TM1374 : Muck stored on the southern perimeter track of RAF Eye

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

Muck stored on the southern perimeter track of RAF Eye
Muck stored on the southern perimeter track of RAF Eye
RAF Eye was an active airfield during WW2.
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
Saturday, 4 June, 2016   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 4 June, 2016
Geographical Context
Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 1358 7489 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:19.8304N 1:7.9879E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 1359 7479
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