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Taunton

Military site : non-airfield

To the west of Silk Mills Lane the agricultural land was levelled to build the largest supply depot in SW England for the Royal Army Service Corps. With its good rail network it was an ideal location for US Supply Division detachments.

The site has since been cleared to make way for an industrial complex and Business Park plus a new housing estate. The Somerset Heritage Centre is built on one of the old railway sidings.

Exact location unknown.

Detailed history

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English Heritage's record description

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Service

People

  • Henry Lakas

    Military | Private
    Lakas was Dishonourably Discharged from the USAAF and sentenced to hard labour for life on 30 July 1943 for raping and holding a knife to the throat of a housemaid, Mary Frances Cullinane on 4 July 1943 at Stork House in Lambourn, Berkshire.

  • Charles Skidmore

    Military | Flight Officer | Glider Pilot | 439th Troop Carrier Group
    CHARLES E SKIDMORE JR. Born January 17, 1920 in Columbus Kansas. Son of Charles E and Henrietta Skidmore. He attended school at Columbus and continued his education at the University of Kansas where he graduated in 1941. He married Norma Lee Emery in...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
22 April 2015 10:35:18 general ira snapsorter Changes to media associations
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Removal of incorrectly associated media.

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

Barry Anderson, Army Air Forces Stations (Alabama, 1985) / http://www.victoriacountyhistory.ac.uk/explore/items/somerset-heritage-c...

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