TF9905 : Headquarters site at RAF Shipdham

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

Headquarters site at RAF Shipdham
Headquarters site at RAF Shipdham
Most of the barrack huts and offices on this site have since been converted into private dwellings such as the one depicted here.
RAF Shipdham (USAAF Station 115)
Constructed in 1941/42, Shipdham airfield was the first US heavy bomber base in Norfolk and from September 1942 to June 1945 it was also the location of the headquarters of the 14th Combat Bombardment Wing, 2nd Air Division, VIII Bomber Command (later the Eighth Air Force).

The first unit to use the airfield was the 319th Bombardment Group (Medium), followed in October 1942 by the 44th BG (Heavy).

Between 1946 and 1947, the airfield was used as a transit centre for German POWs en route from the United States for repatriation to Germany. By 1963 all of the airfield had been sold and in the summer of 1970 part of it was re-opened to private flying. An industrial estate occupies the south-eastern part.

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TF9905, 32 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Friday, 20 June, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 20 June, 2014
Geographical Context
Housing, Dwellings  Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 9916 0597 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:36.8981N 0:56.4219E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 9917 0595
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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