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Watton was home to the 25th reconnaissance group, operating various aircraft including the B:17, B:24, B:26 and De Havilland Mosquito for weather monitoring. Watton also hosted the 3rd Strategic Air Depot, where major overhauls of the 2nd Air Divisions B:24 liberators was carried out. This airfield was a former RAF base, and so has the C type hangars and RAF domestic buildings, as well as the T2 type hangers comprising the maintanence depot to the south of the field. Watton was returned to RAF use post war, but sadly the hangers have now dissapeared under a modern housing development.
Posted Feb 7, 2013 05:28 by Norfolk Mike
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Attlebridge was home to the 466th Heavy Bomb group between March 1944 and July 1944. Like so many USAAF bases in Norfolk at that time, this group operated the B:24 Liberator. Today the runways house poultry sheds. Again, this is a basic scenery which I hope to improve upon in time. Attlebridge had a navigational aid known as a "buncher" beacon. These had a 25 mile range and were used to assemble the bombers using what was known as a "racetrack pattern". I have depicted Attlebridge's "buncher 35" as an NDB with a 25 mile range. The frequency is 392.00.
Posted Feb 7, 2013 04:51 by Norfolk Mike
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RAF Downham Market operated Lancasters, Stirlings and Mosquitos as well as housing Horsa Gliders.Today, most of the airfield has returned to agriculture, although a few buildings of the period remain. A large road now cuts right across the airfield, so to avoid any nasty surprises on take off, ensure your traffic sliders are set to zero! As with all my current retro 40s sceneries, this is a rather basic but correctly positioned rendition.
Posted Feb 7, 2013 04:21 by Norfolk Mike
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Worcester is a small GA airfield about 110 km from Cape Town South Africa. It is used for general aviation , PPL training and is one of the best gliding spots on earth. Surrounded by beautiful mountains and rivers.FSX Acceleration will give the best results.(Also SP2 commpatable).Acceleration users will have more eye candy !
Posted Feb 7, 2013 04:11 by Jacques Botha
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USAAF Horsham st. Faith was home to the 458th bomb group during WW2. Horsham st. Faith was previously used by the RAF, and now serves as Norwich Airport. In 1944, the airfield had become a heavy bomber base with concrete runways, and the aircraft flown from this airfield at that time was the B:24 Liberator. I have "shrunk" the city of Norwich to a more appropiate size for the era, and if you have installed IanPs "Rackheath" then you'll start to get an idea how close these fields were!I hope a later update of this quite basic scenery will include barrage balloons over the nearby city of Norwich (I need to research locations).
Posted Feb 6, 2013 07:11 by Norfolk Mike
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USAAF North Pickenham was home to the 491st, and the 492nd bomb groups during WW2.Due to heavy operational losses, the 492nd was replaced by the 491st from April 1944 to May 1945. Both groups used the B:24 Liberator. After WW2 North Pickenham was handed over to the Royal Air Force and during the 1950s was a major "Thor Missile" site. Now the old airfield is home to a large windfarm and the runways used as hardstandings for Turkey sheds!
Posted Feb 6, 2013 05:39 by Norfolk Mike
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RAF Bircham Newton played host to various units during WW2. Bircham Newton was an active airfield in the First World War, so has a very long and distiguished history! Bircham Newton was always a grass airfield, but many of the older pre war buildings were supplimented by more "modern" architecture by 1944. I've tried to make all of my airfield projects representative of 1944, and Bircham Newton, now with it's C-Type Hangars is no exception. Aircraft appropiate to Bircham Newton during this period would have been the Hudson and the Wellington.
Posted Feb 6, 2013 05:05 by Norfolk Mike
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Hardwick was home to the 93rd Heavy Bombardment Group US 8th Airforce. This group flew the B:24 Liberator from this airfield in WW2. Today, part of the airfield hosts two P:51 Mustangs owned by Maurice Hammond, as well as a musuem dedicated to the men that flew from here during the second world war.Hardwick had a navigational aid known as Buncher 7, which I have depicted with an NDB. The frequency is 487.00. Buncher beacons were used to assemble the huge bomber formations safely until they were above the weather.
Posted Feb 6, 2013 04:22 by Norfolk Mike
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Deopham Green was home to the 452nd bomb group, United States 8th Air Force. The 452nd flew B:17s from this remote Norfolk airfield in WW2. This is a basic scenery, forming part of my retro 40s project.
Posted Feb 5, 2013 10:54 by Norfolk Mike