RAF Thorpe Abbotts was built during 1942-1943 for the Royal Air Force, but the expanding 8th Air Force took over instead. The 100th Bombardment Group (Heavy) flew the B-17 Flying Fortress as part of the 8th’s strategic bombing campaign. Some of the remaining buildings including the control tower form the nucleus form the 100th’s Memorial Museum. The grounds are spotless and very much reminiscent of how they probably looked in WW2. All it’s missing are the painfully young fliers and ground crews.
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