TF8505 : Old concreted road

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

Old concreted road
Old concreted road
This road leads through the former Administrative/HQ site of RAF North Pickenham. The Operations block, the Norden bombsight building and a couple of sheds have survived here, albeit neglected and much overgrown. Concrete platforms mark the locations of some other buildings that once stood here.
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
Roads, Road transport  Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 8554 0594 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:37.1711N 0:44.3656E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 8553 0592
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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