TF8606 : New housing in North Pickenham

taken 7 years ago, near to North Pickenham, Norfolk, Great Britain

New housing in North Pickenham
New housing in North Pickenham
The houses stand on RAF Pickenham's former Mess site (Site 4). The memorial seen in the foreground commemorates the squadrons based here during the war.
RAF North Pickenham (USAAF Station 143)

The aerodrome at North Pickenham was constructed in 1943/44 for the use of the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) Eighth Air Force and designated USAAF Station 143. The first group to move onto the airfield was the 492nd Bombardment Group (Heavy), flying Liberator bomber aircraft. Due to heavy losses the group was transferred in August 1944, and the 491st BG replaced it.

After the war, the airfield was returned to the RAF and it was closed in 1949. In December 1958 however, the station was transferred from Home Command to Bomber Command in preparation for its used as a Thor missile site. After the missile site was dismantled in 1963 the field was closed for good and finally sold off in 1967. See also: Link

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Date Taken
Saturday, 2 August, 2014   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 2 August, 2014
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Housing, Dwellings 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 860 065 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:37.5111N 0:44.8301E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TF 860 066
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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