TF9907 : Inside the old control tower

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

Inside the old control tower
Inside the old control tower
Inside the long disused and derelict control tower of RAF Shipdham. For an exterior view see > LinkExternal link.
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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TF9907, 17 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Friday, 20 June, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 20 June, 2014
Geographical Context
Derelict, Disused  Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 9914 0707 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:37.4911N 0:56.4439E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 9913 0709
View Direction
South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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