TM4077 : Air raid shelter on Site 10

taken 5 years ago, near to Holton, Suffolk, Great Britain

Air raid shelter on Site 10
Air raid shelter on Site 10
This used to be the RAF/USAAF Sick quarters site and nothing else has remained standing here. The shelter, a Stanton, had room for 50 people. For an interior view see > Link.
RAF Halesworth (USAAF Station 365)
The airfield is occasionally also referred to as Holton airfield. Built in 1942/43 as a Class A bomber base, the main runway was 1,8 kilometres (6000 feet) long and the dispersed camps accommodated about 3000 personnel. The first unit to be based here was the 56th Fighter Group (FG) which arrived from RAF Horsham St Faith (now Norwich International Airport) in July 1943. The 489th Bombardment Group (Heavy) took over later, and in January 1945 the 5th Emergency Rescue Squadron moved in.

The airfield was closed for flying in February 1946 and in 1963 it was purchased by Bernard Matthews Farms Ltd. More recently the runways were broken up for aggregate and a large solar farm now occupies much of the former airfield. See also: Link
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TM4077, 204 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Monday, 30 June, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 1 July, 2014
Geographical Context
Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 4050 7755 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:20.5949N 1:31.7611E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 4052 7753
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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