TM1374 : Fuzing Point Shed

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

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Fuzing Point Shed
Fuzing Point Shed
One of the aerodrome's Fuzing Point sheds has survived on the former bomb and ammunitions storage area. Today it is in farm use.
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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TM1374, 71 images   (more nearby search)
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 3 June, 2015   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 4 June, 2015
Geographical Context
Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening  Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 1356 7446 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:19.5993N 1:7.9540E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 1359 7445
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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