TM2072 : Where aircraft once used to take off

taken 3 years ago, near to Horham, Suffolk, Great Britain

Where aircraft once used to take off
Where aircraft once used to take off
View along the main runway of RAF Horham, which was an active airfield during WW2. Today the runway is used mainly by farmers to get to the adjacent fields but seemingly they do not use the central strip, which is consequently populated by mosses, grasses and Rock Stonecrop (Sedum forsterianum).
RAF Horham (USAAF Station 119)
RAF Horham is located to the south-east of Eye and straddles the parishes of Denham, Horham, Redlingfield and Hoxne. Built for the Royal Air Force (RAF) it was one of the earliest heavy bomber bases opened in East Anglia. In 1942, the base was handed over to the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) and designated Station 119. The aerodrome's history and a number of original buildings are preserved at two local museums - the 95th Bomb Group Hospital Museum > LinkExternal link and the nearby 95th Bomb Group Museum > LinkExternal link.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 11 June, 2015   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 12 June, 2015
Geographical Context
Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening  Roads, Road transport  Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 2024 7297 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:18.6386N 1:13.7673E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 2007 7289
View Direction
East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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