TM1873 : Recovered WW2 flight jacket

taken 3 years ago, near to Denham Street, Suffolk, Great Britain

Recovered  WW2 flight jacket
Recovered WW2 flight jacket
Three of originally four engines > LinkExternal link and some other remains, including the flight jacket depicted here, of the 95th Bomb Group's B-17G Flying Fortress bomber aircraft have recently found a new home at the 95th Bomb Group Hospital Museum > LinkExternal link. The aircraft was named "Junior" and had crashed in Holland but fortunately the crew had baled out, and after being taken prisoner returned to the US after the war.

The museum is situated at Shingle Hill Corner near Horham, on the former Sick quarters site. It is a completely restored airfield hospital dating from WW2, when the 95th BG (USAAF) was stationed at nearby RAF Horham.
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
Historic sites and artefacts  Educational sites 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 1845 7375 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:19.1015N 1:12.2248E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TM 1847 7375
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