TF8606 : 491st and 492nd Bomb Group Memorial

taken 4 years ago, near to North Pickenham, Norfolk, Great Britain

491st and 492nd Bomb Group Memorial
491st and 492nd Bomb Group Memorial
The memorial is situated on the former Mess site (Site 4) of RAF North Pickenham > LinkExternal link.
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: LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Saturday, 2 August, 2014   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 2 August, 2014
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Historic sites and artefacts 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 8606 0660 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:37.5161N 0:44.8482E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TF 8608 0660
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