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20-02-2010, 15:17
A site that was at one time earmarked for airfield construction, became an ordnance depot.

Useful link here (http://webapp1.somerset.gov.uk/her/details.asp?prn=14641). Some photos here - post 10 (http://www.airfieldinformationexchange.org/community/showthread.php?t=3813).


Peter Kirk
20-02-2010, 21:23
Marston Magna (the village) is 2.9 miles away at a heading of 190 from the Sparkford site given on the Somerset HER site. I am a little confused as Marston Magna (the village) has its own railhead.

I have attached aerials of both but assume the depot at Marston Magna was elswhere and probably no longer visible on 1947 aerials. Maybe its because I expect a big white arrow pointing to the site :)

21-02-2010, 09:07
The links put the site here. Probably HQ in the village and field storage in the south:


19-05-2010, 19:16
I hope someone is still monitoring this thread about O-680 Marston Magna. It was my father's first command after completing US Army Officer Candidate School, a fact I just discovered while going through my mother's papers following her recent passing. I am interested to learn more facts about Marston Magna -- and especially in contacting anyone who might have known or served with my father (Lt. John A. Pellman) at the depot.

The US Army's official records on my father were destroyed in a fire -- or so they claim -- in the 1980's, so there is no official record of his various assignments. I am therefore trying to piece together the sequence of his military career.

20-05-2010, 09:51
Yes, there will always be some of us monitoring the thread sensei2001 but information is scarce; in fact the USA Archives seem to have more than the British!

Good luck in your quest; if I come across any leads I will post.

P Bellamy
21-12-2012, 22:23
1943 US Army Ord. Dept. site plan:


08-02-2013, 10:32
Courtesy of Fold3: