TF9807 : View across runway 15/33 towards the Aero Club

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

View across runway 15/33 towards the Aero Club
View across runway 15/33 towards the Aero Club
The building seen in the background house the Shipdham Flying Club and the museum.
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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Date Taken
Friday, 20 June, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 20 June, 2014
Geographical Context
Sport, Leisure  Air transport  Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 9815 0794 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:37.9815N 0:55.5989E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 9823 0765
View Direction
North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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