Discover one of Norfolk’s ‘Fields of Little America’
For two years during World War II some seventy sites across East Anglia became launch pads for USAAF’s bombing raids into occupied Europe. Each airfield was home to 2000-3000 airmen and ground crew, most of them volunteers. The airfields became known as “The Fields of Little America”.
This museum is based in the control tower and other buildings at RAF Thorpe Abbots – home from 1943 to 1945 to the 100th Bomb Group. Displays recount the bravery and danger of the men’s daily lives as well as the way, for two years, they made this corner of Norfolk their home.
Packed with personal stories and memorabilia, this inspiring and beautifully cared for museum really brings to life an amazing period in Norfolk and world history. Reserve collection available, please contact curator to arrange access.
Recommended length of visit: 2 to 3 hours.
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