TM1475 : Farm track to Nick's Lane

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

Farm track to Nick's Lane
Farm track to Nick's Lane
The track follows one of the old concreted roads constructed during WW2, which linked the dispersed camp sites of RAF Eye with each other. The turn-off to Site 2 can be seen in mid-distance (at left). This section of road leads past the former Mess site.
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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TM1475, 39 images   (more nearby search)
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Date Taken
Saturday, 6 June, 2015   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 6 June, 2015
Geographical Context
Roads, Road transport 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 1436 7578 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:20.2915N 1:8.7077E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 1439 7574
View Direction
North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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