RAF North Pickenham (USAAF Station 143) :: Shared Description

The aerodrome at North Pickenham was constructed in 1943/44 for the use of the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) Eighth Air Force and designated USAAF Station 143. The first group to move onto the airfield was the 492nd Bombardment Group (Heavy), flying Liberator bomber aircraft. Due to heavy losses the group was transferred in August 1944, and the 491st BG replaced it.

After the war, the airfield was returned to the RAF and it was closed in 1949. In December 1958 however, the station was transferred from Home Command to Bomber Command in preparation for its used as a Thor missile site. After the missile site was dismantled in 1963 the field was closed for good and finally sold off in 1967. See also: Link
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TF8505 : Shed beside Watton Road by Evelyn Simak
TF8506 : Remains of a concreted road by Evelyn Simak
TF8407 : Poultry houses and wind turbines on the old airfield by Evelyn Simak
TF8506 : Former T2 hangar by Evelyn Simak
TF8506 : No industry in the industrial area by Evelyn Simak
TF8505 : The old Operations block by Evelyn Simak
TF8505 : This way to North Pickenham by Evelyn Simak
TF8505 : The old Operations block by Evelyn Simak
TF8506 : This way to North Pickenham by Evelyn Simak
TF8505 : Concrete hardstanding by Evelyn Simak
TF8505 : Old concreted road by Evelyn Simak
TF8506 : Hangar on the former Technical site by Evelyn Simak
TF8606 : New housing in North Pickenham by Evelyn Simak
TF8505 : Shed beside Watton Road by Evelyn Simak
TF8506 : T2 hangar on the former Technical site by Evelyn Simak
TF8506 : The old Operations block by Evelyn Simak
TF8505 : Overgrown M&E plinth by Evelyn Simak
TF8505 : This way to South Pickenham by Evelyn Simak
TF8506 : Skeleton of a large shed by Evelyn Simak
TF8506 : The Norden bombsight building by Evelyn Simak
TF8407 : View across the north-south runway by Evelyn Simak
TF8505 : Waste ground by Evelyn Simak
TF8505 : Warehouse in North Pickenham by Evelyn Simak
TF8507 : Theodolite pillar by Evelyn Simak
TF8505 : An unsafe structure revisited by Evelyn Simak

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Created: Sat, 2 Aug 2014, Updated: Thu, 14 Aug 2014

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