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Video and photos of the memorials to the 44th Bombardment Group (Heavy) at Shipdham airfield (mmemorial plaque and memorial garden) and Shipdham village church (memorial headstone and inscription on local war memorial). Also includes stills from the 44th BG museum at Shipdham airfield.

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Units

  • 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    Group
    The 44th Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 15-January-1942 at McDill Field, Florida and equipped with B-24Cs. The Group moved to Barksdale Field, Louisiana and acted as a training unit for the 90th 93rd and 98th Bomb Groups and flew anti...

Locations

  • Shipdham

    Military site : airfield
    Shipdham was built in 1941-1942, the first US heavy bomber airfield in the English county of Norfolk. It was a standard design, with T2-type hangars and a domestic site dispersed to the south east. Improvements were carried out to increase the number...

  • Shipdham Airfield Museum

    Other location

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
06 January 2017 11:32:37 Rob in Norwich Changes to unit associations and place associations
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Produced December 2016 using video and stills from August-October 2016.

Date Contributor Update
06 January 2017 11:30:56 Rob in Norwich Created entry with collection and caption
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