TM1274 : View along the main runway (03/21) at Eye airfield

taken 7 years ago, near to Yaxley, Suffolk, Great Britain

View along the main runway (03/21) at Eye airfield
View along the main runway (03/21) at Eye airfield
The runway is now the access road into the Oaksmere Business Park.
RAF Eye (USAAF Station 134)

The aerodrome at Eye was one of the last wartime airfields to be built in Suffolk. It was opened on 1 May 1944 and used by the 490th Bombardment Group of the US Army Air Forces. The group formed part of the 8th Air Force's 3rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) and had the lowest loss rate of all the 8th USAAF bombardment groups.

In November 1945 the aerodrome was transferred to RAF Bomber Command and finally sold off by the Air Ministry during 1962/63. Over the years parts of the airfield including the former Technical site were developed into an industrial area. A handful of the original buildings have survived on the Technical site. The remaining land is once again mainly in agricultural use.

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Date Taken
Wednesday, 3 June, 2015   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 4 June, 2015
Geographical Context
Roads, Road transport  Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 1295 7469 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:19.7374N 1:7.4265E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 1283 7431
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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