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Leicester

Military site : non-airfield

Principal units assigned were detachments of the 892 Signal Depot Company

Detailed history

From local resident Terry Hancock:
"I was aged three when WW2 broke out and lived in a 100 yds long cul-de-sac called Batten St, off Aylestone Rd, Leicester. The street contained some 16 houses and two large factories, one making tin objects and the other was the Leicester Cabinet Co. This was housed in a modern factory opposite to my terraced house and it had a large partially roofed storage area attached which backed on to the Grand Union Canal and was used for storing timber."

"In late 1943 the Cabinet Company was evicted and the USAAF took over, using it as a stores depot until late 1944 when we were told it went to France. As a kid, I had some good times with them."

English Heritage's record description

Not yet known

Service

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
20 July 2017 10:07:49 Lucy May Changes to history
Sources

http://www.wartimeleicestershire.com/pages/memoir_files/19.htm

Date Contributor Update
20 July 2017 09:50:57 Lucy May Created entry with name, number, latitude, longitude, usaaf from date, usaaf to date, description and history
Sources

Correspondence with Terry Hancock
Cross-referenced with Barry Anderson's Army Air Forces Stations (Alabama, 1985):
http://www.afhra.af.mil/Portals/16/documents/Timelines/World%20War%20II/...

http://www.harringtonmuseum.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Premises-s...
http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:uOm4r4aDxVsJ:www.le...

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