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    I have heard of a museum at Knettishall, does anyone have the contact details and / or opening times?

    Richard

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    Try this.

    http://www.388thbg.org/

    Here are some contact details.

    Dave Sarson at collection@388th.com

    388th Bomb Group Collection
    Hillside Farm
    Market Weston
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    01359 221147

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    Default knettishall murel


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    One from today, just approaching Knettishall after our flight


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    Just off long finals for 08.

    How well I know that approach

    The tree belt marks the line of the original wartime main.

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    B-17G-15-DL 42-37839 "Little Willie" of the 388th Bomb Group, 363rd Bomb Squadron at Knettishall:



    Note the camouflage paint on the control tower in the background.

    All the best,
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    Lovely photograph Paul, first time that I've ever seen the slightest part of Knettishall's control tower. The prop' blades seem to be leaning backwards ?? especially the closest two !!

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    Due to a wide angle lens methinks.

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    a friend of mine lives in the old church there which was used as the bomb store
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    Quote Originally Posted by jonballs View Post
    a friend of mine lives in the old church there which was used as the bomb store
    I'm hoping you mean 'near' the bomb store Jon .

    Freeman puts the main HE dumps in Wall Covert.

    However the road (plus a few feet either side) running north from the peritrack to the church formed a narrow strip inside the airfield boundary, suggesting that it contained something. The airfield boundary ended just before the chuch.

    I note however on the OS insert in 'Airfields of the Eighth' the church is marked '(rems of)'. I guess this map is 1960 ish. I seems to be intact today view. Hmm.

    (That 'Google' road takes you right onto the airfield - to the remains of the main runway).

    Graham

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