TM1576 : 490th Bomb Group (USAAF) memorial plaque

taken 6 years ago, near to Brome Street, Suffolk, Great Britain

490th Bomb Group (USAAF) memorial plaque
490th Bomb Group (USAAF) memorial plaque
It is affixed to the wall in front of the memorial shelter in The Street, by the Brome Street village hall. For a wider view of this location see > Link.
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
Sunday, 7 June, 2015   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 7 June, 2015
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Historic sites and artefacts 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 1534 7663 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:20.7263N 1:9.6021E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TM 1533 7662
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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