friday, 13 June, 2014   (more nearby)
Friday, 13 June, 2014
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 0973 1460 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:41.3077N 1:6.1041E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TG 0974 1462
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South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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