TM3295 : Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress "Sally B"

taken 4 years ago, near to Thwaite st Mary, Norfolk, Great Britain

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress "Sally B"
Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress "Sally B"
Pictured at the Seething Charity Air Day, with its bomb doors open. "Sally B" is the UK's last remaining airworthy Flying Fortress aircraft, maintained and flown as a memorial to the 79,000 Allied airmen who lost their lives in Europe during the Second World War. The aircraft is permanently based at the Imperial War Museum Duxford, where visitors can see the aircraft on display every day throughout the year. For a detailed history read: LinkExternal link. The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress is a four-engine heavy bomber aircraft developed in the 1930s for the United States Army Air Corps (USAAC) and was primarily used by the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) in the daylight precision strategic bombing campaign of World War II against German industrial and military targets.
Seething Charity Air Day
A Charity Air Day is organised every year with the aim to raise as much money as possible for chosen charities, the East Anglian Air Ambulance and East Anglia's Children's Hospice and to provide a platform for local charitable organisations on which to promote their cause. It is also a good day out for young and old. The Seething Control Tower Museum, housed in the restored Second World Ward watch office, is also open to visitors.
Seething Airfield :: TM3195
Built by John Laing & Sons in 1942/43 to the standard Class A requirement for heavy bombers, Seething airfield was initially known as RAF 258 Seething. After the arrival of the United States Army Air Forces Eighth Air Force 448th Bombardment Group (Heavy) it became USAAF Station 146.

After the last Americans had left in June/July 1945, the airfield was used for storing bombs and munitions. In 1947, part of the buildings on the Hospital site were converted into temporary dwellings and most of the land was returned to agriculture. The eastern section, including part of the main runway, is currently Seething Airfield, home to the Waveney Flying Group. The former Control tower has since been restored and now houses a memorial museum. The Seething Control Tower Museum is open on the first Sunday of the month from May to October. LinkExternal link.

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Date Taken
Sunday, 6 September, 2015   (more nearby)
Monday, 7 September, 2015
Geographical Context
Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 3201 9565 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:30.5600N 1:25.0504E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TM 3209 9570
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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