2007

SJ5691 : RAF USAF Burtonwood

taken 17 years ago, near to Burtonwood, Warrington, England

RAF USAF Burtonwood
RAF USAF Burtonwood
These old aircraft hangars were once part of the RAF Burtonwood Airbase where the main runway now forms the base of the M62 motorway.
RAF Burtonwood was once the largest military base in Europe during World War II, processing over 11,500 aircraft between 1943 and 1945 alone, but beyond that it was responsible for the support of initially the United States of America 8th Air Force, then additionally the 9th and ultimately the 12th and 15th Air Forces as well. Over 35,000 men were under the direct control of Burtonwood with 18,500 on the huge base itself.
The old aircraft hangars above were demolished in 2008 Link
The M62 SJ5791 : M62 Junction 8 built on an old runway slices through the middle of the old air base.

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Category: Airfield (disused)
This photo is linked from: Automatic Clusters: · Hangars [4] · M62 Motorway [4] · Air [2] · RAF Burtonwood [2] Other Photos: · Royal Mail Depot · Memphis Belle · Marks and Spencer Store ·
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SJ5691, 23 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Photographer
Paul Anderson   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Saturday, 28 July, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 28 July, 2007
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 568 913 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:25.0200N 2:39.0236W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 569 913
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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