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Manchester

Military site : non-airfield

The Camp known as Race Course Camp, Manchester, was on the site of the Belle Vue Zoological Gardens which opened in 1836. The building of a railway and marshalling yards cut the land in two , but would prove invaluable as a Port Transit Depot for the Americans.

Another camp was based on the site of what is now the Salford Sports Village and University land.

After the war the Belle Vue site was variously an amusement park, speedway, greyhound race track and circus site. Now it has been built over with a housing estate and only the greyhound stadium and snooker hall remain.

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  • Charles Slotter

    Military | Corporal | Reconnaissance photographer | 25th Bomb Group
    Charles T Slotter served as a reconnaissance photographer in England during WWII. ...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
29 July 2015 15:35:08 MikeO Changes to media associations
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Removed links that did not depict Manchester

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:02:17 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Barry Anderson, Army Air Forces Stations (Alabama, 1985) / http://www.longshoresoldiers.com/2011/11/short-history-of-494th-port-bat...
http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=kQ07AwAAQBAJ&pg=PT160&lpg=PT160&dq=Ma...

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