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    More photos:
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    Thanks for posting these pictures.

    The tower pictures are also shown on the Control Towers website, do you have access to the orginals for when the museum is set up?

    I pass through Bottisham quite a lot and I can never find the buildings in your post, what map ref are these please?

    Brian.

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    Thanks Brian, I scanned all these at the US Air Force Historical Research Center at Maxwell AFB.

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    a view of 376th fighter sqn dispersal in Aug,1944 Bottisham village church tower in background,a flight of B17s flying home. only the church remains in 2006.
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    A P51 of the 361st fighter group lands at bottisham,Little Wilbraham church on left. the church tower is all that remains in 1982.
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    Default RAF/USAAF Bottisham

    Hello Folks,

    Myself and some friends are currently restoring some buildings at the former RAF/USAAF Bottisham site near to Cambridge. If anyone has any items, fittings or photo's that may be useful to our small group, we'd love to have them, or in fact any help to restore the building. Progress is going well, and after much clearing work the building looks great in olive drab! I am moving some of my military vehicles up to Cambridgeshire so's we can offer 'trips' around the old aerodrome in the future. The aim is to have a small museum to the RAF and USAAF that were operating there between 1941 and 1945 (mainly 2 Sqn RAF and the 361st FG 'Yellow Nose' P51 Sqn's).

    I am also working on a project for television ( I am a working Historian) that may involve looking at the old airfields of Bomber Command and the 8th....we are beginning filming soon, and I will post further details nearer to transmission date - it will however be quite poignant and 'help' with some preservation in he eyes of the general public.

    Best wishes,

    Dr Howard Tuck
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    Hi all how about this for a outside bar, taken at Bottisham (376th sqn)


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    Hi all
    A little mishap, even i know the wheels are meant to be on the floor
    Bottisham 1940s


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    Some photos from todays trip around Bottisham. Thanks alot to silksheen and jasonp51d and the others there for an enjoyable day, the museum project looks great so far and if anyone is local to Bottisham then I'd reccommend getting in touch with the guys there so see how you can help out.

    Photos as follows;

    1 - The main entrance to the airfield with the jeep and ambulance waiting to go in


    2 - Driving around the perimeter roads (Thanks to Sean for driving us in his jeep!)


    3 - View across the airfield from the jeep when we stopped on the main runway

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    Richard,

    Thanks for coming on Sunday & great photos.

    25 people came and we raised about 250 for the museum coffers.

    Any help with the restoration of the museum would be much appreciated as we still have a long way to go.

    Already planning another fundraiser for the summer.

    Best regards

    Jason (jasonp51d)
    www.361fg.com
    Last edited by jasonp51d; 27-04-2010 at 16:26. Reason: typo

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