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Earls Colne

AviationPosted by Peter Smith Sun, November 26, 2017 19:02:14

Opening in 1942 this Essex airfield was under USAAF control by May the following year and was one of the first bases in England to operate the Flying Fortress. There is still a small flying strip alongside one of the original runways but most of the airfield is buried under a golf course and a business park.

We went to look at the memorial yesterday and then, by chance, went to the Marks Hall estate for a wander where we found a second memorial and some of the few WWII remains still extant.

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