TG2813 : Witchcraft Way (road sign)

taken 2 years ago, near to Rackheath, Norfolk, Great Britain

Witchcraft Way (road sign)
Witchcraft Way (road sign)
This is only a very short road leading to the restored and converted Watch office (Control tower) of RAF Rackheath > LinkExternal link and the name refers to a B-24 Liberator bomber aircraft nicknamed Witchcraft which is famous for completing the most missions of any Second Air Division aircraft 130 > LinkExternal link.

To the left of the sign, a footpath marker can be glimpsed in the hedge. The path follows Witchcraft Way, turning northwards by the converted Watch office and then traversing the former flying field > LinkExternal link before it emerges on Muck Lane by Dakenham Hall.
RAF Rackheath (USAAF Station 145)
Rackheath aerodrome was built by John Laing & Son Ltd on the estate of Sir Edward Stracy of Rackheath Hall. Built to the specifications of a Class-A heavy bomber airfield it was used by the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF). The station opened in March 1944 and was designated USAAF Station 145. The station became the home of the 467th Bombardment Group (Heavy), the third group in the 96th Combat Wing, Second Bombardment Division (later Air Division) of the Eighth Air Force of the United States Strategic Air Forces in Europe (USSTAF). See also: LinkExternal link

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Date Taken
Sunday, 10 July, 2016   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 10 July, 2016
Geographical Context
Roads, Road transport 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 2828 1366 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:40.3520N 1:22.5032E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TG 2828 1367
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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