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Memorials to the Mighty Eighth: Rackheath station 145
Recent videos and photographs of the memorials to the men of the USAAF 467th Bombardment Group (Heavy), 2nd Air Division, who served at Rackheath airfield 1944-45. It covers two locations: the memorials on the site of the airfield and the memorials at Rackheath Holy Trinity church.

Connections

Units

  • 2nd Air Division

    2nd Air Division

    Division
    In December 1944, the 2nd Bomb Division was redesginated the 2nd Air Division.

  • 467th Bomb Group

    467th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 467th Bomb Group, or the "Rackheath Aggies" as they came to be known, flew B-24 Liberators on missions from April 1944. Its air crews became known for their accuracy and the Group had the best overall standing for accuracy within the Eighth Air...

People

  • James Coffey

    Military

  • Albert Shower

    Military | Colonel | Group commander
    Colonel Shower had the unique distinction of being the only commander of a Group that flew from the U S to Europe, stayed in command until the war was over, flew on many missions with the Group and then flew back to the U S with them after the war.

Locations

  • Rackheath

    Military site : airfield
    First allocated to the Eighth Air Force as a bomber base in August 1942, Rackheath was then earmarked as a fighter base but, because of delay in construction, was never used as such. Built during 1943, the station had three concrete runways, 50 loop...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
19 February 2018 17:49:06 Rob in Norwich Changes to collection
Sources

Edited collection name to bring it into line with the majority of my contributions.

Date Contributor Update
21 February 2017 20:57:34 Rob in Norwich Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

This YouTube video has been added to the Rob edwards channel called 'The Mighty Eighth - memorials in England'.

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