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Eccles

Military site : non-airfield

Exact location unknown - centred on the Eccles Road area adjacent to Snetterton Heath 138. There is an active, but un-manned railway station there that would probably have been used in Eccles proposed capacity as a Strategic Air Depot Area. However, this was shelved when it was decided that the 3rd Air Division would change from B-24 to B-17 aircraft and it became a storage area until December 1944. It was taken over by the 9th Troop Carrier Command.

Detailed history

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Service

People

  • Howard Brown

    Military | Captain | Navigator | 96th Bomb Group
    Assigned Oct 1944. March 19, 1945, Glen Wallace wrote in his diary, "What a screwed-up mission! Briefed to hit Rhuland, but didn't. Made a run over it and caught pretty accurate flak. Then we made a run on a secondary and caught more. We also we

  • Steele Roberts

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 96th Bomb Group
    POW crashed near Schieben on 19 Mar 45 in B-17 #448704 Came down SW of Calau. On the following day St. Roberts was escorted by Germans to the churchyard of a small town where his comrades were lain out in a wagon prior to burial. ...

  • Martin Zajicek

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 96th Bomb Group
    KIA near Schieben in B-17 #448704. March 19, 1945, Glen Wallace wrote in his diary, "What a screwed-up mission! Briefed to hit Rhuland, but didn't. Made a run over it and caught pretty accurate flak. Then we made a run on a secondary and caught

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:02:16 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Barry Anderson, Army Air Forces Stations (Alabama, 1985) / Roger Freeman, The Mighty Eighth War Manual (London, 1991).

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